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THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 



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GENEALOGY 



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BIGELOW FAMILY 



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AMERICA, 



FROM THE MAKlilAGE IN 1642 OF 



JOHN BIGLO AND MARY WARREN 



TO THE YE All IS'JO. 



BY 



GILMAN BIGELOW HOWE. 




" Jmia cotonat opus." 



WORCESTER, MASS. 

PRINTED BY CHARLES HAMILTON, 

No. 311 Main Street. 

1890. 



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WHEREVER SITUATED, 

ARE THE FOl, LOWING PAGES RESPECTFULLY 

DEDICATED 

BY THE WRITER. 



INTRODUCTION. 



In presenting this work to our readers it might be 
well to inform them concerning the origin of the book. 
Through the kindness and liberality of Horace H. Bigelow, 
Esq., of Worcester, Mass. (early in the season of 1886), 
the members of different branches of the Bigelow Family 
were invited to meet at Lincoln Park, Lake Quinsigamond, 
Worcester, June 2, 1886. The invitation was accepted 
by about two hundred of the family, and the day was 
spent in a social and informal manner. The question of 
gathering material and data for the compiling of a family 
history was discussed and the following committee was 
chosen to take the matter in charge : Horace H. Bigelow, 
of Worcester, Mass., Gliairman; Rev. Jonathan Edwards, 
of Wellesley, Mass. ; William P. Bigelow, of Natick, 
Mass. ; John K. Seaver, of Malone, N. Y. ; Oilman Bige- 
low Howe, of Northborough, Mass., Secretary; Leslie 
Hastings, of Cambridge, Mass. ; and Horace P. Bigelow, 
of Waterville, N. Y. ; the committee to report at a family 
reunion to be held at the same place June 2, 1887. At 
the meeting held on that date in Worcester, the Secretary 
presented a report of the progress made and it was voted to 
carry on the work of writing the genealogy and to employ 



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the Secretary, Gilman Bigelow Howe, to complete the 
work, — the whole to be under the charge of the following 
committee : 

Horace H. Bigelow, of Worcester, Mass. 

George B. Bigelow, of Boston, Mass. 

Hon. Jonathan Bigelow, of Watertown, Mass. 

Allen G. Bigelow, of Lockport, N. Y. 

N. Gordon Bigelow, of Toronto, Ont. 

Gilman Bigelow Howe, of Northborough, Mass. 

Rev. Jonathan Edwards, of Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

William P. Bigelow, of Natick, Mass. 

Lambert Bigelow, of Shrewsbury, Mass. 

The following are the names of those who subscribed to 
the fund for the publication of the family genealogy : 

N. Gordon Bigelow, Toronto, Ont. 
George B. Bigelow, Boston, Mass. 
William P. Bigelow, Natick, Mass. 
Edgar L. Bigelow, Norwood, Mass. 
I. S. Bigelow, Dubuque, Iowa. 
J. F. Bigelow, Worcester, Mass. 
Jonathan Bigelow, Watertown, Mass. 
Horace P. Bigelow, Waterville, N. Y. 
James R. Bigelow, Blackstone, Mass. 
Jason C. Bigelow, North Brookfield, Mass. 
David Bigelow, West Lebanon, N. Y. 
Russell A. Bigelow, New York, N. Y. 



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INTRODUCTION. IX 

Allen G. Bioelow, Lockport, N. Y. 
Horace H. Bigelow, Worcester, Mass. 
Lambert Bigelow, Shrewsbury, Mass. 

The last two named subscribing between eight and nine 
hundred dollars towards the work. The committee organ- 
ized with Horace H. Bigelow as Chairman, and Gilman 
Bigelow Howe as Secretary and Treasurer, and the Secre- 
tary was authorized to go to work immediately on the 
genealogy ; and the Secretary would respectfully present 
as his report, the following pages for your acceptance. 

Gilman Bigelow Howe, Secretary. 



PREFACE. 



In preparing this genealogical history we have labored 
under the same disadvantages that undoubtedly all genealo- 
gists encounter in their search for authentic data. The 
early records of our New England towns are, in many 
instances, very incomplete, which has compelled us to 
search for the missing link in the register of deeds' office, 
probate court records, church records, military rolls, 
family Bibles, local histories and family genealogies. And 
that we might obtain further information we searched 
directories for the name of Bigelow and sent out circulars 
asking for their assistance in furnishing records of their 
families and information concerning their ancestors, which 
was cheerfully furnished by them in many instances, 
although we were doomed to disappointment in some 
cases, but, we have many times, through the kind assist- 
ance of others, been enabled to obtain much of the coveted 
data which otherwise would have been lost. From the 
material thus gathered we have endeavored to arrange a 
genealogy which shall be correct, so far as the arrange- 
ment of families and data are concerned. There are many 
families of whom we were unable to obtain information, 
but in nearly all of the families who would give us any 



Xll PKEFACE. 

assistance we have been able to connect them with the 
family of John Biglo of Watertown. In a few instances 
we have been obliged to make a probable connection of 
the two families in question, but in all those cases we have 
so stated the probability. 

And we would take this opportunity to extend our 
hearty and sincere thanks to all who have aided us in this 
undertaking. To Messrs. Horace H. and Lambert Bige- 
low, of Worcester, Mass., are the family indebted for 
their great liberality in furnishing the means whereby this 
work was carried to completion ; we would especially 
thank the following for their valuable contributions and 
kind assistance in getting information : Jonathan G. Bige- 
low, Esq., Washington, D. C. ; Prof. Alpheus E. Bigelow, 
Cleveland, O. ; I. E. Bigelow, Esq., Plain City, O., the 
last two contributing much concerning the Ohio Bigelows. 
Ebenezer Bigelow, Esq., Canning, Nova Scotia, for the 
information concerning the Nova Scotia branch of the 
family. To David S. Bigelow, Westchester, Ct. ; Asa R. 
Bigelow, Colchester, Ct., and Anson Greene, Hammon- 
ton, N. J., are our thanks due for much of the material 
regarding the Colchester branch ; and to Samuel F. Bige- 
low, Esq., Newark, N. J., for the sketch concerning the 
New Jersey branch. To Watson H. Harwood, M.D., of 
Chasm Falls, N. Y., and Joel Bigelow, of Chicago, 111., 
are we indebted for the very complete account of their 
branch, and also to Frank B. Bigelow, Auburn, Me., and 



PREFACE . Xlll 

Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Wellesley Hills, Mass. We 
would also acknowledge the courtesy and kindness of the 
Librarian at the rooms of the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Society, and of Mr. Charles A. Cutter, 
Librarian at the Boston Athenjeum, in allowing us the 
free use of books and records in their custody, and also 
would we acknowledge the courtesy and assistance ren- 
dered us by Mr. C. J. Hoadley, the State Librarian at the 
State House in Hartford, Ct. And we would also thank 
the several town clerks who have so courteously assisted 
in our search for family data in their respective offices. 

OILMAN BIGELOW HOWE. 

NoRTHBOROUGH, Mass., September 10, 1890. 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



GiLMAN BiGELOw Howe, - - Tb /ace Title -page 

Nelson Gordon Bigelow, - - - To face 70 

Leander Bigelow, - - - . To face 100 

Hon. Moses Bigelow, - _ . To face 159 

Lambert Bigelow, - - - - To face 176 

L. Waldo Bigelow, - . . To face 201 

L. Adda Nichols, - - - - To face 232 

Lucy Bigelow Young . . . To face 237 

Levi Bigelow, - - - - -To face 299 

Lambert Bigelow, - - - _ To face ^Ql 

Hon. J. Warren Bigelow, . - . To face 355 

Hiram Bigelow, - _ . . To face 366 

Horace H. Bigelow, - - . . To face 412 

Hon. Hobart B. Bigelow, - - - To face 423 

Prof. Alpheus E. Bigelow, - - - jTo /ace 42.9 

Hon. Jonathan Bigelow, - - - To face 438 



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EXPLANATION OF FOKM OF GENEALOGY. 



Abbreviations : — b. stands for born ; bapt. for baptized ; m. 
for married ; unm. for unmarried ; res. for resides or resided ; 
d. for died. 

The figures at the left hand of the page denote the number of 
persons of the family name consecutively, from the first John 
Biglo (whom we put down as No. 1) to the last of whom we 
have any record ; whenever an obelisk (t) is prefixed to a name 
that person will be taken up again, as for example : John Biglo 
stands as No. 1, and his son Samuel stands as No. 6 and an 
obelisk is prefixed to his name. We follow along in the next 
generation and we find that the family of Samuel appears thus 
( 1-6 Samuel Bigelow) , here his personal history is given, followed 
by his children's names, dates, etc* His oldest son John 
appears as No. 33, and in the same manner do we trace his 
family history (6-33 John Bigelow, etc.). In this genealogy 
we have rejected the double dating between the first of January 
and the 25th of March, and made the year commence with 
January 1st, that the reader may not be misled or perplexed in 
relation to dates. 



EMRATA. 

Page 107, No. 774. For " m. Higgins," read m. Rachel Bishop. 

Page 107, No. 775. Insert m. Higgins. 

Page 211, No. 2033, ii. For " Harriet L.," read Harry L. 

Page 229, No. 2212. For " Anna Eaton," read Anna Dean Thorndyke. 

Page 279, No. 576-1384. For " Nantucket," read Nantucket. 

Page 288, No. 667-1523. For " Sept., 1849," read Sept., 1842. 

Page 290, No. 2894. For " Nov. 1, 1856," read Nov. 1, 1851. 

Page 325, No. 783-1813. For " he is now living (1888)," read he died 
July 1, 1890. 

Page 417, No. 4481. For " Mertimore Osborne," read Mortimore 
Osburue. 



THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 



FIRST GENERATION. 



THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN BIGLO, OF WATER- 
TOWN, MASS. 

Concerning the ancestry of John Biglo, the progenitor of the 
Bigelows of this country, we are unable to get any satisfactory 
account, traditions are so numei'ous and conflicting that we can 
place no reliance upon any of them ; they would make our com- 
mon ancestor a native of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and England, 
as well as a PVench Huguenot. The most common belief has 
been that we were of English descent, but a very careful and 
persistent search has failed to find the name of Biglo or Bigelow 
upon any public records in that country, various clues have been 
followed in Scotland and the North of Ireland, but all alike 
have been found to have no foundation. The English ancestry 
of the Bigelows, as written by the late H. G. Somerby, several 
years ago (and who spent considerable time in searching Eng- 
lish records), appears to have its basis upon records of the 
Beagely family found in the Parish of Wrentham, County of 
Suffolk, and wills of the same family found in the Probate 
Court. From the parish register was taken the family of 
Randley Beagely and Jane his wife ; the youngest was recorded 
as follows, viz. : "1616. John y" sonne of Randley Beagely & 
Jane his wife baptized February y'' XVI." and this John he 
takes to be the John Biglo of AVatertown. From the will of 
Francis Baguley of Wrentham, dated Oct. 20, 1656, he takes 
the following: "To his brother John Baguley, now living in 
New England, a certain sum of money, if he comes for it in 
person within two years," but he fails to show that Randley 
Beagely had a son Francis, or that Francis Baguley was any way 
related to John Beagely by 'die records. 



18 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

From a recent letter of the present rector of Wrentham to 
Mr. Poultney Bigelow of New York we learn that John Beagely 
was baptized Feb. 16, 1616, and was buried 1626, and his 
widow, Jane Beagely, was buried 1626, which would appear as 
though he was not baptized until nearly grown at least, and his 
birth could hardly correspond with that of our ancestor. Thus 
from the incomplete and conflicting records we are reluctantly 
compelled to abandon for a time any attempt to establish a line of 
ancestry for our early progenitor John Bigio. He probably had 
no brothers in this country, but we find one Elizabeth Bigelow, 
who married Dea. Richard Butler of Hartford, and from the 
name and dates we suppose her to be a sister of John Biglo. 
Richard Butler emigrated from Braintree, Essex Co., England, 
in 1632, and settled first in Cambridge, Mass., was a member of 
Rev. Thomas Hooker's church, made a freeman 1634, and in 
1635 he went with Rev. Mr. Hooker, Elder Stone and others 
to commence the settlement at Hartford. He was chosen dea- 
con of the first church in that town, and was twice married, but 
we have no date of either marriage. A private record says that 
he had five children by his second wife, Elizabeth (Bigelow). 
The following is a partial list of his children by both marriages. 

By first marriage : 

Mary, b. 1635 ; m. Samuel "Wright ; lived in Wethersfleld. 
Thomas, b. 1637 ; m. S^r^h Stone. 

Samuel, b. 1639; m. Mary^Olmsted ; lived in Wethersfleld. 
Nathaniel, b. 1641 ; m. Sarah ; lived in Wethersfleld. 

By second marriage : 

Elizabeth, b. 1643 ; m. Dea. Joseph Olmsted. 

Joseph, b. 1648; m. Mary Goodrich; lived in Wethersfleld. 

Daniel, b. ; vi. Mabel Olmsted ; lived in Hartford. 

Hannah, b. ; m. John Green of Fairfield, Ct. 

Dea. Richard Butler died in Hartford, Aug. 6, 1684 ; his 
widow, Elizabeth (Bigelow) Butler, died Sept. 11, 1691. 

The first mention we find of John Biglo appears on the Water- 
town Town Records, where his marriage is the first marriage 
recorded in that town, viz.: "1642-30-8. John Bigulah and 
Mary Warin joyned in mariag before Mr. Nowell." She was 
the daughter of John and Margaret Warren and is said to have 
been born in England ; she bore him thirteen (13) children and 
died Oct. 19, 1691. From the list cf those who took the oath 



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GENEALOGY. 19 

of fidelity at Watcrtown, 1652, we find that John Biggalough 
was one of the number and he became a freeman April 18, 1690, 
which we find from the roll of freemen written as John Bigolo ; 
under the same date we find Samuel Begaloo was made a free- 
man, and by another list, dated May 16, 1690, we find Samuel 
Biggilo and John Warren, Jr., were made freemen. On the 
returns of soldiers who were in the service from Nov. 25 to 
Dec. 3, 1675, we find the names John Bigulah, Sr., Michaell 
Flegg and Isaac Leonard, the last named being wounded. Thus 
we find the name variously spelled by different officials, but 
when we find the name written by any member of the family in 
those early days it is written Biglo, Biglow, Bigelo or Bigelow. 
His trade appears to have been that of a blacksmith, as appears 
by the following taken from the town records: "Agreed w"^ 
John Biglo y^ for ten trees the towne allowed him for the setting 
up a shop for a Smithes forge, y" he shall either goe on with y' 
his promise of setting up his trade, w"' is the trade of a Smith 
w'^'in one twelfmonth after the date hearof or else to pay unto 
the towne ten shillings for these ten trees he acknowledged to 
have off the townes." Dated March 4, 1651. 

He was chosen a Surveyor of Highways 1652 and 1660, a 
Constable 1663, and one of "the seven men" {i. e.. Selectman) 
in 1665, '70, '71. His homestead consisted of six acres and was 
bounded north by Richard Ambler and William Parker, east by 
Thomas Straight, south by the highway, and on the west by 
Miles Ives. After the death of his wife Mary he married 
second, Oct. 2, 1694, Sarah Bemis, daughter of Joseph Bemis 
of Watertown. He died July 14, 1703, at the ripe old age of 
86 years. His will, dated Jan. 4, 1703, was proved July 23, 
1703, and is as follows: 

**^n the uantC of i5oA nvxtn, I John Biglo of Watertown in 
the county of Midd'x within her Majesties Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England, being weeke of body, but 
in sound disposing Memory prais be given to god for the same. 
Do make this my last will & testament, in manner & form follow- 
ing, that is to say first & pi'incipally I resign my soul into the 
mercy full hands of allmighty god my Creator assuredly hoping 
through the mercy of my blessed Saviour to obtain pardon com- 
mission of all my sins and my body I comit to the earth whence 
it was taken, to be decently buried by the discreshion of my 



20 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

executors hereinafter named and as for the worldly goods & 
estate, the lord hath lone me I dispose thereof as follows. 

Imp", I give & bequeath unto Sarah my well beloved wife, 
and to her heirs & assigns forever, all the lands and movable 
estate, that was hers before our marriage, and forty pounds in 
money, twenty pounds of s'd money to be p'd her within one 
month after my decease and twenty pounds within one year 
after my dece's' I give unto her forty pounds waight of good 
pork, three bushels of barley, and one bushel of Indian corn, 
five pounds waight in butter & five pounds waight in Chees, 
and also two Sheep, and half the flax that shall be in the house 
at my Deces — and that to be in full satisfaction of her thirds. 

2nciiy J gjyg ^ bequeath to my eldest son John Biglo, & to 
his heirs & assigns forever, twenty pounds in money to be p'd 
within one year after my Deces, and in case my s'd son have an 
heir lawfully begotten of his own body, I give & bequeath his 
s'd heir twenty pounds in money to be p'd to him or her, when 
it shall be of twenty one years of age, or day of marriage which 
shall first happen, but if it hapon my s'd son deces without an 
heir as above s'd, then my will is y't ye aboves'd twenty pounds 
be equally devided between my children then surviving. 

3<iiy I giye & bequeath unto my son Jonathan Biglo, and to 
his heirs & assigns forever, twenty five pounds in money to be 
p'd him w"Mn one year after my deces. 

4'Wy I give & bequeath to my son Daniell Biglo and to his 
heirs & assigns forever, twenty five pounds in money to be p'd 
him within one year after my deces. 

5tiiiy J gjyg ^ bequeath to my son Samuel Biglo, and to his 
heirs & assigns forever ten pounds in money besides what he 
hath already had, to be p'd him within one year after my deces. 

6"iiy. I give & bequeath unto my son Joshua Biglo, and to 
his heirs & assigns forever two parcels of lands lying on the 
westerly side of bow brook in s'd town. Purchased of Leiut 
Cha' Hammond as may more fully appear by the deed of the 
same, and twenty five pounds in money, to be p'd him within 
one year after my deces. 

7'^. I give & bequeath unto my son James Biglo fifteen 
pounds, which I lent him as may appear by a bond under his 
hand and seal, and I give & bequeath to my said son James' 
son James Biglo ten pounds in money to be p'd him if he shall 
live to the age of twenty one years, but if it so happen that he 
deces. before s'd age, then ye s'd ten pounds to be equally 
devided between my s'd son James' surviving children, when 
they shall be of the age of twenty one years or day of marriage 
which shall first happon. 

gthiy^ I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Flagg & to 
her heirs & assigns forever, twenty five pounds in money to be 
p'd her with two years after my Deces. 



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gthiy J give ^ bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Sterns' 
children twenty five pounds in money, to be p'd them, when 
they are twenty one years of age, or day of marriage which 
shall first happon. 

10"''y, I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Learned, 
and to her heirs and assigns forever, twenty five pounds in 
money, within three years after Deces. 

ll'"y. I give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Wood's 
children, lawfully begotten of her own body, twenty five pounds 
in money to be p'd them equally a like, when they shall arrive 
at the age of twenty one years or day of marriage, which shall 
first happon, 

I2"^y. I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Herring- 
ton & to her heirs & assigns, twenty five pounds in money, to 
be p'd within fower years after my Deces. 

and I uomiuat, ordain & appoint, my above s'd son Joshua 
Biglo and my son in Law Isaac Larnerd my Sole executors, to 
se, this my last will & testament performed and all the rest and 
residue of my estate not herein bequeathed, after all my- just 
debts and funerall charges are p'd my will is that it be devided 
between my s'd executors, that is to say, two parts of three, to 
my s'd son Joshua, and one third to my son in Law Isaac 
Leanerd, and do request my trusty & well beloved friend, Capt 
Benj Garfield to be my overseer of this my last will & testa- 
ment, my s'd executors to allow him out of my estate for his 
cost & charges reasonable sattisfaction to his content. Revoking 
& making null and void all former or otheu -wills by me hereto- 
fore made, In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
seal this fourth day of January one thousand seven hundred two- 
three, and in the first year of the re%Q of our Lady Aniia, by 
the Grace of God over England & Queen. 



■*• his 

^' JOHN -I- BIGLO 

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Signed, sealed & published 



Sam'l LlVERMOKE ") 

Daniel Harrington > Witnesses.'' 



MUNNING SawIN y 



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The inventory of his estate amounted to £627-12-00. Amon^ 
the expenses charged for the funeral we find several pairs of 
black gloves, twenty gallons of wine, bottles for the same, 
allspice and sugar, and two men and horses to carry the wine 
and other articles to the funeral, also '-a man and horse to 
notify John Stearns ^Billeriga to attend the funeral," "a man 
and horse to Sherburne to notify Isaac Larned and wife to 
attend the funeral." 



22 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

The children were all born in Watertown and were : 

2. tJoHN, b. Oct. 27, 1643; m. Rebecca Olmsted; lived in Hartford, Ct. 

3. JJONATHAN, b. Dec. 11, 1646; m. Rebecca Shepard ; lived in Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

4. Maky, b. March 14, 1648; m. June 3, 1674, Michael Flagg, son of 

Thomas and Mary Flagg (or Flegg as the name is written in some 
of the early records) of Watertown, where they lived and died ; 
he was boi'n March 23, 1651, and died about 1711 ; his wife Mary 
died earlier, as he married a second time in 1704 Mary Earle. 
Three children were recorded by his first wife as follows : 
i. Abigail, b. 1685. 

ii. Michael, b. 1689. 

iii. Mary, b. 1691; m. William Hager, 1711. 

5. tDANiEL, b. Dec. I, 1650; m. Abigail Pratt; lived in Framingham. 

6. fSAJMUEL, b. Oct. 28, 1653; m. Mary Flagg; lived in Watertown. 

7. t Joshua, b. Nov. 5, 1655; m. Elizabeth Flagg; lived in Watertown 

and Westminster. 

8. Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1657; m. Lieut. John Stearns, and lived in 

Billerica, Mass., where they had a large family of children, and 
she died April 18, 1694. Their children were as follows : 
i. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 23, 1677. 
ii. John, b. Jan. 22, 1680; d. young, 
iii. Sarah, b. Mar. 21, 1682. 
iv. Mary, b. July 23, 1684. 
V. John, b. Nov. 26, 1686. 
vi. Isaac, b. May 1, 1689. 
vii. Abigail, b. Aug. 22, 1691. 

9. Sary, b. Sept. 29, 1659 ; m. July 23, 1679, Isaac Leanerd, son of Isaac 

and Mary(Sternes) Leanerd, and was born Oct. 5, 1655. They moved 
to Framingham near the Sherburne line, where they lived for many 
years. In 1711 he served the ToAvn of Fi'amingham as one of the 
Selectmen. He died Sept. 15, 1737, leaving a large family, viz. : 
i. Isaac, b. May 10, 1680; 711. Nov. 19, 1706, Sarah Howe; 

res. Sherburne, Mass. 
ii. Sarah, b. March 16, 1682. 
iii. Abigail, b. March 11, 1684. 

iv. Mary, b. April 12, 1686 ; m. William Bond of Watertown, 
V. William, b. Feb. 12, 1688. 
vi. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 31, 1690; m. Oct. 14, 1714, Deborah 

Haynes ; res. Oxford, Mass. 
vii. Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1692. 

viii. Hannah, b. Sept. 16, 1694; m. May 2, 1715, Obadiah 
Walker; res. Marlborough, Mass. They had Silas, 
Hannah and Obadiah. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. July 27, 1696. 
X. Moses, b. April 29, 1699 ; m. Lydia ; res. Framingham. 

10. t James ; m. three times ; res. Watertowu. 

11. Martha, b. April 1, 1662; to. twice; her second husband was 

Obadiah Woods of East Hartford, Ct., who d. April 11, 1712, but 
we have no further record of her family. 

12. Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1664; m. Dec. 10, 1684, Benjamin Harrington, 

sou of Robert and Susannah Harrington, b. in Watertown, Jan. 
; d. 1724 ; she d. Jan. 12, 1754. They had : 

Benjamin, b. Oct. 2, 1685. 

Abigail, b. March 1, 1689. 

Isaac, b. Feb. 2, 1693. 

Thankful, b. Sept. 20, 1701. 
b. March 4, 1666 ; d. March 8, 1666. 
and d. Dec. 18, 1667. 





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SECOND GENERATION. 



1-2. John Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the eldest son of John 
and Mary (Warren) Biglo, was born in Watertown, Oct. 27, 
1643, and early emigrated to Hartford, where he purchased land 
as recorded May 3, 1669, and on which his house was situated, 
and it was described as follows: "Was lot of Anne Wesby, 
and bounded West on the Highway, East and partly South, 
on Benjamin Huber and Peck, on the North by Thomas 
Watt's land." This land was situated near the present grounds 
of the Trinity College in Cooper Lane. On account of the 
meagre records at that time we find no record of his marriage, 
but from other sources we learn that he married Rebecca Olm- 
sted, daughter of Capt. Nicholas Olmsted* and Sarah (Loomis) 
his wife. (Capt. Nicholas Olmsted was born in England and 
served in the Pequot War in 1637, and, as the historian has it, 
"after sowing his wild oats he became a good citizen." He 
was made a freeman 1669, a captain in 1675, and died Aug. 31, 
1684. In his will he mentions daughters Sarah Gates, Mabel 
Butler and Rebecca Bigelow.) In 1707 John Bigelow deeded a 
portion of his property to Jonathan Butler, a nephew of his 
wife, and he is supposed to have died about 1721, as letters of 
administration were granted Dec. 5, 1721, to Rebecca his wife, 
and an inventory was taken Dec. 27, 1721, and amounted to 
£54-07-01. This settlement appears not to have been very 



*Capt. Nicholas Olmsted m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph Loomis, and lived in Hart- 
ford. They had: 1. Sarah; m. 1662, George Gates. 2. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 
1646; m. Samuel Butler, son of Dea. Richard Butler and father of Jonathan 
Butler who inherited the estate of John Bigelow. 3. Rebecca, b. March 12, 
1647-8; m. John Bigelow (as above). 4. John; bapt. Feb. 3, 1650; d. young. 

5. Samuel, Z>. 1653; m. Mary . 6. (Dea.) Joseph, &. 1654; to. Elizabeth 

Butler, dau. of Dea. Richard and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Butler. 7. Thomas; 
m. June 25, 1091, Hannah Mix. 8. Mabel; m. Daniel Butler, brother to 
Elizabeth and half brother to Samuel ; he died March 28, 1692, and she married 
second Michael Taintor ; she had five daughters by her first husband. [Loomis' 
Genealogy.] 



24 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

satisfactory, as from the Probate Records we find that Joseph, 
son of Jonathan Bigelow and nephew of John, appeared before 
the Court and remonstrated against allowing Jonathan Butler to 
hold the property which was deeded to him by John Bigelow, 
but without avail, as the property continued in the Butler family 
down to a very recent date. He left no issue. 

1-3. Jonathan Bigelow of Hartford, Coup., son of John and 
Mary (Warren) Biglo, was born Dec. 11, 1646, and early went 
to Hartford, where he married, 1671, Rebecca Shepard, daugh- 
ter of Sergt. John and Rebecca (Greenhill) Shepard. She was 
born in Hartford 1650. She died previous to 1686, and he 
married second Mary Olcott, daughter of Samuel Olcott, by 
whom he had several children. She died March 7, 1697, and he 
married third Mary Benton, by whom he had no children. He 
died Jan. 9, 1711, and his widow married for her second hus- 
band, March 19, 1713, Dea. John Shepard, a brother of his 
first wife, and she died Dec. 23, 1752, aged 90 and upwards, 
according to the records of the First Church. His land was re- 
corded Nov. 24, 1674, and is described as bounded west on the 
road leading to Wethersfield, and we find on the records at the 
State House at Hartford, concerning private controversies, at 
the Court of Assistants at Hartford, Oct. 6, 1686. "Whereas: 
Jonathan jun'r, Rebecca, Mary, Sarah, John and Violet, chil- 
dren of Rebecca Bigelow alias Shepherd, Received judgment 
against Serg't John Shepherd for one forth part of the estate 
that he received as administrator of the estate of Thomas Green- 
hill deceased and award was made to Jonathan jr. and brothers 
and sisters." His will appointed his widow Mary and son 
Joseph as executors, and mentions children Jonathan, Jr., John, 
Mary, Sarah, Violet, Joseph, Abigail, Daniel and Samuel, the 
last two were under age, and Thomas Olcott was appointed 
guardian to Daniel, aged 18, and Samuel, aged 16. Feb. 5, 
1711, two years later, Samuel Benton was appointed guardian 
to Daniel, age 20, and Dea. John Shepherd appointed guardian 
to Samuel, age 18. Owing to the meagre records we are unable 
to give the dates of births, but give such as we have been able 
to gather from various sources. 

15. fJoNATHAN, 5. March 22, 1673; to. Dec. 14, 1699, Mabel Edwards. 

16. Rebecca was living Feb. 23, 1696, when she was admitted a mem- 

ber of the First Church in Hartford, Conn. 



GENEALOGY. 25 

17. tJoHN; m. Jan. 11, 1710, Abiijail Kicliards; movefl to Now Jersey. 

18. Maky; m. Jan. 11, 1700, Joliu Williauis ; she -was livinj? in ITIG, 

when she receipted for her share of her father's estate. 

19. Sakaii; m. Nov. 4, 1709, John Bitrelow, her cousin and son of 

Joshna liigeh)w of Watertown. 
20 Violet; m. Sept. 1, 170!), Steplien Taylor, and was livinji; in 1717, 
wlien she receiptt'd for lier sliare of her father's estate. 

21. Samukl ; hapt. Marcli 13, IC86; d. young. 

22. Abigail; hapt. Nov. 2, 1690; m. Joseph Sackett, and lived in West- 

lield, Mass. She was living in 1714, when she receipted for her 
sliare of the estate. 

23. tJosEPH, b. 1690; m. May 21, 1713, Sarah Spencer. ._ 

24. JDanikl; bapt. March 26, 1693; m. Hannah BidwcU, and lived in 

Hartford. 

25. tSAMUEL; hapt. March 31, 1695; m. Mehitable (Spencer?). 

26. A child, died March 5, 1697. 

1-5. Daniel Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., son of John 
and Mary (Warren) Biglo, was born in "Watertown, Dec. 1, 
1650, and married Abigail or Abial Pratt, daugliter of Tliomas 
Pratt, and settled in Framingham in 168G, where he was tailor by 
trade, and lived near the east end of what was known as 
Gleason's Pond. We have but little concerning this family from 
the records, and it is said that he died about 1715. She died 
his widow. His family were born in Framingham, viz. : 

27. Abigail, />. Oct. 28, 1689; m. March 8, 1727, Abraham Belknap, 

and they lived in Framingham and Natick. He was born Jnly 28, ^■ 
1695, and died 1754; she died about 1734. 

28. fDANiEL, b. Nov. 24, 1691; m. Rebecca Eames ; lived in Framing- 

ham. 

29. Abiel, b. Jan. 20, 1693; m. Oct. 11, 1716, Jonathan Stone, son of 

Nathaniel and Sarah (Wayt) Stone, and was born March 24, 1690. 
He died leaving four children. She married second, June 15, 
1743, Samuel Walker of Natick. She was admitted to the church 
Nov. 17, 1723. Her children were : 

i. Jonathan ; lived in Worcester, 
ii. Reuben; 7)i. and lived in Rutland, 
iii. Simeon; m. Hannah Kendall and lived in Rutland. 
iv. Levi. 

30. Susanna, //. March 4, 1696; m. June 9, 1715, Stephen Jennings, 

son of Stephen and Hannah (Stanhope) Jennings, who was born 
1688. They lived in Framingham, where she was admitted to the 
church March 3, 1722. He was admitted to the church Feb., 1749. 
She died Oct. 24, 1768. He died Oct. 8, 1763, leaving a family, 
viz. : 

i. Stephen, b. Sept. 6, 1716; m. July 5, 1737, Maiy 

Fessenden; lived in Sudbury; he d. Jan. 6, 1798. 
ii. Daniel, b. Feb. 16, 1718; m. 1737, Elizabeth Cozzens; 

lived in .Walpole. 
iii. Ephraim, b. May 27, 1720; m. 1743, Sybilla Rice; lived 

in Natick. 
iv. Susanna, b. May 19, 1722; m. Bezaleel Rice; lived in 
Framingham. 



26 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

V. Abigail, h. Aug. 28, 1724 ; m. Joseph Maynard ; lived in 

Framingliam. 
vi. Joseph, b. March 7, 1727; m. Rachel Drury; lived in 
Framingham. They had seven children, one of whom 
(Susanna) married Nathaniel Biglow of Weston. 

31. fEpHRAiM, h. May 12, 1698; m. Lydia Johnson; lived in Holliston. 

32. Lydia, h. Jan. 2, 1702; m. Sept. 30, 1731, Martin Pratt of Hopkin- 

ton, son of Nathaniel and Abigail Pratt, and was born in Water- 
town, Dec. 13, 1703. They lived at one time in Westborough, 
Mass., where she was admitted to the church in 1738 by letter 
from Hopkinton. Two of their children were born in Hopkinton, 
viz. : 

i. Lydia, h. 1734. 
ii. Benjamin, h. 1736. 
iii. Joseph, h. in Westborough, April 7, 1738. 

1-G. Samuel Biglo of Watertown, son of John and Mary 
(Warren) Biglo, was born Oct. 28, 1653, and married June 3, 
1674 (the same time as his sister Mary), Mary Flagg, daughter 
of Thomas and Mary Flagg. She was born Jan. 14, 1658, and 
died Sept. 7, 1720. He was a prominent man in Watertown, 
an innholder, as we find he was licensed as such 1702 to 1716. 
He represented the town in the General Court 1708-9-10. 
His will dated Sept. 30, 1720, and proved Feb. 21, 1731, men- 
tions sons John, Samuel, Thomas and Isaac; daughters Mercy 
Garfield, Abigail Cutler and Deliverance Stearns ; sons-in-law 
Thomas Reed, Josiah Howe and Daniel Warren ; grandchildren 
David Bruce, Nathaniel Read, Isaac Read, Thomas Read, 
Catherine Read, Phinehas Howe, Abraham Howe, Rachel Howe, 
Samuel Warren, Daniel Warren and Hannah Warren. To his 
three daughters he gave the sum of £17 apiece. Their chil- 
dren were born in "Watertown, viz. : 

33. tJoHN, h. May 9, 1675; m. Jerusha Garfield; lived in Marlborough. 

34. Mary, h. Sept. 12, 1677; m. Feb. 2, 1700, David Bruce of Marl- 

borough, where he d. soon after; she had one son by him, named 
David, of whom we have no date of birth, but he is mentioned in 
his gi'andfather's will. She married second in 1701 Tliomas 
Read, Jr., of Sudbury, a son of Thomas and Mary (Goodrich) 
Read. He was born 1678. She died in 1707, leaving four children 
by her last husband, viz. : 

i. Nathaniel, h. 1702; lived in Warren, Mass., and had a 

large 'number of descendants, 
ii. Isaac. 
iii. Thomas. 

iv. Catherine ; and all were living in 1720. 
3.5. fSAMUKL, h. Sept. 18, 1679 ; m. Ruth Warren ; lived in Marlborough. 
36. Sarah, h. Oct. 1, 1681; m. Dec. 11, 1706, Josiah Howe of Marl- 
borough, son of Josiah and Mary (Haynes) Howe, and a grandson 
of John Howe, the first settler of Marlborough, Mass. He was 
born in Marlborough 1678, and lived in Marlborough, where she 



GENEALOGY. 27 

died, and he married a second time, Nov. 22, 1713, Mary Marble, 
and died Sept. 20, 1766, aged 78, having three children by his first 
wife, viz. : • 

i. PiUNEHAS, b. Dec. 4, 1707; m. Abigail Bennett; lived in 
Lancaster and Shrewsbnry, where they liad : 
i. Phinkiias, h. March 7, 1733. 
ii. Bezalekl, b. Feb. 14, 173r); m. Sarah Big- 
low of Marll)oronL'h. 
iii. Silas, J). Jan. 26, 1737. 
iv. Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 1738. 
V. Betty, b. 1740. 
ii. Abraham, b. April 6, 1709. 

iii. Rachel, b. Nov. 23, 1710; probably to. 1738, Isaac Ball 
of Hopkintou. 

37. fTHOMAS, b. Oct. 24, 1683 ; m. Mary Livermore of Watertown. 

38. MEitcv; this is supposed to be the Martha who was recorded as b. 

April 4, 1686, as there is no further mention made of Martha and 
there is of Mercy, and she is said to have been born in 1686, that 
is thought to have been a mistake in the record. Mercy m. Jan. 
2, 1707, Lieut. Thomas Garfield (or Gearfleld as the name is some- 
times Avritten). He was the son of Capt. Benj. and Elizabeth 
(Bridge) Garfield and was born Dec. 12, 1680. They lived in 
Watertown a short time and had two children born there : i. 
Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1708; and ii. Eunice, b. Aug. 23, 1710. 
They moved from there to Lunenburg, and wei*e the direct 
ancestors of the late President James A. Garfield. She died Feb. 
23, 1745. He died Feb. 4, 1752. 

39. Abigail, b. May 7, 1687; m. Aug. 1, 1710, Jonathan Cutter of Kill- 

ingly. Conn.; they resided in Colchester, Conn., where they had 
three children born, but we have no further record. 

40. Hannah; m. May 24, 1711, Daniel "Warren, and they lived in West- 

borough and ShreAvsbury, and had five children born before 1745, 
three of whom were mentioned in their grandfather's will. He 
was a soldier in the French and Indian War and is said to have 
been taken prisoner at Fort Massachusetts and carried captive to 
Canada. 

41. flSAAC, b. May 19, 1691; m. Mary Bond and lived in Colchester, 

Conn. 

42. Deliverance, b. Sept. 22, 1695 ; m. Aug. 10, 1715, John Sternes 

of Lexington, Mass., son of John and Judith (Laurence) Sternes. 
He lived in Worcester, where their descendants lived many years. 

1-7. Joshua Biglow of Watertown and Westminster, son of 
John and Mary (Warren) Biglo, was born Nov. 5, 1655; mar- 
ried Oct. 20, 1676, Elizabeth Flagg, daughter of Thomas and 
Mary Flagg. She was born March 22, 1657, and died Aug. 9, 
1729. He was a soldier in King Phillip's War in Capt. Ting's 
company and was wounded, and in consideration of his services 
in that war the General Court gave him a grant of land in 
Narragansett No. 2. He lived in Watertown the most of his 
life and his children were born in that town, and when his father 
died he was appointed executor of the will with his brother-in- 
law Isaac Learned, and was a well known citizen in Watertown ; 



28 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

but late in life (his 87th year) , being anxious to reside on the land 
that he had earned at the peril of his life, removed from Water- 
town (in company with his son Eleizer) to the grant of land in 
Narragansett No. 2, now Westminster, making the journey June 
9, 174;i, where he spent the last years of his life, aud died Feb. 
1, 1745, in the 90th year of his age, and was the first adult who 
died in the new town. He had a large family of children, but 
one of whom lived in Westminster. They were as follows, 
viz. : 

43. tJosHUA, b. Nov. 25, 1G77; m. Uamiah Fiske. 

44. t Jonathan, b. March 22, 1G79; m. Elizabeth Bemis. 

45. tJOHN, b. Dec. 20, 1081 ; m. Hanuah . 

46. Benjamin, b. Jan. 20, 1683; was in the public service and was in- 

jured by being thi'own from a horse, and died Oct. 27, 1709. 

47. Jauez. We find no record of his birth, but family traditions say 

that Jabez settled in Bristol, England, and had a large number of 
descendants, and he was engaged in mercantile business, but we 
fail to find any records to corroborate the tradition. 

48. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 3, 1687; m. Feb. 28, 1724, Jonathan Harrington 

49. David, b. April 30, 1G94; is said to have died in Spain, but we find 

no date of death. 

50. fJosEPH, b. Dec. 29, 1G95; was twice married. 

51. tF)ANi^:L, b. Aug. 29, 1697; m. Elizabeth Whitney. 

52. IEbenezer, b. Sept. 4, 1G98; m. Hannah Browne. 

53. tGKRSHOM, b. Sept. G, 1701 ; m. Rachel Gale. 

54. -J-Eleizer, 6. March 14, 1705 ; m. Mary Fiske. 

1-10. James Bigelow of Watertown, sou of John and Mary 
(Warren) Biglo, was born in Watertown, but we find no record 
of his birth. He married March 25, 1687, Patience, daughter 
of Jonathan Brown. She died and he married second, July 3, 
1093, Elizabeth, daughter of John (or Jonathan) Child. She died 
April 20, 1707, and he married third, June 15, 1708, Joanna 
Erickson of Boston. He died in Weston Jan. 20, 1728, and his 
widow married second, Jan. 8, 1729, Adam Smith of Boston. 
In Sewall's Diary, under date of Nov. 3, 1G85, we find that 
James Bigelow was fined for insulting Lieut. -Governor Stough- 
ton and Dudley. Just what the offence consisted of we are in 
doubt, but was probably an offence that would not be noticed at 
the present time so, rigid were the customs and laws of those 
early days. His children were probably born in Watertown, 
but two of them were recorded on the town records. 

55. t James; bapt. May 6, 1688; m. Patience . 

56. John; d. Nov. 15, 1694. 



GENEALOGY. 29 

57. Patience, b. Sept. 30, 1693; m. Nov. 29, 1720, Samuel Wood. 

TIk'.v moved to Groton where they liveil, and she d. Jan. 23, 1773, 
aud'he d. April 10, 1773. Their (diiUlreu were : 
1. Elizabeth, b. Auff. 29, 1721. 
ii. Samuel, b. Dee. 2, 1722. 
ill. Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1724. 
iv. AiJiGAiL, b. Dec. 11, 1726. 
y. Eunice, b. Feb. 24, 1729. 
vi. James, b. Aug. 22, 1731. 
vii. William, b. Oct. 17, 1735. 
viii. Mary, b. March 16, 1738. 

58. Abraham, b. Nov. 12, 1699 ; d. in Cambridge, 1720, xmm. 



THIRD GENERATION. 



3-15. Jonathan Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of Jonathan 
and Rebecca (Shepherd) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, March 
22, 1678, and married Dec. 14, 1699, Mabel Edwards, daughter of 
Richard and Elizabeth (Tuthill) Edwards, She was born Dec, 
13, 1685, and died in Hartford, May 14, 1765. She was a rela- 
tive of Rev. Jonathan Edwards the theologian. He settled near 
his father's in Wethersfield Lane and died July 29, 1749. His 
will, dated Nov. 16, 1738, and proved Oct., 1749, mentions 
wife Mabel, daughters Jerusha, Rebecca, Mabel, and Irena, and 
sous Timothy and Jouathan, and by the records in clerk's office 
at Hartford we find that John Poogotoon (Indian) and Sarah his 
wife, with the consent of their master, Thomas Reeves of South- 
old, Long Island, did bind themselves to serve Jonathan Bige- 
low four and one half years and their sou Sampson for nineteen 
years and six mouths till he was 21 years of age, dated July 12, 
1723. Their children were probably born in Hartford, but 
owing to the defective records of those days we have the birth 
of but two, and find the rest of the children on the records of 
the First Church among the baptisms, and the following are 
the children as we find from the scanty records : 

59. fTiMOTHY, h. June 20, 1702; m. Abigail Olcutt; lived in Hartford. 

60. Mabel, h. Nov. 12, 1704; m. Daniel Marsh. 

61. Joseph; hapt. Sept. 15, 1706. 

62. Kebecca; hapt. Dec. 5, 1708; d. Jan, 8, 1754, unm. 

63. Irena; hapt. Nov. 4, 1711; m. Daniel Marsh. 

64. fJoNATiiAN; hapt. June 27, 1714; m. Tabitha . 

65. Jkrusha ; hapt. June 23, 1717 ; m. Elisha Butler, 

66. Anne; hapt. Jan. 7, 1721. 

3-17, John Bigelow of Hanover, N, J., son of Jouathan 
and Rebecca (Shepherd) Bigelow, born in Hartford, married, 
Jan. 11, 1710, Abigail Richards, and lived for a short time in 
Glastonbury, where he was a large land owner. He was living 
there in 1713, when his name appeal's on the tax list of that 
year. His father gave him 270 acres in Glastonbury, Nov. 13, 



GENEALOGY. 31 

1709. A portioa of this land he sold Dec. 22, 1716, and he 
probably moved the next year to Hanover, County of Hunter- 
don, in the Province of West Jersey, as his name does not 
appear on the records of Glastonbury in 1718, and on Dec. 8, 
1729, he sold his laud in Glastonbury, being at that time "of 
Hanover, Hunterdon County, Provence of West Jersey, and 
sometime of Glastonbury, Conn." The records of those days 
fail to give a full record of his family, but we find that in 1723 
he was Collector of the township of Hanover, then Cc ' ^ of 
Hunterdon and Province of West Jersey, but we find little l, 
cerning his family, and can give the names of but two children, 
although it is presuriied that there were others : 

67. tJoHN, b. in Hanover, 1720; m. Elizabeth ; lived in Hanover. 

68. Aaron, b. in Hanover, 1722; he was probably a blacksmith, and in 

company with his brother John OAvned a for'ge in Hanover in 1753. 



3-23. Joseph Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of Jonathan 
and Mary (Olcott) Bigelow, was born about 1690, and married 
May 21, 1713, Sarah Spencer, and settled in Hartford, where 
he died about 1731. On the death of his father he was appointed 
executor (with his step-mother) of the estate, and became a large 
land owner in Hartford. May 1, 1722, we find that Joseph 
Bigelow, son of Jonathan Bigelow, appeared at the Probate 
Court and appealed from the decision of the Court in allowing 
Jonathan Butler to hold the property of John Bigelow, but was 
overruled on the appeal. His will dated Sept. 4, 1731, mentions 
wife Sarah ; sons Joseph, E^lisha and Josiah ; daughters Sarah, 
Mary and Abigail, and kinsman Jona. Williams, probably his 
brother-in-law. To his daughters he gave eighty pounds each, 
and named his wife Sarah and son Joseph as executors. They 
were duly appointed as such Feb. 19, 1732. The children of 
Joseph were : 

69. Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1715. 

70. t Joseph, b. Aug. U, 1717; was married and lived in Hartford. 

71. Abigah., b. .June 9, 1719; d. Oct. 27, 1729. 

72. Mauy; bapt. July 2, 1721. 

73. fELisHA, b. June 22, 1723; m. Hannah Nichols; lived in Hartford. 

74. tJosiAH, b. Jan. 3, 1720; m. Elizabeth ; lived in Hartford. 

75. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1729 (probably) ; m. Ichabod Welles, Jan. 3, 

1751, son of Thomas and Jerusha (Treat) Welles. 

3-24. Daniel Bigelow, son of Jonathan and Mary (Olcott) 
Bigelow, was baptized at the First Church in Hartford, Conn., 



32 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

March 26, 1693, and married Hannah Bidwell. He died May 
14, 1733, leaving three children, and on June 5, following, 
William Bidwell was appointed administrator to the estate and 
guardian to the children : Hannah, aged 14; Martha, aged 11 ; 
and Daniel, aged 8^ years. From the Colonial Records of 
Conn, we extract the following, under date of May, 1735 : 

"On Memorial of William Bidwell of Hartford, administrator 
of the estate of Daniel Bigelow late of Hartford, deceased : 

Shewing to this Assembly the s'd Daniel Bigelow died intes- 
tate, leaving three children by his first wife, whose maiden name 
was Hannah Bidwell, which Hannah was owner of land when 
she married unto said Bigelow, and that the said Bigelow had by 
s'd Hannah, one son and two daughters, which still survive, and 
that all the movable estate is not sufficient to pay all s'd Bige- 
low's just debts, and shewing that Martha, one of the daughters 
of s'd Daniel and Hannah, who is now 13 years old, is an idiot, 
and wholly incapable of doing anything for herself, and memo- 
rialist would ask that some person be appointed to estate of s'd 
Martha to pay a bill of £24-1 2s., which was ordered, and ap- 
pointed Joseph Pitkin and Jonathan Bull." 

The children were : 

76. Hannah, h. 1719. 

77. Martha, b. 1722 ; non compos. 

78. fl^ANHiL, b. 1724 ; m. Abigail . 



3-25. Samdel Bigelow of Middletown, Conn., son of Jona- 
than and Mary (Olcott) Bigelow, was bapt. in the First Church 
at Hartford, March 31, 1695. He went to Southampton, L. I., 
where he lived for several years, and married Mehitable (Spen- 
ser), though we do not find any date or place where she be- 
longed. On the land records at Middletown, Conn., we find 
that, April 2, 1723, Samuel Bigelow of Southampton, L. I., 
State of N. Y., ship carpenter, bought 350 acres of land in 
Middletown, of Ezekiel Howell of Southampton, L. I., and paid 
the sum of twenty shillings current money. In the same 
records, dated Oct. 4, 1731, we find Samuel Bigelow of South- 
ampton sold a parcel of land to Moses Taylor of Hartford, 
located in Middletown on the east side of the river, in what is 
now Portland; and in 1733 he again sold a parcel of land, he 
being of Southampton at that time; but on Jan. 6, 1738, he 
sold some more laud in Middletown, and at this time was a resi- 
dent of Middletown, and about this time he is spoken of as a 



GENEALOGY. 33 

physician. His will, datAl Oct. 14, 1748, and proved at the 
Probate Court at Hartford soon after, mentions wife Mehitable, 
sons Timothy, Igaac and Samuel, daughters Abigail and Mary, 
and step-daughter P^lizabeth Spencer. The estate was api)raised 
Feb. 23, 1749, at £3023-2-2. His family were as follows : 

79. Abigail, h. Feb. 10, 1723; m. Gary. 

80. tTniOTHY, h. Sept. 19, 1724; to. Elizabeth Clark; lived in Middle- 

town. 

81. Mary, h. Sept. 18, 1726; to. Whittemore; lie c?. and she m. 

second, Elijah Johnson. 

82. Isaac, h. June 15, 1730; he Avas a sailor during a portion of liis life. 

His will, dated Nov. 6, 1751, and proved Feb. 14, 1768, is recorded 
in Middletown, viz.: "I Isaac Biglow of Middletown in the 
County of Hartford, being bound on a voyage to sea and consider- 
ing of the uncertainty of my temporal life do make this raj' last will 
and testament " and gives his brother Timothy Bigelow all of his 
real estate, to his three sisters, Elizabeth Spencer, Abigail Cary, 
and Marj' Whittemore, he divided his personal estate effually, and 
appointed his brother Timothy executor of his will, and makes no 
mention of his brother Samuel. 
8.'5. Samuel, b. in Southampton, Jan. 12, 1734; probably died unmar- 
ried previous to 1751. 

5-28. Daniel Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., son of Daniel 
and Abigail (Pratt) Biglow, was born Nov. 24, 1691, and mar- 
ried June 27, 1723, Rebecca P^ames, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Anna Fames, born July 25, 1697, and died July 7, 1738, and he 
married second, July 17, 1746, Prudence Stone, widow of 
Ebenezer Stone, and is said to have died 1752. His brother 
Ephraim administered to the estate. Their children were born 
in Framingham and were as follows : 

84. Rebecca, h. May 15, 1726; d. July 3, 1729. 

85. Daniel, h. Oct. 29, 1727; d. March 30, 1780. 

86. Joseph, h. Oct. 28, 1729 : d. May 18, 1730. 

87. t^ANiEL, h. July 16, 1732; m. Martha Pratt; lived iu Framiugham. 

88. Rebecca, h. May 10, 1734; d. July 20, 1734. 

89. fJosEPii, b. 1736; m. Sarah Stebbings; lived iu Spencer, Mass. 

90. Ann, b. June 29, 1738; d. the same day. 

5-31. Ephraim Bigelow of Holliston, Mass., son of Daniel 
and Abial (Pratt) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, May 12, 
1698, and married Lydia Johnson of Holliston, where he went 
to live, and died there Oct. 18, 1756(?). His widow died Feb. 
5, 1770. He was a carpenter by trade, and by the records wc 
find he took the contract to get out the frame for the meeting- 
house in Framingham, for which he was to receive bills of 
3 



34 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

credit to the amount of £120. His children were born in Hollis- 
ton, viz. : 

91. tJosEPH, b. May 26, 1730; m. Lydia Brown; lived in Holliston. 

92. Abiel, b. April 18, 1732. 

93. Lydia, b. Oct. 22, 1737. 

94. Deborah, b. March IB, 1742. 

95. fAsAPH, b. Jan. 27, 1746 ; m. Martha Gleason ; lived in Framingham. 

6-33. John Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of Samuel 
and Mary (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, May 9, 
1675, and married in Watertown, June 12, 1696, Jerusha Gar- 
field, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Gale) Garfield of Water- 
town. She was born June 6, 1677, and died in Marlborough, 
Jan. 16, 1758. He was the first of the name to settle in Marl- 
borouo;h, which he did soon after his marriage and settled in 
that part of the town known as " The P'arm." On his wedding 
day a friend by the name of Dorr gave them a present of three 
old chairs which he claimed had been in the Dorr family for 
three generations and were made in England about 1620 ; these 
chairs have been handed down in the family to the present time 
and are now in the possession of Mr. W, Williams of Chicago, 
111., a descendant of the family. 

On the fifth day of Oct., 1705, John Biglow of Marlborough, 
and Thomas Sawyer, and his son Elias Sawyer, of Lancaster, 
were at work in that part of Lancaster now Boylston, and were 
surprised by the Indians and made prisoners and taken captive 
to Canada, and were held prisoners by the French Governor, of 
whom they obtained their release in the following manner : 
Both Sawyer and Biglow were good mechanics, the former a 
blacksmith and the latter a carpenter, and they proposed to the 
Governor that if he would procure their release they would build 
a saw-mill, there being none at that time in Canada. The offer 
was readily accepted, and they built a saw-mill on the River 
Chamblay, the first mill built in Canada, and after some delays 
Biglow and the elder Sawyer were permitted to return, the 
younger Sawyer being kept there for several months to run the 
mill before being allowed to return. The following is a copy of 
a letter written by Mrs. Biglow to her husband while he was 
in captivity : 

" Maulburt Aug. 22, 1706. 

Dear and loving Husband. In much grief and tender affec- 
tion, greatly lamenting your miserable condition, hoping in the 



GENEALOGY. 35 

mercy of God who has prospered you and kept you alive hitherto 
and will iu His own due time work your deliverance, that these 
few lines may find you in health as I am at present and the 
children, blessed be God for it and for all his mercy bestowed 
on you and on myself. 

This may acquaint you that I received your letter dated 
January the 6th on the 6th of Aug. last, and for which I am 
though in much sorrow and grief, thankful to you. And I do 
most humbly and importunately petition the governor to have 
pity and compassion on yourself and me. 

Lamentations 3 : 25. The Lord is good to them that wait for 
him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should 
both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord, for the 
Lord will not cast off forever, but though he cause grief, yet will 
he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 
Wherefore should a living man complain, a man for the punish- 
ment of his sins. Let us search, and try our way, and turn 
again to the Lord. 



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I remain your loving wife, greatly sorrowing for you. 

Jerusha Bigelow. 

I do further acquaint you that brother Samuel and Thomas is 
well and the I'est of our relations." 

Mr. Biglow in token of his gratitude on his release from 
captivity called his daughter, born after his return, Comfort, 
and a second daughter. Freedom, as an expression of the happi- 
ness and peace he then enjoyed, as compared with that he suf- 
fered while a prisoner. That he was a good carpenter we may 
infer from the records, when the town voted to employ John 
Biglow and James Taylor to superintend the finishing of the 
new meeting-house in 1712. We find by the records that in 
1711, for the better protection of the inhabitants of the town, 
the different families were assigned to garrisons located in 
different parts of the town, and the families of John, Samuel 
and Thomas Biglow were assigned to the garrison of Joseph 
Morse. Mr. Biglow was a highly respected citizen and died in 
Marlborough, Sept. 8, 1769, at the ripe old age of 94 years and 
4 months. His family were all born in Marlborough but became 
Avidely separated, only one of his five sons remaining in the 
town. Children: 



36 THE BiGELOW FAMILY. 

96. Jekusha, b. May 17, 1697; m. De.c. 11, 1718, John Matthews, sou 

of John and Mary (Johnson) Matthews, and after living a few 
years in Marlborongli moved to Southborougli. Tlieir children 
were as follows, viz. : 

i. John, b. in Marlborough, Oct. 17, 1719. 
ii. Joseph, 5. in Marlborough, Nov. 12, 1721; d. Jan. 28, 

1729. 
iii. Jerusha, b. in Marlborongli, Marcli 2, 1724. 
iv. Mary, b. May 28, 1726. 
V. Sarah, b. April 6, 1728; d. Dec. 21, 1728. 
vi. Barnabas, b. Jan. 3, 1730; m. Anna Munroe; lived in 
Marlborough, and had two children : 
i. Anna, b. May 2, 1757. 
ii. Molly, b. July 21, 1758. 
vii. Sybel, b. Feb. 23, 1732. 

viii. Paul, b. Nov. 30, 1734; m. 1759, Lucy Eice; lived in 
Princeton, Mass. 
ix. Jabez, b. March 15, 1736. 
X. Thankful, b. July 27, 1739. 

97. Thankful, b. June 8, 1699; m. Feb. 11, 1724, John Howe, son of 

John and Rebeca Howe of Marlborough. He was born July 16, 
1697, and lived in Marlborough where he died April 25, 1734. She 
died Oct. 18, 1765, aged 66. Their children were l)orn in Marl- 
boi'ough. 

i. Cyprian, b. March 29, 1726; to. Nov. 20, 1750, Dorothy 
Howe. Shed. May 30, 1764. Hem. second, Feb. 6, 1766', 
Mary Williams. He kept a pul)lic house and was two 
years Selectman, a captain at Cambridge, April 19, 
1775, and afterwards colonel in the militia. 
ii. Asa, b. Jan. 31, 1728; m, .June 9, 1752, Mary Stow, 

daughter of John and Elizabeth (Brigham) Stow, 
iii. Anna, b. Sept. 10, 1731. 

iv. Patience, b. May 22, 1734; m. April 4, 1757, Edward 
Baker, son of Joseph and Esther (Harwood) Baker. 

98. t Joseph, b. Jan. 1, 1703 ; m. Martha Brigham ; lived in Shrewsbury. 

99. tJoHN, h. Oct 28, 1704; m. Rebecca Howe; lived in Holden. 

100. Comfort, b. Sept. 23, 1707; to,. Aug. 26, 1728, Joseph Brigham, 
son of Gershom and Mehetabel Brigham of Marlborough. He 
was born April 21, 1706; she died 1750, and he married second, 
widow Ruth Ward, 1751. He died July 29, 1786. He was three 
years Selectman, and had the following family : 

i. Mehetabi^x, b. July 14, 1729; m. 1749, Samuel .Tones, 
and had one daughter, Mehitable, and afterwards 
lived in Berlin, Mass. 
ii. Sarah, b. May 13, 1731 ; m. 1755, Benjamin Tainter, 

and lived in Shrewsbury. 
iii. Lavinia, b. July 10, 1733; m. April 12, 1757, Thaddeus 
Howe of Marlborough; she d. Aug., 1784. He m. 
second, Mrs. Prudence Holman of Bolton. He d. 
March 18, 1799, aged 66. They had : 

Susanna, b. June 22, 1758; to. Gershom Rice. 
Nanne, b. Feb. 15, 1760; to. Jonas Morse. 
Jonah, b. Feb. 22, 1762 ; m. Betty Cranston. 
William, b. Dec. 4, 1764 ; to. Elizabeth Stow.».^ 
Lovina, b. March 23, 1767; to. Moses Sherman. 
Aaron, b. May 15, 1770; m. Sarah Dana; moved 

to Lunenburg, Vt. 
Martha, b. Feb. 5, 1773; to. Francis Barnard. 
Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1776. 



GENEALOGY. 37 

iv. Joseph, h. June 14, 1735; d. July 17, 1742. 
V. CoMKORT, /'. July 29, 1737 ; d. July 17, 1742. 
vi. Mautiia, Ii. Sept. d, 173'J ; m. July 20, 1703, Daniel 
Barnes, Jr., son of Daniel and Jcruiah (Eager) Barnes, 
and had two children : 

John, b. Nov. G, 1763; m. Sai'ah Howe. 
Mautha, h. May 9, 17()(>; to. Fortunatus Brigham. 
vii. Stephen, J>. Oct. 15, 1741; in. 17G4, Jemima Snow; said 

to have lived in Boylston. 
viii. JosKPH, b. Sept. 27, 1743; m. March 11, 176G, Lydia 
Barnes ; lived in Marlborough. 
ix. Comfort, b. Aug. 26, 1745; m. March 14, 1770, Daniel 
Stevens. She d. May 19, 1771, leaving one child : 
Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1771. 
X. Jonah, b. Nov. 19, 1747; m. 1771, Sarah Walker; he d. 
Dec. 1, 1827, without issue. 

101. Freedom, Jt. Feb. 14, 1710; m. June 7, 1732, John Bowker, son of 

John Bowker; they lived in Westl)orough and Shrewsbury, and 
had : 

i. Silas, h. May 29, 1733 ; m. Bethiah Ward, 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1735 ; m. Nathan Eager of Lancas- 
ter. 
iii. John, b. Oct. 26, 1736. 
iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1738 ; d. Aug. 6, 1742. 
V. Benjamin, b. Dec. 26, 1740; d. 1742. 
vi. Solomon, b. in Shi'ewsbury, March 25, 1743. 

102. Anna, b. June 25, 1712; vi. April 13, 1731, Dea. Matthias Rice of 

Northborough ; he died Feb. 13, 1764; she m. second, Abraham 
Rice of Marlborough; she d. Dec. 4, 1793, aged 81 ; no issue. 

103. tGERSHOM, b. Nov. 13, 1714 ; m. Mary Howe ; lived in Marlborough. 

104. tJOTHAM, b. Sept. 21, 1717; m. Persis Temple. 

105. tBENJAMiN, b. Oct. 17, 1720; m. Levinah Thomas. 

106. Sarah, b. June 20, 1724; m. Jan. 9, 1746, John Langdon. 

6-35. Samuel Bigelow of Marlborough, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Sept. 18, 1679, 
and married in Watertown, March 28, 1705, Ruth Warren of 
Watertown. They moved to Marlborough, where she died April 
12, 1716, and he married second, Dec. 4, 1716, Mary Gleason, 
daughter of Joseph and Martha Gleason of Sudbury ; she was 
born Oct. 6, 1682, and died in Shrewsbury, May 14, 1752. He 
died in Marlborough. 

107. Mary, b. Dec. 17, 1705 ; »». Dec. 10, 1727, Daniel Ward, son of 

Joseph and Abiah (Wheelock) Ward of Marlborough ; he was b. 
April 14, 1701 ; she d. April 10, 1750, leaving eight children. He 
m. a second time and d. May 12, 1764. 

i. Silas, b. Jan. 22, 1730; d. March 25, 1732. 
ii. Ruth, b. Feb. 20, 1731; to. Sept. 13, 1753, Itharaar 
Brigham, and d. May 29, 1756, leaving one child : 
Ruth, b. Sept. 17, 1755; d. Sept. 20, 1797. 
iii. Abiah, b. Jan. 31, 1734; m. June 16, 1757, Eleazer 
Davis, Jr. Had : 

Edward, b. May 19, 1758. 
Rebecca, b. 17G2. 
ROSANNA, b. 1765. 



38 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iv. ' Bethiah, b. Feb. 26, 1736 ; m. Silas Bowker of West- 

borougli. 
V. Maky, b. June 7, 1738; m. Nov. 29, 1759, Jonas Morse, 
Jr., son of Jonas and Lucy (Eager) Morse; he was b. 
March 17, 1736, and d. Dec. 1, 1799; she d. Dec. 26, 
1777. They had : 

i. Mahy, b. Oct. 23, 1761; d. Sept. 3, 1771. 
ii. Levinah, b. Aug. 20, 1763; m. Samuel Phelps, 

and moved to Lunenburg, Vt. 
iii. WiNSOR, b. Aug. 18, 1765; m. Lucy Stratton; 

lived in Marlborough, 
iv. Nelly, b. March 26, 1767; d. Aug. 25, 1771. 
V. Walter, b. July 6, 1772; m. Susan Cotting. 
vi. Abigail, b. Aug. 22, 1740; m. Dec. 2, 176+, James 

Williams, 
vii. Daniel, b. May 27, 1745; m. Dec. 24, 1763, Anna Rice, 
viii. Samuel, b. March 20, 1750 ; d. young. 

108. fSAMUEL, b. Oct. 16, 1707; m. Jedidah Hathrou; lived in Shrews- 

bury. 

109. tCoRNELius, b. Nov. 24, 1710; m. Mary Graves; lived in West- 

borough. 

110. tJEDEDiAH, b. Feb. 8, 1714; m. Thamezin Nurse; lived in Doug- 

las, Mass. 

111. Ruth, b. April 10, 1716; d. July 25, 1716. 

112. fJASON, b. April 11, 1718; m. Abigail Witt; lived in Brookfleld, 

Mass. 

113. Ruth, b. Dec. 30, 1719; m. June 7, 1743, Daniel Heminway of 

Framingham, and moved to Shrewsbury in 1745; d. Nov. 15, 
1794. 

114. tAMARiAH, b. Sept. 14, 1722; m. Lydia Brigham; lived in Shrews- 

bury, 

115. Martha, b. Oct. 21, 1724; m. Dec. 14, 1749, Ezekiel Brigham of 

Marlborough, and moved to Grafton, Mass. ; she d. in Grafton, 
Aug. 1, 1764, leaving seven children. 

6-37. Thomas Bigelow of Marlborough, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Flagg) Biglow, was boru in Watertown, Oct. 24, 1G83, 
and married, July 12, 1705, Mary Livermore of Watertown. 
They moved to Marlborough, where they lived until about 1720, 
when they removed to Waltham, where he died Oct. 6, 1756, 
and she died Aug. 14, 1753. They had a large number of 
descendants in the vicinity of Waltham, and their children were : 

116. tTHOMAS, b. April 26, 1706; m. Elizabeth Nurse; lived in Marl- 

borough. 

117. Mary, b. Sept. 2, 1707; m. Oct. 15, 1730, Josiah Goddard of New- 

ton, Mass., son of Josiah and Rachel (Davis) Goddard, b. July 
12, 1701 ; no issue. 

118. Grace, b. Feb. 7, 1709; m. Jan. 1, 1730, Joseph Hager of Water- 

town ; lived in Waltham. She left descendants. 

119. Uriah, b. July 15, 1711; accidentally killed in Marlborough, Oct. 

6, 1734; unm. Left an estate valued at £318-3-6. 

120. fAuRAHAM, b. March 5, 1713 ; to. Abigail Bullard ; lived in Weston. 

121. Isaac, b. Sept. 1, 1716; d. Sept. 16, 1736, num. 

122. fJACOB, b. Sept. 1, 1717; m. Susanna Mead. 



GENEALOGY. 39 

123. Sarah, h. May 15, 1720; m. Jan. 3, 1744, Lieut. Elisha Livermore 
of Wnlthani, son of Dea. Thomas and Mary (Bright) Liver- 
more; he Avas />. Jan. 9, 1720, and d. Feb. 18, 171)5. lie was a 
prominent man in Waltham; served as Selectman, 1766-73. 
She d. 1783. 

124.*^ tJosiAH, h. July 30, 1730; m. Mary Harrington; lived in Waltham. 

6-41. Sergt. Isaac Biglow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
Samuel and Mary (Flagg) Biglow, was born in Watertown, 
March 19, 1691, and married (at the age of eighteen), Dec. 29, 
1709, Mary Bond of Watertown, by Jonas Bond, Esq., and 
soon after moved to Colchester, Conn., where he settled and 
raised a large family, and died there Sept. 11, 1751, and she 
died July 9, 1775. "We find by the land records at Colchester 
that he bought land May 23, 1712. His will, dated Nov. 17, 
1749, and proved Dec. 3, 1751, mentions his beloved wife Mary, 
to whom he gave one-third of the personal estate and the use 
and profit of one-third of the lands, and the use of one-half of 
the house, "which end she shall chuse," and one-half of the 
barn "so long as she shall remain my widow." "To my be- 
loved son Elisha I give one negro boy named Robbins," and he 
mentions son Isaac, daughters Mary Fitch, Mary Waters, 
Hannah Clark, Abigail Fowler and Sarah Skinner. His estate 
was appraised at £2087-11-9. That he was a military man and 
of considerable prominence, we find from the Colonial Records 
of Conn, he was commissioned sergeant by the Governor in 
1744. Their children were born in Colchester : ^ 

125. Mkrcy, /*. July 23, 1711 ; d. young. 

126. flsAAC, h. May 4, 1713; m. Abigail Skinner; lived in Colchester. 

127. Mkucy, h. Feb. 4, 1715; m. Lemuel Fitch of Colchester. 
12S. Mauy, h. July 31, 1719; m. Waters. 

12'.). Hannah, h. Oct. 2, 1721 ; m. April 24, 1746, Roger Clark, son of 
Daniel and Elizabeth (Butler) Clark of Colchester; he was 6. 
Dec. 24, 1715, and d. Oct. 11, 1775; she rf. Aprils, 1771. 
180. Abigail, b. April 13, 1723; m. Dec. 18, 1746, Capt. " Dijah " 
Fowler of Lebanon, Conn., who was one of the first settlers of 
that toAvn; he was b. June 10, 1717, and(Z. Dec. 14, 1804. They 
had seven children : 

i. Abigail, h. March 1, 1747. 

u. DiJAii, J). Aug. 14, 1748. 

iii. Sarah, h. June 7, 1750. 

iv. Lydia, b. Feb. 7, 1753. 

V. John, b. Dec. 5, 1754. 

vi. Mark, b. May 9, 1756. 

vii. Amos, b. March 17, 1758; he was father of Hon. On-in 
Fowler of Fall Kiver, Mass., member of Congress, 
1848-50, and Gen. Amos Fowler of Lebanon, Conn. 
131. Samuel, b. Dec. 21, 1724; d. June 5, 1745, unm. 



40 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

132. Sakah ; d. young. 

133. Sarah, h. June 27, 1727; m. June 23, 1746, Noah Skinner, son of 

Noah Skinner, of Colchester, where they had a large family ; 
he d. July 12, 1813; she d. Dec. 10, 1814. 

i. Noah, b. Feb. 29, 1748; d. Aug. 27, 1751. 
ii. Sarah, h. Nov. 22, 1750; d. Oct. 20, 1756. 
iii. Noah, h. Aug. 10, 1753. 
iv. Samuel, 6. July 8, 1755; d. Oct. 19, 1756. 
V. Sarah, h. Aug. 18, 1757. 
vi. Mary, h. May 30, 1759. 
vii. Lydia, h. Sept. 8, 1761. 
viii. Joanna, h. Oct. 16, 1763. 
ix. Samuel, b. Oct. 16. 1765. 

x1: ouvE,}^-Ap"ii3'^''^«- 

134. Lydia, b. April 22, 1729; d. May 16, 1745. 

135. fELisHA, h. April 14, 1731 ; ra. MaryKilborn; res. Colchester, Conn. 

7-43. Joshua Bigelow, son of Joshua and Elizabeth (Flagg) 
Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Mass., Nov. 25, 1677; mar- 
ried in Watertown, Oct. 17, 1701, Hannah Fiske, daughter of 
Nathaniel Fiske, and settled in that part of Watertown known 
as Watertown Farms, and afterward set off as the town of 
Weston, where he died May 9, 1728. Their children were : 

136. fJosHUA, b. Feb. 5, 1702; m. Lydia Hastings. 

137. Hannah, b. March 6, 1704 ; m. Cheney ; res Mendon, Mass. 

138. fNATHANiKL, ft. Juue 17, 1707; m. Hannah Robinson. 

139. Lydia, ft. March 8, 1709; m. Feb. 7, 1734, Isaac Parkhurst; res. 

Mendon. 

140. EuZABKTH, 6. Dec. 2, 1711; m. Nov. 30, 1735, David Wilson of 

Lancaster, Mass. 

141. fJoHN, ft. June 24, 1715; m. Grace Allen. 

142. Abigail, ft. Oct. 7, 1719. 

143. Mary, ft. March 18, 1721; m. .Tan. 13, 1743, James Sumner of 

Mendon, ft. Dec. 10, 1718; res. Mendon. They had: 

i. Mary ft. Oct. 27, 1743; rf. 1745. 

ii. ICHABOD, ft. Dec. 16, 1745; d. 1745. 

iii. Jamks, ft. May 31, 1747. 

iv. Sarah, ft. Oct. 13, 1749; m. Ezekiel Holbrook. 

V. Mary, ft. March 2, 1752. 

vi. Elizabeth, ft. Aug. 16, 1754; m. Thaddeus Gibson, 

vii. Patiknck, ft. Nov. 2, 1756; m. John Dewing, 

viii. Joseph, ft. July 22, 1760. 

7-44. Jonathan Bigelow, son of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Mass., March 22, 
1679; married, June 11, 1702, Elizabeth Bemis ; they resided 
in Weston, where she died Jan. 11, 1734; he married second, 
Jan. 29, 1742, Mary Rice of Sudbury, Mass. His will, dated 
Jan. 30, 1746, mentions wife Mary, sons Benjamin, Jonathan 
and James, and grandson John Newton Parmenter ; and the 
will of his wife Mary, dated May 8, 1777, and proved March, 



GENEALOGY. 41 

1780, mentions her sister, widow Hannah Stone of Sudbury, 
and grandson John Newton Parmcnter, to whom she left the 
greater part of her property, he then living in Murrayficld, now 
Chester. They had the following born in Weston : 

144. fJoNATiiAN, b. -Tan. 11, 1707; m. Mary Snow; lived in Lancaster. 

145. fBKNJAMiN, 6. Dec. 8, 1709; m. M indwell Coolidge; lived in Weston. 

146. Elizabeth, h. "al)out the 9th of August, 1713"; she is probably 

the Elizal)eth Bigelow Avho m. in Boston, April 16, 1736, Ben- 
jamin Parnienter, by Rev. MattlicAv Byles, and prol)aljly the 
mother of John Newton Parmenter, who m. in Lancaster Han- 
nah Abbott of Lancaster (he then being a resident of Winchen- 
don), Sept. 27, 1774. 

147. Sarah, b. July 26, 1719; d. Nov. 22, 1739. 

148. tJAMES, b. May 17, 1722 ; m. Sarah . 

7-45. Lieut. John Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
Joshua and Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, 

Dec. 20, 1681, and married for his first wife Hannah , of 

whom we have no record. He is supposed to have moved to 
Hartford early and may have married his first wife in that town, 
but we find no record of the fact, or what her maiden name was. 
She died March 31, 1709, probably in Hartford, where he lived 
for some years. By a deed on record at Colchester, dated Feb. 
26, 1706, we find the opening as follows, viz. : " To John 
Bigelow son of Joshua Bigelow of Watertown Mass. which John 
Bigelow now dwells in Hartford on the East" (meaning probably 
the east side of the river) , but he probably did not build his house 
in Colchester until 1710. He married second, his cousin, Sarah 
Bigelow, Nov. 4, 1709 ; she was daughter of Jonathan and 
Rebecca (Shepherd) Bigelow of Hartford, and tradition says 
that she was a tailoress and brought him a bushel of silver 
money which she had earned with her needle, and with this 
money he built the house in Colchester, located on Bulkley 
Hill, and it was said to have been the most elegant house in 
town, and was an old landmark until a few years years ago 
when it was taken down to make room for a more modern house. 
At the raising of the old house twelve men are said to have 
come from Hartford on horseback through the wilderness to 
assist (there not being enough men in the town), and had to 
find their way by marked trees a distance of 25 miles. His 
wife Sarah died Oct. 13, 1754, and he married third, Abigail 
(no date is found) ; she died, as is found on the grave- 
stone, " In memory of Mrs Abigail ye third wife of Lieut John 
4 



42 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Bigelow, who died in Aug 1st 1760, in ye 58th year of her age." 
He married fourth Hannah Munn, but we find no date of mar- 
riage or any account of her after his death. He died March 8, 
1770, in the 94th year of his age. His will, dated May 18, 
1769, and proved April 10, 1770, in which he bequeaths house 
and part of personal property to his wife Hannah, aud lands and 
other personal property to sous David and John, Jr., and six 
shillings apiece to the heirs of his deceased sou, Asa Bigelow. 
He was a prominent man in townand was honored with the title 
of Lieut. Their children were : 

149. tDAViD ; hapt. in the Second Church at Hartford, Sept. 22, 170G ; 

m. Editha Day, and lived iu Colchester. 

150. tJoHN, b. probably in Hartford, March 25, 1709; m. Auua Bate; 

lived in Colchester. 

151. Sarah, h. probably in Colchester, July 17, 1712; d. Nov. 30, 1744, 

unm. 

152. Jonathan, 5. May 12, 1714; d. Aug. 14, 1739, unm. 

153. tAsA, b. Sept. 3, 1720; m. Dorothy Otis; lived in Colchester. 

7-50. Joseph Biglow of Weston, Mass., son of Joshua aud 
Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Dec. 29, 
1695, and was twice married. The name and date we have 
been unable to find of his first wife, neither can we find any 
record of his children, but we find by the Town Records in 
Weston that he married, July 10, 1755, Thankful Robinson, a 
daughter of William Robinson of Newton. And by his will, 
dated April 15, 1758, he gave "unto Sarah daughter of son 
Joseph jun'r late of Weston property which were mine before 
my marriage with my present wife, but if Sarah should die 
before me, then it shall go to Thankful my wife." He probably 
died a few years after, as his widow Thankful married, June 5, 
1766, P^zra Graves of Sudbury. We find by records in the 
Registry of Deeds Office at Cambridge, that Joseph, Senior, sold 
Joseph, Jr., a tract of land in Weston, June 6, 1753, and by 
the same records we find that he deeded Joseph, Jr., one-half 
of a farm in Weston with half of the buildings thereon for five 
hundred pounds, dated May 30, 1755, and on Sept. 1, 1755, 
they made an agreement iu the further division of the farm, so 
we have abundant reason for believing that he had a sou Joseph, 
we also find that Joseph and wife Thankful sold their interest 
in the estate of William Robinson Sept. 24, 1760, from which 
we infer that he was living at that time. Of his family we have 



GENEALOGY. 43 

but little and we give the following as a part of his family, 
although he may have had others : 

154. t'TosEPH ; in. Lydia Warren ; lived in Weston. 

155. tUiiiAH (supposed to be a son of Josepli) ; m. Nov. 27, 1748, 

Abigail Pierce of Stow; lived in Bolton, Mass. 

156. Elizabhtu. Bond in his History of Watertown credits Joseph 

with a daughter Elizabeth, who in. April 2, 1741, Daniel Smith. 

7-51. Daniel Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of Joshua 
and P^lizabcth (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, where 
he was baptized Aug. 29, 1697, and married Elizabeth Whitney, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Mercy Whitney (no date given), and 
tlien settled in Worcester, in that part known as Pakachoag 
Hill, and lived there until his death about 1789, at the age of 
92. Their children were born in Worcester: 

157. fl^ANiEL, b. Jan. 4, 1729; in. Mary Bond; lived in Worcester. 

158. fDAViD, b. Sept. 19, 1730; m. Sarah Eaton ; lived in Worcester. 

159. Nathaniel ; d. aged 2 years. 

160. Elijah, b. March 21, 1737; d. aged 3 years, scalded to death. 

161. fTiMOTHY, h. Aug. 2, 1739 ; in. Anna Andrews ; lived in Worcester. 

162. Silence, b. Jan. 29, 1742; m. Sept. 18, 1783, Jonathan Gleasou of 

Worcester; she was for many years a well known school 
teacher in Worcester. 

7-52. Ebenezer Bigelow, son of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, .Sept. 4, 1698, and 
married. May 29, 1720, Hannah, daughter of Abraham Browne. 
He was a carpenter by trade. His father sold him a piece of 
land in Weston, Oct. 7, 1717. He lived in Weston a short time 
and then moved to Worcester where he lived for a time, and it 
is supposed that he lived a while in Newton, and in 1740 he is 
found to be living in Waltham. We find but few of his children's 
births recorded, the most of them being from the church records. 
We have no date of his death or of the death of his wife, but 
tradition says that he died in Cuba. 

163. tEisEXEZER, b. in Weston, Jan. 23, 1721. He may be the Ebenezer 

Avho lived in Lancaster. 

164. JosiAH, b. in Worcester, Aug. 1, 1722; probably f?. young. 

165. Hannah, b. in Worcester, Feb. 7, 1724. This may be the Hannah 

who m. Maj^ 25, 1747, Benj. Parmenter of Newport. 
166 tMosES; bapt. May 3, 1730; in. June 15, 1756, Mary Hammond. 

167. fHoPESTiLL; bapt. June 3, 1731 ; m. ; lived in Whitehall, N. Y. 

168. Silence, b. Sept. 1, 1732; m. probably, John Daveniort and lived 

in Bridgton, Me. ; he was son of Joseph and Sarah (Ware) 
Davenport and was b. June 7, 1733, and after marriage, about 
1760, they moved to Bridgton, Me., where he d. Feb., 1808; 
and she d. Sept. 11, 1811, and left descendants, most of whom 
settled in the west. 



44 THE BTGELOW FAMILY. 

169. Joshua; hapt. April 15, 1733. 

170. Abraham; hapt. May 26, 1734. 

171. Elijah ; hapt. May 26, 1734. 

172. Josiah; hapt. June 13, 1736. 

173. Samuel; hapt. May 28, 1738; probably 7n. Jan. 1, 1765, Elizabeth 

Hubbard. 

174. Bbnoni, h. in Waltham, Oct. 21, 1740. 

7-53. Gershom Biglow of "Weston and Sutton, Mass., son 
of Joshua and Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Water- 
town, Sept. 6, 1701, and married in Watertown (by Rev. Ware- 
ham Williams), June 25, 1724, Rachel Gale, daughter of 
Abraham and Rachel Gale, and she was born Dec. 14, 1702, and 
died in Auburn, Nov. 5, 1800. He died in Auburn, Feb. 2, 
1789. We find by the Register of Deeds at Worcester that 
Gershom Biglo of Weston bought land in Sutton, April 24, 1729, 
of Nath. Jones of Worcester, and Oct. 25, 1742, we find he sold 
25 acres of land to David Baldwin of Sudbury, lie then living in 
Sutton, again in June 12, 1752, we find that Gershom Biglo and 
wife Rachel Biglo sold their home place to Zechariah Nichols 
of Redding. We find that they had four children recorded in 
Weston and no record of any family in Sutton, although he 
probably had other children that were not recorded, as we find 
the marriage of Gershom Biglow, Jr., recorded in Sutton, and 
we find that Gershom Biglow, Jr., bought land in Sutton of 
David Baldwin of Sudbury, Feb. 9, 1769, and again we find 
that Gershom Biglow, Jr., and wife Lydia Bigelow of Ward 
sold a tract of land to James McFarland, .Jan. 7, 1783. We 
give the names of such of his family as we find mention of : 

175. Susannah, h. in Weston, Oct. 24, 1724. 

176. tJABEZ, h. in Weston, Oct. 4, 1726; m. Oct. 10, 1752, Susanna 

Elderkin ; finally settled in Lebanon, N. Y. 

177. Joshua, h. in Weston, Dec. 19, 1728; m. June 28, 1753, Elizabeth 

Stimson of Grafton, and lived in Sutton, where he d. about 
1758, his widow administering to his estate. The estate was 
appraised Sept. 2, 1758, and valued at £9-8-8, and she d. within 
one year after. 

178. Eunice, h. in Weston, Feb. 7, 1731; m. Sept. 8, 1772, Samuel 

Woodward of Sutton. 

179. Gershom; m. Jan. 11, 1770, Lydia Stockwell of Sutton. 

7-54. Eleazer Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Joshua and Elizabeth (Flagg) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, 
March 14, 1705, and married, Nov. 24, 1724, Mary Fiske (by 
Rev. Wareham Williams), and lived for many years in Water- 
town, but in company with his father he moved, June 9, 1742, to 



GENEALOGY. 45 

Westminster, then known as Narragansett No. 2, and became 
one of the earliest settlers in that town, and died Feb. 24, 1762. 
His wife died Feb. 23, 1777. His will, dated April 30, 1758, 
mentions wife Mary, sons Benjamin, Elisha, Jabez and Joshua, 
daughters Mary, Ann and Esther, and appointed Joshua as his 
sole executor. To Benjamin he gave Lot No. 6, P^lisha, Lot No. 
18 and two meadow lots, Jabez, Lot No. 44, and to Joshua the 
remainder of his estate "after all other debts are paid." His 
children were all, except the youngest, born in Watertown : 

180. fBENJAMiN, b. Oct. 13, 1725; to.; res. Portsmouth, N. H. 

181. fELisHA, b. ,Tan. 11, 1728; m. Sarah Goodridge; lived in "West- 

minster. 

182. Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1730; m. April 16, 1761, Gideon Smith of West- 

minster. 

183. t Joshua, b. April 12, 1733; to. Majora Knowlton; lived in "West- 

minster. 

184. t'TABEZ, b. Dec. 19, 1736; to. Deborah Knowlton; lived in "West- 

minster 

185. Ann, b. May 30, 1740 ; to. Sept. 11, 17G0, Samuel Titus of Ipswich, 

Canada, now "Wincliendon. 
180. EsTHKK, b. in "V\''estminster, March 22, 1744; to. April 21, 1708, 
Moses Thurston of Newbury. 

10-55. James Bigelow of Weston, Mass., son of James and 
P.atience (Browne) Bigelow, was baptized in Watertown, May 

6, 1688, and married (no date) Merc}^ , and died at 

Casco Bay, Aug. 9, 1718, leaving one daughter. His widow 
married second (at Concord, Mass.), Jan. 28, 1721, John 
Andros of Killingly, Conn. 

187. Patience, b. June 25, 1717. The following we copy from the 
Town Records in "Weston, Mass., and refers to the above 
Patience : " "Whereas there is in the 14th Page of this Book, a 
record of the birth of one Patience Bigalow, — this is to Cei-tifie 
tliat tlie raotlier of s'd Patience came to me to have the birth of 
her child recorded, when the s'd child was several years old (I 
being then Town Cleric.) I then calculated the age of the s'd 
child back to And the year of her birth and accordingly entered 
the same. Several years after the s'd mother came to me again 
and brought another woman with her, who both asserted that 
there was a mistake in the record of the birth of s'd child of 
just one year, and produced a Certificate of her own marriage 
of which I took a copy, they both asserted that the s'd Patience 
was one year younger than the record made her, to be, there- 
fore, I being tlie man that entered the same at flrst, and they 
both affirming that there was a mistake as above s'd, and I being 
then in the same office of town clerk, thinking that if the same 
was not entered right at flrst and I had missed in the calculating 
as above mentioned I ought to set it right then, which was the 
true cause of the altering of s'd record, which is just one year 
from what it was at the entering as asserts. 

February 28, 173|. Eben'k Allen, Town Clerk." 



FOURTH GENERATION. 



15-59. Lieut. Timothy Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of 
Jonathan and Mabel (Edwards) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, 
June 20, 1702, and married, Oct. 25, 1727, Abigail Olcott, 
daughter of John Olcott. She was born Feb. 15, 1704. He 
died June 2, 1747, and she married second, Nov. 6, 1748, Capt. 
Daniel Goodwin, and died in Hartford, Dec. 26, 1776. Lieut. 
Timothy was a prominent man in Hartford, and we find that he 
was appointed Adjutant in the army at Cape Breton, March 14, 
1745, in place of Cyprian Nichols, and appointed Second Lieut., 
May, 1746, in a company that went in the Canadian Expedition. 
His will, dated July 9, 1746, mentions wife Abigail, sons Heze- 
kiah, Timothy, John and James, daughters Abigail, Ann and 
Martha, and appointed his wife Abigail as executrix. Their 
children were born in Hartford : 

188. Hezekiah, b. Feb. 9, 1728; d. Nov. 28, 1748, U7im. 

189. t'l'iMOTHY, h. May 22, 1730; m. Hannah Hyde; lived in Hartford. 

190. Abigail, h. Sept.' 27, 1732; m. Nov. 23, 1755, Capt. James Cald- 

well of Hartford. 

191. Anne, b. Sept. 27, 1735; m. Feb. 26, 1753, Jonathan Olcott of 

Hartford ; she d. Sept. 6, 1807. 

192. Martha, b. Nov. 22, 1737; m. May 22, 1768, Dr. Samuel Flagg of 

P^ast Hartford. 

193. tJ<^>"Ni ''• Nov. 20, 1739 ; m. Hannah Wadsworth ; lived in Hartford. 

194. James, b. 1741; d. in Barbadoes in the West Indies, 1774, aged 33 

years. He was a physician and left quite a property. Letters 
of administration were given to his brother John, Feb. 22, 1775, 
but after the death of John the estate was settled by Capt. 
James Caldwell and Dr. Samuel Flagg, as per appointment, 
Sept. 9, 1782. 

15-64. Jonathan Bigelow of Hartford, sou of Jonathan 
and Mabel (Edwards) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, and was 
bapt. at the First Church, June 27, 1714. He married Tabitha 

, but we find no date of marriage. He died in Hartford 

(as per inscription on gravestone in the old cemetery at Hart- 
ford), Jan. 25, 1779, in the 59th year of his age, but we find on 



GENEALOGY. 47 

the records of the First Church at Hartford that Jonathan Bige- 
low died Jan. 25, 1779, aged 65 years. A private family record 
says that Jonathan died Jan. 23, 1770. His widow Tabitha 
died in Hartford, Sept. 17, 1785, aged 70 years. His will, 
dated June 5, 1778, and proved March 17, 1779, mentions wife 
Tabitha, son Jonathan, and mentions six daughters, without 
ixivintr their names. His widow Tabitha and son Jonathan were 
appointed executors. On the death of Mrs. Tabitha Bigelow, 
Jonathan was appointed administrator of her estate Oct. 12, 
1785. Owing to the meagre records of those days we are unable 
to give a full record of his family, but we give the following : 

rjo. Jonathan (as mentioned in will). He is supposed to have m. 
and to h.ive had a family. We find by the records of the First 
Church that Jonathan Bigclow's wife d. March 6, 1795, aged 87 
years, and that a child of Jonathan Bigelow d. Sept. 20, 1793; 
but we have no further record of his family. 

196. Thomas ; d. (as per inscription on gravestone) Oct. 5, 17G7, in his 

31st year. 

197. A child; d. (as per Church llecords) Sept. 19, 1755. 
Six daughters, mentioned in father's will. 

17-67. John Bigelow of Hanover, N. J., sou of John and 
Abigail (Richards) Bigelow, was born in Hanover, N. J., about 

1720, and married Elizabeth . Concerning this family 

we have but little beyond tliese few facts. He lived in Hanover 
and died there Feb., 1773 ; his widow Elizabeth receiving letters 
of administration on his estate March 3, 1773. They had a 
large family, but we have no dates (with one exception) of the 
birth of their children, but the following are the names : 

198. Aaron, b. in Hanover; was never m., and was a Captaiu in the 

New Jersey militia in the Kevolntionary War, and subsequently 
a Lieut, in "The Western Battalion Continental Army," anil 
afterwards emigrated to Ohio, where he d. about 1800, and his 
estate was inherited by his brothers and sisters in New Jersey. 

199. John, b. in Hanover; m. Hannah ; lived in Hanover. We 

have nothing further concei'ning this family. 

200. fTiMOTiiY, b. in Hanover, Nov. 21, 17fi3; to. Hannah Meeker. 

201. Ursula, b. in Hanover; in. Milton Stockman, and lived in Orange, 

Essex Co., N. J. 

202. Betsey, b. in Hanover; m. John Baldwin; res. Newark, N. J. 

203. Desire, b. in Hanover; m. Daniel Koss; res. Troy, N. Y. 

204. Frankie, b. in Hanover; to. Decker; res. Staten Island, 

N. Y. 

205. Lucy, b. in Hanover; in. John Telew; lived in New York City. 

23-70. Joseph Bigelow of Hartford, son of Joseph and 
Sarah (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Aug. 14, 1717, 



48 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

and married, but we find no mention of his wife's name. On the 
records of the First Church we find "the wife of Joseph Bigelow 
died June 15, 1790, aged 71 years." Joseph Bigelow and his 
mother, Sarah Bigelow, were appointed executors of his father's 
estate Feb. 19, 1732. We find a distribution of the estate of 
Joseph Bigelow was ordered Feb. 5, 1788, consisting of lands in 
Colebrook, Conn., but the record of this family like most of the 
Hartford families is very incomplete. There were four children : 

206. A DAUGHTER of Joseph Bigelow d. Oct. 6, 1758. 

207. Elisha ; was living 1772. 

208. Joseph ; was living 1772. 

209. Mary ; was living 1772. 

23-73. Elisha Bigelow of Hartford, son of Joseph and 
Sarah (Speucer) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, June 27, 1723, 
and married Hannah Nichols, who was probably a daughter of 
Capt. Cyprian Nichols of Hartford. We find on the land 
records, that Elisha Bigelow and Hannah Nichols sold land (that 
formerly belonged to her father, Capt. Cyprian Nichols), in 1785. 
He died in Hartford, June 24, 1796, aged 73 years, according to 
the church records. His wife died Sept. 28, 1795, aged 75 
years. And from the same church records we gather the bap- 
tisms of the family of Elisha Bigelow. 

210. James; bapt. May 8, 1748; probably in. We find on the church 

records that an infant child of James Bigelow d. Nov. 19, 1787. 

211. William; J>apt. May 21, 1749. 

212. IKlisha, b. Dec. 22, 1750; m. Patience Bow; lived in Hartford. 

213. tCvpRiAN; bapt. Dec. 17, 1752; m. Elizabeth . 

214. Noumand; bapt. Oct. 13, 1754; d. Oct. 16, 1758. 

215. Roderick; bapt. Sept. 5, 1756. 

216. Samuel; bapt. .Tune 18, 1758; d. Oct. 23, 1758. 

217. NORMAND; />Q;pf. May 27, 1759. 

218. ISamukl; bapt. Feb. 22, 1761; m. ; res. Hartford. 

219. Edward; bapt. .Jan. 80, 1763; d. April 18, 1764. 

220. Hannah ; bapt. March 5, 1765. 

221. Edward; bapt. Oct. 19, 1766. 

23-74. JosiAH Bigelow of Hartford, son of Joseph and 
Sarah (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Jan. 3, 1726, 

and married Elizabeth , of which we have no date. He 

died May 16, 1754, and in his will he mentions his wife Elizabeth 
and possible child, and about 18 months later his widow was 
appointed guardian of Mary, her daugliter, aged 15 months. 

222. Mary, b. 1754 ; a postlmmous child. 

24-78. Daniel Bigelow of Hartford, son of Daniel and 
Hannah (Bidwell) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, 1724, and 



GENEALOGY. 49 

married Abigail , aud she died Nov. 14, 1757, aged 31 

years. He married second, Feb. 19, 1761, Elizabeth Butler, 
and we find on the church records that the "Wife of Daniel 
Bigelow died Nov. 7, 1781, aged 43 years." We also find from 
the church records the following baptisms and deaths : 

223. K.vchel; d. Feb. 8, 1750. 

224. Daniel; hapC. Sept. 3, 1749. 

225. Abigail; bapt. Nov: 25, 1750. 

226. Lucy, //. Nov. 8, 1752; to. .Tan. 7, 1773, Ozias Lewis, son of Ger- 

shoin Lewis; lie was h. 1752, and il. March 8, 1812; she d. April 
19, 1840. He lived in Litchlield, Conn. Their children were : 
i. Lucy, b. Nov. 29, 1773; m. David Parmelee; d. July, 
1854. He d. several years earlier. They had six 
children, 
ii. Daniel, b. April 27, 1775 ; d. aged 1 hour, 
iii. Daniel, b. March 14, 1776; d. aged 11 hours, 
iv. Ozias, b. Dec. 11, 1777; m. Jan. 19, 1800, Mary Jones, 
who was b. in New Haven, Conn.. Oct. 2, 1777, aud d. 
Aug., 1850; he d. Dec. 23, 1800. 

227. Nancy; bapt. Nov. 24, 1754; to. Nov. 10, 1775, George Burnham, 

son of Elisha and Sarali (Olmsted) Burnham of Hartford ; lie 
was b. Aug. 13, 1753, and d. March 10, 1830; she d. Jan. 16, 
1800, aged 45 years. They resided in Hartford, and had : 
i. George, b. Jan. 21, 1776; d. May, 1812. 
ii. Nancy, b. Jan. 4, 1778 ; in. Isaac Thompson, 
iii. William, b. Aug. 24, 1779; ?n. Eliza Beclc, April 22, 
1801. He was fatlier of Col. James C. Buruliam, Avho 
served in the Mexican War as Colonel of a New York 
regiment, 
iv. Henry, b. Dec. 10, 1780; d. Nov. 5, 1781. 
V. -James, b. Feb. 8, 1782; d. Aug. 3, 1798. 
vi. Richard, b. May 17, 1783; m. Elizabeth Young, 
vii. Harry, /*. Nov. 18, 1784; d. Oct. 30, 1786. 
viii. Charles, Jk June 18, 1786; in. Dec. 13, 1809, Hannah 
White, who d. Oct. 16, 1812, aged 26. He to. second, 
May 23, 1813, Persis Wliite; he d. May 29, 1852. 
ix. Abigail, b. Jan. 8, 1788; m. Rev. Aaron Scholfleld. 
X. John, b. Nov. 17, 1791 ; to. June 1, 1815, Rachel Rossiter ; 

res. Litchfield, Conn, 
xi. Sarah, b. April 30, 1793; m. Eli Wood, 
xii. Elizabeth, b. April 7, 1796; to. David Stanford. 

228. Rachel ; bapt. Feb. 6, 1756. 

25-80. Timothy Bigelow of Middletown, Conn., son of 
Samuel and Mehitable Bigelow, was born in Southampton, Long 
Island, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1724, and married, Sept. 13, 1753, 
Elizabeth Clark of Milford, Conn. They lived in Middletown, 
where he was the landlord of the village tavern for many years, 
a large landholder and a very prominent man in the town. 
He died in Middletown, April 7, 1776, in his 52d year, and his 
widow died Oct. 14, 1819, aged 94 years, 3 months. His will, 
dated March 4, 1771, aud proved May 6, 1776, mentions wife 
5 



50 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Elizabeth, to whom he gave one-third of his estate and the use 
of the whole until his children should come of the age of twenty- 
one, then the remaining two-thirds was to be divided equally 
between his four children, Timothy, Samuel, Elizabeth and Sarah. 

229. Timothy Halsey, b. Jan. 26, 1755 ; d. Sept. 17, 1762. 

230. Samuel, h. Oct. 15, 1757; d. Oct. 18, 1757. 

231. Elizabkth, h. July 13, 1759 ; to. Capt. William Henderson, and d. 

Aug. 30, 1801; he d. July 21, 1801, aged 57 years. They had 
two children : 

i. Mary E. ; in. Henry Woodward. 

ii. William Walter; d. Aug. 5, 1793, aged 36 days. 

232. fTiMOTHY Halsey, h. May 14, 1763; m. Mary Ann . 

233. Sarah, h. April 6, 1766; d. Jan. 14, 1802, ?mTO. 

234. Samuel, b. Jan. 7, 1768; d. Aug. 26, 1808, unm. He lived in 

Middletown. 

28-87. Daniel Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., son of 
Daniel and Rebecca (Earaes) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
July 16, 1732, and married, March 20, 1754, Martha Pratt. He 
lived on the old homestead where his grandfather Daniel settled. 
He served in Capt. Henry Fames' Co. in 1757. "We have no 
record of place of residence at the time of his death, but many 
of his children emigrated to New Hampshire and it is probable 
that he spent his last days in company of one of his children. 
We find that by the church records at Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
Daniel and Martha Biglow were admitted to the church March 
31, 1782. She was the daughter of Daniel and Eliza (Rice) 
Pratt, and was born Dec. 15, 1728, and by the records at 
Keene we learn that widow Bigelow died in Keene, Nov. 1, 
1820, aged 91 years, 10 months. Daniel Biglow was taxed in 
Fitzwilliam 1782, to and including 1799, but further we have no 
record. Their children were born in Framingham, Mass. : 

235. fAMOS, b. Sept. 15, 1755; m. Annie Brown, Feb., 1784. 

236. fl^ANiEL, b. June 14, 1758; m. Elizabeth Gallot; moved to Keene, 

N. H. 

237. Rebecca, b. Oct. 14, 1760; m. Jan. 20, 1791, Nathaniel Kingsbury 

of Keene. She at that time is put on the records as being of 
Walpole, N. H. 

238. MiTTY, b. Dec. 6, 1762. 

239. Martha, b. Aug. 27, 1765. 

240. IThomas, b. April 28, 1768; m. Hannah Lewis; lived in New 

Hampshire and Vermont. 

241. Anna, b. June 26, 1771. 

28-89. Joseph Bigelow of Spencer, Mass., son of Daniel 
and Rebecca (Fames) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 1736, 
and when a young man in his minority he went to Leicester to 



GENEALOGY. 51 

work and became acquainted with, and married, April 30, 1756, 
Sarah, daughter of Capt. John Stebbings, but soon after his mar- 
riage he returned to Framingham, where he lived until he became 
of age, when he came into possession of his share of his father's 
estate from the hands of his uncle Epliraim, who administered 
to the estate, and soon removed to Leicester, and about 1766 he 
moved to Spencer, where he spent the remainder of his days 
and died April 19, 1774. His widow married second, Ezekiel 
Howe of Shrewsbury and moved to that town, where she died 
April 5, 1806, aged 74 years. Their children were : 

242. tJouN, h. Aug. 24, 1757 ; m. Persis Wright. 

243. Joseph, b. Dec. 6, 1759; was iu the service in the campaign of 

1777; went west and was never afterwards heard from. 

244. fJAMES, b. June 7, 1762 ; m. Mary Graham. 

245. Jabkz, b. March 17, 17fi4; d. Feb. 21, 1786. 

246. t^ANiEL, b. Feb. 14, 1766; m. Mercy Wood. 

247. William, b. July 1, 1768; m. Betsey Eager; res. Mt. Pleasant, 

Pa. 

248. Sarah, b. Oct. 3, 1770; m. Jan. 15, 1793, John Ward of Shrews- 

bmy. They moved to Middlelield, Mass., where he d. Jan. 26, 
1850, aged 80 years. They had : 

i. Betsey, b. Jan. 25, 1794; m. Matthew Smith, 
ii. Artemas, b. April 19, 1795 ; m. Serepta Smith, 
iii. Lucy, b. Jan. 29, 1797; d. Nov. 10, 1799. 
iv. Sally, b. Nov. 30, 1798 ; m. Jonathan Baldwin of 

Atwater, Ohio ; no issue. 
V. Maria, b. April 13, 1800; m. Josiali Mack, 
vi. Rebecca, b. Nov. 20, 1802 ; m. Lyman Hinman. 
vii. Lucy, b. March 20, 1805 ; m. Niol Bently. 
viii. Minerva, b. April 23, 1807; m. Ebenezer Whipple, 
ix. . John, b. Sept. 26, 1809 ; m. Phebe Church. 
X. Elmira, b. March 22, 1812; m. Samuel Eldex*. 

249. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 1773; m. Jan. 7, 1795, Dennis Howe of 

Shrewsbury, son of Jonah and Prudence (Bowker) Howe. He 
was b. Jtuly 15, 1773, and d. June 4, 1807. Shed. April 25, 1870, 
aged 97 years, 3 months, 12 days. They had : 

i. Seraphina, b. Dec. 23, 1804; m. May 4, 1831, Joel W. 
Uphara; she d. Oct. 29, 1839. Their son : 

Henry Pratt Upham, b. Jan. 26, 1837 ; res. St. 
Paul, Minn. President of the First National 
Bank of St. Paul. He m. Sept. 23, 1868, Evelyn 
Gertrude Burbank, h. Oct. 30, 1844. 

31-91 . Joseph Bigelow of Holliston, Mass., son of Ephraim 
and Lydia (Johnson) Bigelow, was born in Holliston, May 26, 
1730, and married, Aug. 5, 1756, Lydia Brown. They lived in 
Holliston, where their children were born : 

250. t^PHRAiM, h. Dec. 28, 1757; in. Mary Knowlton; lived in Holliston. 

251. tJosKPH, b. Sept. 17, 1763; m. Ruth Parker. 



52 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. j 

252. Hkpsibeh, b. Sept. 24, 1767; m. 1790, John Wenzel of Hollistou, 

who was b. in Boston. 1765; his father being a native of Hol- 
land, They lived in Framingham, where shed. Dec, 1841, and 
he d. 1830. They had : 

i. Henry, b. March, 1791. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 5, 1793; to. Mehetable Haven and had 
quite a family, one of whom, Abnkr H., lived in 
Marlborough, Mass., where he taught scliool and prac- 
ticed law. 
iii. Hkpsibeh, b. May 20, 1795. 
iv. Catherine, b. Oct. 31, 1798. 
V. Eliza ; m. Selah Higley. 

31-95. Lieut. Asaph Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., son 
of Ephraim and Lydia (Johnson) Bigelow, was born in Hollis- 
ton, Jan. 27, 1746, and married Martha Gleason, daughter of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Gleason ; she was born in Framingham, 
Oct. 18, 1748, and died Aug. 15, 1829; and he died Jan. 29, 
1824. They lived on a farm on the southeast side of Sucker 
Pond, and known as the Herring Place. He was in the service 
during the Revolutionary War as Sergeant, April 19, 1775, 
Ensign the year following, and commissioned as Lieutenant in 
1779. He was a prominent man in town and highly respected 
by all. They had three daughters : 

253. Deborah, b. Feb. 4, 1778; m. Aug. 15, 1802, Seth Herring, son of 

Benjamin and Merriam Herring of Dedham; he was b. Feb. 5, 
1780. They lived in Framingham, where they had several 
children. 

254. Polly, b. June 8, 1781 ; d. in Framingham, Feb. 26, 1870, aged 88 

years, 8 months, 18 days, unm. 

255. Sally, b. 1786; to. Dec. 6, 1812, Simon Baker, andd. about a year 

later. 

33-98. Capt. Joseph Biglow of Shrewsbury, Mass., son of 
John and Jerusha (Garfield) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, 
Jan. 1, 1703, and married, Feb. 22, 1725, Martha, daughter of 
Gershomand Mehetable Brigham ; she was born in Marlborough, 
Oct. 6, 1704. They moved to Shrewsbury early, in that part of 
the town afterwards set off and made the town of Boylston, and 
soon became one of the leading men in the town. He was 
selectman in 1748, he was also prominent in the church. She 
died Oct. 15, 1782, aged 78 years. He died Jan. 24, 1783, 
aged 80 years. His will, dated Dec. 25, 1782, mentions son 
Joseph, daughters Anna, wife of Samuel Hastings, Mary, wife 
of Isaac Moore ; John and Molly, children of son Charles, de- 
ceased, and appointed sou Joseph and Lucy, widow of son 



GENEALOGY. 53 

Charles, as executors. Their children were boru in Shrews- 
bury : 

256. tJosEPH, b. Nov. 9, 172G; m. Olive Beaman. 

257. Mautha, b. May 3, 1728; d. younjr. 

258. tCiiARLES, /). April 22, 1729; m. Lucy Bennett. 

259. Martha, b. May 10, 1733 ; d. July 13, 1742. 
200. Stepiikn, b. .Jan. 10, 1735; d. 175B, unm. 

261. Anna, b. June U, 1737; m. Oct. 20, 1757, Samuel Hastings of 

Shrewsbury, Mass. 
202. Mkhitable, b. Sept. 4, 1739; d. Sept. 15, 1746. 

263. tSoLOMON, b. Oct. 13, 1746; m. Mary Denman. 

264. Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1748; m. .June 2, 1768, Isaac Moore of Bolton, 

Mass., son of Isaac and Mary Moore, b. Sept. 8, 1748; res. 
Bolton. They had : 

i. Anna, b. April 16, 1769. 

ii. Aseistath, b. May 3, 1770. 

ill. Isaac, b. Jan. 12, 1772. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1774. 

V. Olive, b. Jan. 9, 1776. 

vi. Solomon, b. Aug. 8, 1777. 

vii. Abigail, b. Aug. 13, 1781. 

33-99. John Biglow of Holden, Mass., sou of John and 
Jerusha (Garfield) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, Oct. 28, 
1704, and married, July 4, 1728, Rebecca Howe, daughter of 
John and Rebecca Howe of Marlborough. She was born March 
13, 1704. They soon went to that part of Worcester afterwards 
set off to Holden, and he became one of the leading men in 
that vicinity, and when the town of Holden applied for incor- 
poration he headed the petition and was selected to present the 
same to the General Court, which was granted Jan. 9, 1740, and 
was authorized to call the first town meeting, which was held 
May 4, 1741, was chosen one of the Selectmen on that day, 
and held that office 1741-46, 48-51, 55, 56, 61. He was chosen 
Assessor 1742, 44-46, 48-51, 55, 56; was Treasurer 1742, 50, 
and was honored with the title of Captain in the militia. He 
was admitted to the church by letter from Worcester, Dec. 22, 
1742, as was also his brother Jotham. He bought land of James 
Foster of Rochester, Mass., that was located in Chesterfield, 
Mass., April' 20, 1763, he being then of Holden. But Jan. 5, 
1765, he bought a tract of land in Narragansett No. 4, and was 
late of Holden ; we conclude that he moved from Holden to 
Quabbin, now known as Greenwich, about 1764, as he was living 
there June 5, 1764, when he gave his son John, Jr., a tract of 
land, and Jan. 15, 1765, he sold a piece of laud to his son 
Nathan in Quabbin, but we have no further record of his where- 



54 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

abouts. Tradition says that he moved to Goshen or Cumming- 
ton, and died about 1783, but we find no proof of this tradition, 
nor can we find anything concerning his wife Rebecca. Their 
family were : 

265. Rebeckah. h. May 30, 1729; m. probably Nov. 6, 1750, Richard 

Cheever of Rutland. 

266. Mary, h. Feb. 16, 1732. 

267. Anna, h. Aui?. 23, 1735; d. Nov. 6, 1735. 

268. Prudence, h. Sept. 22, 1736. 

269. fJoHN, l>. 1740; m. Mary ; lived in Goshen. 

270. Nathan, h. Oct. 9, 1744; lived in Quabbin for a time, and April 2, 

176(i, he sold land to his father and was then of Providence, and 
we find mention of him in Goshen, Mass. Tradition says that 
he went to Pownal, Vt., but search failed to And any trace of 
him at that point. 

33-103. Gershom Biglow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
John and Jerusha (Garfield) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, 
Nov. 13, 1714, and married Mary Howe, daughter of Thomas 
and Rebecca Howe. She was born June 30, 1718, and died 
June 9, 1802. He died Jan. 3, 1812, aged 97 years, 1 month, 
26 days. They lived on the old homestead, and he was a highly 
respected citizen. He served the town as Selectman 1763-64. 
He was also a member of Capt. Abraham Williams' company in 
1757. His will, dated Feb. 3, 1800, mentions sons Timothy and 
Ivory, daughters Mary Howe and Anna Sherman. 

271. tTiMOTHY, h. Nov. 1, 1738 ; m. Miriam Howe ; lived in Marlborough. 

272. flvoRY, /;. Oct. 7, 1741 ; m. Sophia Banister ; lived in Marlborough. 

273. Mary, h Oct. 10, 1746; m. May 28, 1767, Artemas Howe, son of 

Joseph and Ruth (Brigham) Howe. He was h. in Marlborough, 
Jan 15, 1743, and d. Nov. 17, 1813; she d. Aug. 15, 1810. They 
had a large family, viz. : 

i. Elisha, h. Jan. 31, 1768; d. unm. 

ii. Catherine, b. Oct., 1769 ; m. twice, first, Wheeler, 

second, June 15, 1806, Jonah Howe, as his second wife, 
and had two children by last marriage : 

Dexter, h. June 18, 1807; d. unm. 1837. 
Freeman, h. Aug. 16, 1809 ; m. Lucy Crosby, 
iii. Mary, h. Oct. 26, 1771^ «t. Dec. 10, 1795, Jonas Lover- 

ing of Sudbury, and d. previous to 1801. 
iv. Jonas, b. Aug. 18, 1773 ; m. Lydia Maynard. 
V. Lydia, b. Sept. 9, 1775; m. July 21, 1803, Isaac May- 
nard, and had two children. Isaac Maynard d. and 
she m. second, 1828, Abraham Stow, as his second wife. 
Amory. b. Feb. 28, 1804 ; m. Mary Priest ; lived 
in what is now the town of Maynard. He was 
the father of that town, and the founder of the 
well known woolen mills at that place, and the 
town was named in his honor. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 16, 1805; m. Joel Wilkins of 
Marlborough. 



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vi. Sally, b. Feb. 5, 1777; m. March 28, 1801, Jonas Lov- 
oring, as his second -wife. 

vii. Stei'iien, h. March 21, 1780; m. Jan. 29, 1809, Susanna 
Brigham, daughter of Jjcwis Brighani and sister of 
Hon. Asa Brigham, formerly Treasurer of the Republic 
of Texas previous to annexation to the United States. 
They liad seven cliildren : Nahum B., Elbhidge, 
Ben.iamin, Ar.FRED G., and three daughters. 
viii. David, b. March 18, 1783; m. March 27, 1811, Betsey 
Darling, and had a family of Ave children. 

ix. S.vMUEL, b. March 27, 1785 ; moved to northern N. H. 
X. Levi, b. April 30, 1787; m. Abigail Bigelow. 

xi. Jauez, b. Oct. 28, 1789; m. Nov. 1, 1812, Koxana Gleason. 
xii. Moses, b. April 19, 1792; m. Dec. 18, 1817, Eunice 
Dadmun. 

274. Anna, b. April 27, 1749; m. Sherman. She is mentioned in 

her father's will, 1800. 

33-104. JoTiiAM BiGLOvv^ of Holden, Mass., and Guilford, 
Vt., sou of .Jobu and Jcrusha (Garfield) Biglow, was born in 
Marlborough, Sept. 1, 1717, and married Persis Temple, daughter 
of Isaac and Martha (Josliu) Temple, born Dec. 29, 1718, in 
Marlborough. He early moved to that part of Worcester after- 
wards Holden, was one of the petitioners for the new town, and 
with his brother John was admitted to the church, from Worces- 
ter, on the formation of a new society in Holden, Dec. 22, 1742, 
and at the first town meeting was chosen Clerk of the Market. 
His wife Persis died about 1748. He married second. May 23, 
1750, Mary Richardson of Sterling, Mass. Soon after 1761 he 
moved his family to Guilford, Vt., where he was one of the first 
settlers in that town, and died April 8, 1786. His will, dated 
April 5, 1786, mentions wife Hannah (which would appear that 
he married a third time), daughter Lucretia, wife of Dean Chase, 
Persis, wife of William Packer, and daughter Mary, sons Jothain, 
William, Joel and Josiah. Their children were born in Holden : 

275. Persis, b. Oct. 31, 1739; m. WiUiam Packer. 

276. Damaris, b. May 23, 1742. 

277. Martha, b. Dec. 12, 1743. 

278. tJoTHAM, b. Dec. 12, 1745; m. Mercy Powers. 

279. Joel, b. March 9, 1748; d. young. 

280. t William, b. Feb. 20, 1751; m. Damaris Hapgood. 

281. tJoEL, b. .Tune 30, 1752; m. Sarah StoweU. 

282. fJosiAH KicHARDsox, b. April 27, 17.''<4; m. Sajah Culver. 

283. Abel, b. May 28, 1757; probably d. young. 

284. Lucretia, b. May 6, 1759; m. Dean Chase. 

33-105. Benjamin Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of John 
and Jerusha (Garfield) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, 
Mass., Oct. 8, 1720, and married, Jan. 17, 1744, Levinah 



56 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Thomas, daughter of William and Lydia (Eager) Thomas (who 
were grandparents of Robert B. Thomas of the "Old Farmers' 
Almanac" fame). She was horn in Marlborough, Aug. 15, 
1721. Soon after their marriage they went to Brookfield, where 
we find them in 1745, but he soon moved to Shrewsbury, where 
they lived until 1752, when he moved to Springfield, Mass., and 
lived a few years, then moved about 1756 to Hartford, Conn., 
where he lived for several years and was ferryman at that place 
in 1758, but later he moved to Worthington, Mass., where he 
died about 1773. His son Edmund was appointed administrator 
of his estate Dec. 16, 1773, and an inventory of his estate 
amounted to £48-8-4. His family were as follows : 

285. fBENJAMiN, h. in Brookflelcl, Jan. 5, 1745; m. Mary Collyer. 

286. LkV'INAh, h. in Shrewsbury, April 24, 1747; d. in Hartford, Aug. 

4, 175G. 

287. William Thomas, h. in Shrewsbnry, April 4, 1749. He bought a 

tract of land in Worthington, March 21, 1709, he being a resi- 
dent of that town, but we have no further knowledge of his 
Avliereabouts. 

288. IEdmund, h. in Shrewsbury, Feb. 27, 1751; m. Olive Stone. 

289. Jonas, b. in Springfield, March 22, 1753; d. in Hartford, July 31, 

1756. * 

290. Lydia, b. in Springfield, May 31, 1755; d. in Hartford, Oct. 25, 

1777, rmm. 

291. Lovina; bapt. in Hartford, May 22, 1757; m. Factor, and 

was living in Rutland, Vt., 1820. She was grandmother to 
Ex-Gov. Factor of Michigan. 
202. Sophia; ba^n. in Hartford, Jan. 28, 1759. 

293. A daughter; d. in Hartford, Oct. 7, 1781, aged 19 years. 

294. Polly ; bapt. in Hartford, Jan. 15, 1764. 

35-108. Samuel Bigelow, son of Samuel and Ruth (Warren) 
Biglow, was born in Marlborough, Oct. 16, 1707; married, 
Nov. 28, 1729, Jedidah Hathron, and moved to Shrewsbury, 
where he settled in the south part of the town near the Grafton 
town line. She died and he married second. May 7, 1770, Mrs. 
Abigail Hastings, widow of Moses Hastings and daughter of 
AVilliam Taylor. His will, dated April 14, 1795, mentions wife 
Abigail, daughters Dorcas Leland and Jedidah Wheeler, children 
of son Samuel, deceased, child of daughter Sarah Smith, de- 
ceased, sons Solomon and Ithamar, and appointed his two sons 
executors. His children were born in Shrewsbury : 

295. tSAMUEL, h. June 24, 1731 ; to. Phebe Piand. 

296. Jedidah, b. March 21, 1733; to. April 3, 1760, John Wheeler of 

Shrewsbury. 



GENEALOGY. 5.7 

297. Dorcas, b. July 6, 1735; vi. Dec. 1, 1768, Scth Swan of Paxton, 

who d. leaving one daughter, Seuena. She in. second, 

Leland. 

298. Solomon, b. July 25, 1737; d. Oct. 25, 1742. 

29!>. tSiLAs, b. Oct. 10, 1739; m. Mrs. Sarah Hall; res. Paxton. 

300. tSoLOMON, b. July 1, 1742; ra. Sarah Newton. 

301. tIriiAMAH, b. July 30, 1745; m. Persis Barrett. 

302. Sarau, b. Sept. 10, 1747; vi. June 8, 1767, Ephraim Smith of 

Grafton, Mass. 

35-109. Cornelius Biglow of Westborough, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Ruth (Warren) Biglow, was born iu Marlborough, 
Mass., Nov. 24, 1710, and married, Dec. 28, 1731, Mary Graves, 
daughter of John and Sarah Graves of Sudbury. She was born 
in Sudbury, July 18, 1714. He was a soldier in the French and 
Indian War as a Sergeant. He lived for a time after his mar- 
riage iu Marlborough, where three of his children were recorded, 
and then moved to Westborough, where the remainder of his 
family were recorded. We have no record of their deaths. 
We find that Cornelius served as Constable in Westborough in 
1767. Children: 

303. tCoKNELius, 6. Dec. 30, 1732; m. Sarah Miller; lived in West- 

borough. 

304. Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1734 ; m. April 2(5, 1758, Jonathan Cook of AVest- 

borouirh; he d. March 19, 1809. They had : 
Mary, b. Sept., 1759; d. Feb. 5, 1844. 

305. Betty, b. Aug. 12, 1735; d. April 15, 1764. 

306. Sarah, b. probably, in Westborough; m. Sept. 21, 1756, Daniel 

Miller. 

307. Paul, b. May 7, 1739; d. June 23, 1739. 

308. IPaul, b. -Tan. 21, 1741; m. Hannah Ober; lived iu Vermont. 

309. fNoAH, b. Sept. 9, 1742; m. Catherine Shay or Peha. 

310. Ruth, b. Dec. 16, 1744 ; m. April 28, 1768, John Leonard of South- 

borough, Mass. 

311. Eunicp:, b. Oct. 6, 1750; d. Oct. 20, 1750. 

312. JoBE, b. April 17, 1753; d. Dec. 26, 1776. He was iu the Conti- 

nental service from Southborough, April 19, 1775; served five 
days. 

35-110. Jedediah Bigelow of Douglas, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Ruth (Wari-eu) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, 
Mass., Feb. 8, 1714. He married, Jan. 27, 1737, Thameziue 
Nurse of Framingham, Mass., who was born Aug. 20, 1716. 
He early moved to Grafton, Mass., where he lived a few years 
and then moved to Sutton, where his daughter Thankful was 
born and afterwards moved to Douglas, Mass., where his wife 
died March 12, 1758. He married second, June 26, 1759, Jane 
Wheeler of Sutton. He served the town of Douglas as Select- 



58 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

man, 1771-72. His will mentions wife Jane, son Thomas, 
daughters Ruth Cook, wife of Andrew Cook, Sarah Gould, wife 
of Eleazer Gould, Thamezine, wife of William Davenport, 
Thankful, wife of Jonah Titus, Mary, wife of Joseph Titus. 
The following appears to be all that can be gleaned from the 
records : 

313. Abigail, b. in Grafton, Nov. 14, 1737; m. 1762, Samuel Parker. 

314. Ruth, b. in Grafton, Sept. 25, 1739; m. 1759, Andrew Cook. 

315. Sarah, b. in Grafton, July 14, 1741; m. Jan. 16, 1761, Eleazer 

Gould. 

316. Thamezine; in. 1760, William Davenport. 

317. Thankful, b. in Sutton, April 11, 1745; m. 1759, Ephraira Parker; 

m. second, Jonah Titus. 

318. Jedediah; d. Oct. 4, 1756. 

319. Mary, b. in Douglas, June 2, 1749; m. June 11, 1752, Joseph Titus 

of Douglas. 

320. Thomas, b. in Douglas, June 15, 1751 ; d. March 8, 1752. 

321. fTnoMAS, b. in Douglas, Aug. 14, 1753; m. Hannah Chase. 

322. John, b. in Douglas, Aug. l4, 1755; d. Oct. 6, 1756. 

323. Jedediah, b. in Douglas, Sept. 29, 1757 ; d. June 25, 1758. \ rp . 

324. Elizabeth, b. in Douglas, Sept. 29, 1757 ; d. Nov. 30, 1757. / -^wins. 

325. Jedediah, b. in Douglas, July 26, 1766; probably d. young. 



35-112. Jason Bigelow of Brookfield, Mass., son of Samuel 
and Mary (Gleason) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., 
April 11, 1718, and married, Jan. 27, 1748, Abigail Witt 
(daughter of Samuel Witt of Marlborough, who for twenty- 
three years represented Marlborough in the General Court and 
was generally known as ^'•Deputy"). She was born in Marl- 
borough, Aug. 3, 1721, and died in Brookfield, Oct. 13, 1808. 
He died in Brookfield, March 25, 1767. He early went to Brook- 
field, previous to 1748, and was a petitioner in December of that 
year for the incorporation of the " Second Precinct" or North 
Parish in Brookfield, and was an active and efficient officer in it 
for many years, was Deacon of that parish, now the First Con- 
gregational Society of North Brookfield, and was one of the 
leading citizens in that parish ; was a farmer, and the farm on 
which he settled still remains in the family. The farm was 
deeded to him in 1737, and passed to Jason, Jr., thence to John, 
son of Jason, Jr., and thence to Silas H. Bigelow, the present 
owner. The greater part of the present house was built in May, 
1794, and a part we have reason to believe is considerably older. 
The farm is situated in the western part of what is now the 
town of North Brookfield, and the locality has been termed for 



GENEALOGY, 59 

many years "Bigelow Hollow." Their children were all born 

in Brooklield. 

32G. Elizabeth, h. June 24, 1748; m. May 21, 1767, Samuel Mixter of 
Now Braintree, Mass., where they lived for many years; she 
d. July 3, 1786, leaving the following children : 

i. Elizabeth, b.^'Nov. 18, 17G8; m. May 13, 1793, Ebenezer 

Todd of New Braiutree. 
ii. Jason, b. July 27, 1772; m. May 5, 1808, Susan Cutter, 

and resided in Ilardwick, Mass. 
iii. Sarah, b. March 22, 1774; m. 1803, Asa Pope, 
iv. Mauy, b. Sept. 9, 177G; m. 1805, Col. Samuel Lee, and 

I'esided at Barre, Mass. 
V. AsENATU, b. March 14, 1782; to. 1803, Capt. Joseph 

Green of New Braintree. 
vi. Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 1784; m. Clarissa H. Moore, and 
was one of the leading men in New Braintree. 

327. Lucy, b. Nov.. 1749 ; m. July 7, 1770, Samuel Cheever, who was b. 

in Wrentham, Mass., 1742, and early settled in Broolilield, and 
at that time was the only Baptist in town (1769), and was called 
by his neighbors and townspeople in derision " Baptist Cheever." 
Shed. Oct. 6, 1777. Two of her children having d. a few weeks 
previous. He to. second, Elizabeth Hubbard. Their children 
were : 

i. Lucy, b. 1772 ; d. Sept. 18, 1777. 
ii. Sarah, b. 1774; d. April 24, 1791. 
iii. John, b. 1775; d. Sept. 18, 1777. 

328. Hepsabah, b. Oct. 28, 1751; m. Feb. 20, 1793, Mark Dodge of 

Dudley ; she d. June 26, 1824. 

329. tJASON, b. Aug. 20, 1753; m. Judith Dane; res. Brookfleld. 

330. Samuel, b. Jan. 17, 1765; d. March 19, 1843, unm. 

331. Jonas, b. Nov. 5, 1756; to. March 10, 1785, Lydia Ware, daughter 

of Pelatiah and Rebecca (Blair) Ware of New Braintree ; she 
was b. March 7, 1760. They lived and he d. in North Brookfleld, 
Aug. 19, 1843; no issue. 

332. Abigail, b. May 5, 1758 ; m. Nov. 22, 1781, John Perry, and settled 

in Rindge, N. H., where she d. Sept. 11, 1818. 

35-114. Amariah Bigelow of Shrewsbury, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Mary (Gleason) Biglow, was born in Marlborough, 
Sept. 14, 1722, and married, April 14, 1747, Lydia Brigham, 
daughter of Thomas and Sai-ah (Stratton) Brigham, who was 
born in Marlborough, March 14, 1722, and died March 17, 1748 
(leaving one child, Lydia, to whom her grandfather, Thomas 
Brigham, left the sum of £133 by will in 1765). He married 
second, 1752, Sarah Eveleth of Stow, Mass. He went to that 
part of Shrewsbury now included in West Boylston previous to 
his first marriage and settled, where he became one of the lead- 
ing men of the town, holding the office of Selectman and Asses- 
sor for several years, and for many years was Deacon of the 
church in the North Precinct or Parish of Shrewsbury, and died 
highly respected, March 8, 1780. His will, dated March 1, 



60 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1780, mentions wife Sarah, daughter Lydia Howe^ wife of Fiske 
Howe, sons Francis, Abel, Amariah, Levi and Elnathau, and 
daughter Sarah, and appointed wife Sarah and son Abel as 
executors of his will. Their children were recorded in Shrews- 
bury, viz. : 

333. Lydia, b. March 1, 1748; m. March 31, 1767, Fiske Howe, son of 

Thomas and Dorothy Howe of Marlborough, where he was h. 
June 23, 1741. They moved to Templeton, Mass., where he 
served as Town Treasurer, 1789 to 179G, and was a prominent 
man in the town. 

334. fFRANCis, h. Aug. 20, 1753; m. Oct. 29, 1778, Levinah Beaman. 

335. t-^BEL, b. Jan. 27, 1755; m. Martha Bigelow. 

336. fAMARiAH, b. March 23, 1757; m. Persis Brigliam. 

337. Sarah, b. Aug. 13, 1759; m. Oct. 3, 1781, Rev. Eleazer Fairbanks, 

one of the early ministers of Bovlston. 

338. Levi, b. March 31, 1762; d. Sept. 20, 1764. 

339. Levi, b. Aug. 27, 1765; d. Feb. 9, 1833, unm. 

340. fELNATHAN, b. Sept. 9, 1767 ; m. Sarah F. Seaward ; lived in Ports- 

mouth, N. H. 

37-116. Thomas Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Thomas and Mary (Livermore) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, April 26, 1706, and married Elizabeth Nurse, daughter 
of John and Elizabeth (Gale) Nurse. She was born in Fram- 
ingham, Nov. 26, 1708, and died in Marlborough, Jan. 1, 1770. 
He married second, Oct. 1, 1770, Bethiah Newton, daughter of 
Gideon and Hannah (Lauance) Newton. She was born in 
Southborough, Aug. 2, 1745. We find no date of death, but by 
his will, dated June 4, 1777, and proved March 2, 1779, he 
mentions wife "beathiah," daughters " Bety," wife of Silas 
Barnes, Sarah, wife of Bezaleel Howe, Thankful "Weeks, grand- 
daughter Molly Weeks, grandson Thomas Barnes, and appointed 
his son-in-law, Silas Barnes, executor. His widow Bethiah 
afterwards lived in Southborough. We find under date March 
5, 1784, that she entered complaint against Silas Barnes, execu- 
tor of the will, to the Probate Court that she was not treated 
well, she then living in Southborough. Their children were born 
in Marlborough : 

341. Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1731 ; d. June 28, 1731. 

342. Mkhitabel, b. Ana. 15, 1733; m. June 13, 1758, Fortunatus Eager, 

son of Capt. Uriah and Sarah (Brigam) Eager, and was b. in 
Marlborough, July 6, 1735 ; was a member of Capt. J. Weeks' 
company iu 1757. 

343. Betsey, b. Nov. 23, 1735; m. May 26, 1755, Silas Barnes, son of 

Jonathan and Rachel Barnes; he Avas b. in Marlborough, Jan. 
21, 1735. He was member of Capt. John Weeks' company in 



GENEALOGY. 61 

1757, also a membor of Capt. Cyprian Howe's company at 
Oani])riduo, April 19, 1775, and also served in the army at White 
Plains. He d. in Marlborouiih, Jan. 6, 1813, aged 77 years. 
She d. in Marlboronjjcli, Sept. ;5, 1801. He served as a member 
of the Committee of Correspondence for Marlborough in the 
years 1779 and 1781. Their children wore recorded in Marl- 
borough, viz. : 

i. Thomas, b. July ;50, 1756. 

ii. Elisha, h. Dec. 29, 1757; m. Aug. 9, 1782, Molly Weeks, 
and moved to Henniker, N. H. He served in Capt. 
Silas Gates' company at Cambridge, April 19, 1775. 
iii. Betty, b. Dec. 16, 1759 ; m. April 3, 1777, Jonathan Ray. 
iv. Paul, b. Oct. 10, 1761 ; m. Jan. 18, 1789, Abigail Brigham. 
v. Silas, b. Sept. 29, 1768; d. Jan. 6, 1783. 
vi. Molly, b. Aug. 27, 1765 ; m. Feb. 1, 1786, Joseph Arnold, 
vii. Jacob, b. May 3, 1769; m. Jan. 15, 1793, Hepzibeth 
Howe, daughter of Joseph Howe, and had : 
William, b. Aug. 6, 1793. 

Maria, b. Nov. 19, 1794; m. Thomas H. Davis. 
TiLESTON B. b. Aug. 15, 1805 ; d. 1838. 

344. Mary, b. March 21, 1739; m. May 19, 1762, John Weeks, and had 

a daughter : 

Molly, b. Jan. 27, 1766; probably m. Elisha Barnes, her 
cousin, and moved to Henniker, N. H. 

345. Sarah, b. Nov. 12, 1741 ; m. Oct. 8, 1760, Bezaleel Howe, son of 

Phineas and Abigail (Bennet) Howe; he was b. in Lancaster, 
Mass., Feb. 14, 1735; lived at one time in Shrewsbury. 

346. Thomas, b. Dec. 6, 1743; d. Sept. 11, 1748. 

347. Uriah, b. March 4, 1746; d. Aug. 8, 1748. 

348. Thankful, b. Jan. 17, 1749; m. April 22, 1767, .Jonathan Weeks, 

son of Capt. John and Dinah (Keyes) Weeks ; he was b. in 
Marlborough, Dec. 3, 1741. He was a member of Capt. Daniel 
Barnes' company at Cambridge, April 19, 1775; was of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence of Marlborough in 1780; was rep- 
resentative to the General Court, 1800 to 1802 ; one of the 
Selectmen, 1785, 88-91, 93, 94; and Assessor, 1789. She d. in 
Marlborough, Nov. 3, 1775. He m. second, Aug. 26, 1777, Lucy 
Newton; he d. April 5, 1805. By his lirst wife. Thankful, 
they had : 

i. John, b. Oct. 1, 1768; m. June 7, 1787, Betty, daughter 
of Archelaxis Felton, had a iarge family and lived 
in Marlborough, 
ii. Aaron, b. July 30, 1770 ; d. Oct. 17, 1775, 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 2, 1772; to. Jan. 15. 1794, Heman 
Seaver, a well known schoolmaster, and had two 
children : Aaron W. , and Norman. 
iv. Francis, b. .Jan. 15, 1775; d. Oct. 14, 1775. 

37-120. Abraham Bigelow of Weston, Mass., son of 
Thomas and Mary (Livermore) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, March 5, 1713, and married, Jan. 2, 1736, Abigail 
BuUard, who died in Weston, May 23, 1751. He married 
second, Oct. 24, 1751, Anna Fiske. He early moved to Weston 
where his family were born, and where he became one of the 
prominent men of the town, being elected its representative to 



62 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

the General Court, 1755, 59, 64-72, and served in various town 
offices. We have no date of his death, but his will, dated Jan. 
14, 1774, and proved March, 1775, mentions wife Anna, sons 
Isaac, Amos, Abraham, John and Samuel, daughters Abigail 
Prentiss and Anna Haven. He appointed his son Isaac Bigelow 
and Samuel Fisk executors. His children were born in Weston : 

349.' Isaac, b. Nov. 30, 1736; d. Jan. 1, 1749. 

350. Joseph, b. Sept. 30, 1738 ; d. Dec. 25, 1748. 

351. Abigail, b. Oct. 1, 1740; d. Jan. 7, 1749. 

352. Abraham, b. Feb. 26, 1743; d. July 20, 1763. 

353. Jesse, b. March 17, 1745; d. July 8, 1745. 

354. Jesse, b. June 30, 1747; d. Jan. 12, 1749. 

356. Isaac, b. May 2, 1750; d. April 18, 1777. He graduated at Har- 
vard University, class of 1769, and was fitted for the ministry. 

356. Abigail, b. Aug. 10, 1752; m. Oct. 31, 1774, Rev. Thomas Prentiss 

of Medfleld, Mass. ; she d. Nov. 2, 1786; no issue. 

357. Anna, b. Nov. 4, 1754; m. Nov. 30, 1773, Rev. Thomas Haven of 

Reading, Mass. 

358. Abraham, b. June 13, 1758 ; d. young. 

359. fAMOS, b. Sept. 30, 1700 ; m. Lucy Savage. 

360. fABRAHAM, b. Sept. 18, 1762; m. Hepsibeh Jones. 

361. tJoHN, b. April 14, 1765; m. Lydia Spring. 

362. tSAMUEL, b. Sept. 4, 1773; m. Mara Howe. 

37-122. Jacob Bigelow of Waltham, Mass., son of Thomas 
and Mary (Livermore) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
Mass., Sept. 1, 1717, his father moving to Waltham soon after. 
He was brought up in Waltham, in which town he became very 
prominent, being one of the Selectmen of Waltham in the 
years 1757 to 1762, and 1767, and was highly respected. He 
married, Dec. 14, 1738, Susanna Mead, daughter of David and 
Hannah (Smith) Mead of Lexington ; she was born in that town 
Aug. 1, 1719. We tave no date of the death of either of these 
two, but from his will we infer that she died first and probably 
in Waltham. We find his will among the probate records at 
Worcester, dated June 2, 1794, at Waltham, and we infer that he 
died somewhere in Worcester County, perhaps New Braintree, 
with his son Abijah, who was living in that town at the time the 
will was proved, March 3, 1801. He mentions sons Jacob, 
Samuel and Abijah, daughters Mary Stearns, Susanna Browne, 
Sarah Gushing and Abigail Flagg, granddaughter Sukey, daughter 
of son Thomas, deceased. Their children were recorded in 
Waltham : 

363. Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1739 ; m. May 15, 1760, Capt. Samuel Stearns of 
Waltham. 



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364. fjACOB, b. Feb. 19, 1743; m. Elizabeth Wells; res. Sudbury. 

366. Susanna, b. Feb. 2, 1745; m. Dec. 13, 1770, Rev. Elijah Browne 

of Sherborn ; d. May 1, 1807. Had two sons, Elijah and 

Henry ; both graduated at Harvard College. 

366. Hannah, b. Mav 27, 1747; d. Sept. 22, 1756. 

367. Lydia, b. June 28, 174!); d. Jan. 22, 1756. 

368. fTHOMAS, b. Nov. 26, 1751 ; m. Elizabeth Wales. 

369. tSAMUEL, b. April 9, 1754 ; m. Mary Harrington. 

370. tABiJAH, b. April 16, 1756; m. Mercy Amelia Spring. 

371. Sarah, b. April 12, 1758; m. April 12, 1781, William Gushing. 

372. Abigail, b. July 31, 1760; m. Nov. 25, 1779, Gershom Flagg of 

Lancaster and had a large family; he d. and she m. second, 
Kev. Elijah Browne, husband of her late deceased sister Susanna. 

373. Ehoda; bapt. May 29, 1763; d. March 28, 1787, unm. 

37-124.^ Lieut. Josiah Bigelow of Waltham, Mass., son of 
Thomas and Mary (Livermore) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, 
July 30, 1730, and married, July 27, 1749, Mary Harrington, 
daughter of Jonas and Abigail (Stearns) Harrington ; she was 
born March 8, 1730. Like his brothers Jacob and Abraham he 
was a prominent man in town affairs, and something of a mili- 
tary man. He served in an artillery company from Weston, 
April 19, 1775, as Lieutenant, and died in Waltham, July 15, 
1810, aged 80 years. Their children were born in Waltham : 

374. tWiLLiAM, b. Oct. 11, 1749; m. Hepsibeh Russell; lived in Natick. 

375. Anna, b. Aug. 23, 1751. 

376. Uriah, b. Nov. 30, 1753; d. young. 

377. tCoNVERSE, b. Jan. 20, 1755; m. Anna Parks. 

378. Mary, b. March 3, 1756; m. April 29, 1778, Jonathan Stearns of 

Waltham, Mass. 

379. tALPHEUS, b. Nov. 4, 1757; m. Eunice Mixer. 

380. Eunice; m. April 24, 1788, Joseph Morse, son of Joseph and 

Rebecca (Broad; Morse; he was b. Feb. 25, 1765, and lived in 
Templeton, Mass., and Eaton, N. Y. They had : 
i. Ellice, b. Jan. 26, 1789 ; m. Lora Ayer. 
ii. Eunice, b. Dec. 10, 1790; m. James Pratt, 
iii. Joseph, b. Feb. 11, 1793; m. Irene Dodge, and lived in 

Pennsylvania, 
iv. Lucy, b. Dec. 21, 1794; m. Rev. Mr. Griswold. 
v. Sophia, b. Dec. 18, 1796; m. George Ellice. 
vi. CALA^N, b. June, 1799 ; «i. Melinda Gardner, 
vii. Alpheus, b. Oct. 5, 1801; m. Marietta Cramphlin; lived 

in Eaton, N. Y. 
viii. Bigelow, b. March 14, 1804; m. Patience Kent. 

381. IUriah, h. March 15, 1766; m. Susanna Gregory. 

382. fTHOMAS, b. Aug. 11, 1768; m. Miriam Hager. 

383. Sarah, b. July 31, 1773; m. July 8, 1790, Hezekiah Morse of 

Sherborn, son of Joshua Morse, b. Sept. 25, 1768; d. Feb. 26, 
1864. They had : 

i. Leonard, b. 1791; m. Clarissa Battelle; d. March 1, 

1849. 
ii. Joshua, b. 1793; m. Sarah Tileston; res. Boston, 
iii. Sarah, b. 1799 ; m. Jonas Houghton, 
iv. Mary B. ; m. Moses Sawin ; res. Southborough. 



64 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

41-126. Isaac Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of Isaac 
and Mary (Bond) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, May 4, 1713, 
and married, March 14, 1734, Abigail Skinner of Colchester, 
and lived in that town until about 1762, when in company with 
about one hundred and fifty others from Connecticut and vicini- 
ty they emigrated to Nova Scotia, where they settled the Town 
of Cornwallis. After a few years he, in company with a part of 
his family (leaving his son Amasa and three daughters, who 
were married, in Cornwallis), returned to the States, and tradi- 
tion says that he lived for a time in southern Vermont, and from 
the Registry of Deeds at Keene, N. H., we find that March 29, 
1792, Isaac Bigelow took a life lease from Samuel Works of 
Westmoreland, of a part of a house with the use of a "yard north 
of the house" and one-half of the " old garden," the same being 
let to "Isaac Bigelow and Abigail his wife," and the said Works 
bound himself to find firewood summer and winter. This house 
and land were located in Chesterfield, N. H. Tradition further 
says that while on a visit to his son Addi in Barre, Vt., he died 
very suddenly, and was buried in that town, it also says that 
he left considerable property in Nova Scotia ; a search in the 
town records at Barre, Vt., fails to disclose any mention of his 
death, but as our ancient records were in many instances very 
incomplete it would not disprove the tradition concerning his 
death, and we are unable to find any trace of his wife later than 
1792. Their children were born in Colchester : 

384. Abigail, h. Jan. 1, 1735; m. March 24, 1755, Daniel Pratt of Col- 

chester; they lived in that town, where they had : 

i. Daniel, b. Aug. 22, 17r>6. 

ii. Abijah, b. April 21, 1758. 

iii. Abigail, b. Feb. 1, 1760. 

iv. Rube, b. July 14, 1762. 

V. Lydia, b. Oct. 13, 1764. 

vi. Molly, h. Feb. 18, 1767; d. Feb. 5, 1771. 

vii. Isaac, b. March 10, 1769. 

viii. Mary, b. June 10, 1771. 

ix. Elisha, b. Feb. 10, 1774. 

385. Ann, b. March 7, 1736; m. Jan. 31, 1760, Judah or Jonathan 

Welles, she d. after a few years as also two young children, in 
Cornwallis. 

386. flSAAC, b. Nov. 17. 1737; m. Mary Chamberlain. 

387. tTiMOTHY, b. Nov. 18, 1739; m. Rhoda Williams. 

388. Amasa, b. Dec. 23, 1741 ; d. Jan. 16, 1742. 

389. Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1743; m. probably, Maj. Lebbeus Loomis, who 

was an officer in the continental service. 

390. Lydia, b. May 2, 1746. 



GENEALOGY. 65 

391. Makgaukt. b. Aug. 2, 1747; m. Sept. 10, 17G5, Nathan Longfellow, 

Avho was h. Dec. 30, 1743, and was a son of Jonathan Longfel- 
low. They lived in Cornwallis a few years. Ills father was 
engaged in niereantile business in Machias, Me., but his father 
dying lie came to Machias to continue the l)usiness, and in 1778 
he sent for his wife and family to join him, they being at Corn- 
wallis and the war prevented him from going after them. She 
started with her six boys, the oldest being 12 and the youngest 1 
year old, in an open boat from Cornwallis and went to St. John, 
N. B., where they were taken prisoners and kept in the fort. 
She was allowed small rations Avhich she refused, thinking she 
could sooner obtain her release, and worked for the soldiers, 
earning all she could, and her oldest boy got a quart of milk 
every night and morning to pay for milking the cow for one of 
the officers; she used to say that they just saved themselves 
from starvation. After about live or six weeks an officer gave 
her to understand that if she was missing some morning, l)ut 
little search would be made for her; she accordingly hired 
a man to take her and her six children to Machias in an open 
boat, starting from there in the night, and in due time arrived 
at Machias. She was a woman of great courage and firmness 
of mind, very strong in her religious views and puritanical in 
her ideas. She united with the First Chui'ch in Machias in 
1796, and continued a member until her death, Jan. 29, 1842. 
He d. April 9, 179(5, at Avhich time the four oldest sons were 
married, and she went to live with her oldest son, Jacob. The 
six oldest children Avere born in Cornwallis. They had : 

1. Jacob, h. June 29, 1766; m. Taphenus Longfellow, and 
lived at Machias, and had : 

Nathan, b. Sept. 26, 1789; d. Nov. 20, 1870. 
Daniel, b. May 9, 1792; d. Nov. 11, 1857. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 25, 1794. 
William, b. Sept. 24, 1796. 
Mercy C, b. July 11, 1789. 
David, b. June 1, 1800. 
Stephen, b. May 10, 1802. 
Levi, b. Aug. 19, 1804. 
Lydla., b. May 1, 1806. 
Samuel, b. April 27, 1808. 
Deborah, b. Dec. 27, 1809. 
Charles, b. May 28, 1812. 
ii. Daniel, b. Nov. 14, 1768; d. Nov. 21, 1787, imm. 
iii. Jonathan, 6. Sept. 6. 1770; m.; d. Jan. 8, 1835. 
iv. Isaac, b. Sept. 18, 1772; m.; d. May 1. 1830. 
V. Enoch, b. June 15, 1775; w». ; d. Aug. 27, 1829. 
vi. Ratciiford, b. Oct. 9, 1777; d. Aug.' 18, 1793. 
vii. Peggy, b. Aug. 16, 1780; vi. Jonathan Longfellow, 
viii. Nathan, b. July 14, 1782; d. July 12, 1785. 

ix. Lydia, b. Aug. 6, 1784; m. Simpson. 

X. Sally, b. Juiy 2, 1786; d. April 28, 1789. 
xi. Betsy, b. Oct. 17, 1788; m. Eoswell Hitchcock, and was 
mother of the late Roswell D. Hitchcock, President of 
Union Seminary, N. Y. 

392. Jerusha, b. March 8, 1749; m. in Cornwallis, N. S., Dec. 4, 1766, 

Andrew Newcomb, //. in Lebanon, Conn., April 15, 1747, and 
with his father moved to Cornwallis, N. S., in 1760. They re- 
sided in Cornwallis until 1796, when they removed to New 
Brunswick, where he d. Jan. 12, 1828. They had : 

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66 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

i. Andrew, b. Dec. 22, 1768; m. April 8, 1789, Mary Lord; 

d. June 19, 1790. 
ii. Ruby, b. Feb. 15, 1770; m. Oct., 1787, Marvin Lord, 
iii. Timothy, b. Sept. 18, 1772; m. Margaret Smith, 
iv. Jerusha, b. Nov. 15, 1774; m. Ezra Bishop of Horton, 

N. S. 
V. John, 5. Dec. 31, 1776; m. Esther Bishop, 
vi. Samuel, b. May 10, 1779 ; m. Molly Fletcher, 
vii. Elijah, b. April 9, 1781 ; d. 1862, unm. 
viii. Ell\kim, b. March 16, 1783; m. Sally Caulkins. 
ix. Daniel Webster, b. Jan. 29, 1785; m. Nancy Fletcher. 
393. Ruby, b. Dec. 14, 1750; d. June 5, 1759. 

391. Samuel, 5. Nov. 1, 1752; m. June 9, 1799, Naomi Gardner; they 
resided in Nantucket, Mass., and he was a man of considcraljle 
wealth. There were no children. 

395. fAMASA, b. Feb. 11, 1755; m. Roxana Cone. 

396. fADDi, b. Oct. 18, 1767; m. Zeliuda Ingalls. 



41-135. Elisiia Bigelow of Colchester, Conu., son of Sergt. 
Isaac and Mary (Bond) Biglow, was born in Colchester, April 
14, 1731, and was three times married; first, May 25, 1751, 
Mary Kilborn, daughter of Jonathan Kilborn ; she died Jan. 1 1 , 
1765, in her 30th year. He married second, Oct. 2, 1765, 
Deborah Chapman of East Haddam ; she died Jan. 20, 1773, 
aged 42 years. He married third, Aug. 3, 1773, Thankful 
Beebe. Their children were born in Colchester : 

397. fELisHA, b. Jan. 17, 1752; m. Wealthy Gorton. 

398. Molly, b. Aug. 28, 1753; d. Oct. 15, 1756. 

399. fBoNi), b. May 18, 1755; m. Sarah Purple. 

400. Mary, b. May 19, 1757. 

401. fNoAH, b. Feb. 7, 1759; m. Sarah Soule. 
40::!. tJoEL, b. Jan. 9, 1761 ; m. Lucretia Lathrop. 

403. Lydia, b. Dec. 12, 1762; m. April 21, 1784, Stephen Rossiter and 

had the folloAving family : 

i. Almira, b. April 18, 1785. 
ii. Orrll, b. Dec. 23, 1786; 
iii. Stephen, b. Aug. 6, 1788. 
iv. Marllla, b. Oct. 10, 1790. 
V. Lydia, b. Feb. 7, 1792. 

404. Deborah, b. Oct. 13, 1766. 

405. Hannah, b. Feb. 10, 1768. 

406. Aaron, b. June 19, 1769. 

407. tIsAAC, b. Jan. 23, 1771 ; m. Tabitha Chapman. 

408. Robert, b. Jan. 19, 1773; d. Jan. 24, 1773. 

409. Samuel, b. May 19, 1774; d. March 28, 1775. 

410. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1775; d. Feb. 22, 1778. 

411. Thankful, b. April 7, 1777. 

412. Lucy, b. Aug. 30, 1779. 
4124. Olynda, b. July 31, 1781. 

413. Sophia, b. Aug. 1, 1783; m. probably, 1802, Abraham Windsor. 

414. Cynthia, b. Aug. 1, 1783. 
414i. Betty, b. May 9, 1786. 



GENEALOGY. 67 

43-13G. Joshua Bigelow of "Worcester, Mass., son of Joshua 
and Hannah (Fiske) BigelOw, was born in Watertowu, Feb. 5, 
1702, and married, Jan. 23, 1725, Lydia Hastings of Weston. 
They lived for many years in Weston, and about 1745 they 
moved to Worcester where he bought 75 acres of land of Samuel 
Andrews, the father-in-law of Col. Timothy Bigelow. 1749 he 
bought another tract of land adjoining him, which together made 
a farm of three hundred acres. On Jan. 30, 1750, Mr. Bigelow 
met with a grievous misfortune, his house being destroyed by 
fire and his son Uavid and daughter Lydia being burned to death. 
He lived for many years in Worcester and became a leading 
man, was representative to the General Court 1768 to 1774, was 
one of the Selectmen 1747, 1767 to 1773, 1775, 1778, but in 
later years he lived a retired life, and his son was appointed his 
guardian, Sept., 1788 ; he died 1792. His will, dated Oct. 23, 
1787, mentions sons William, Thaddeus and Asa, daughters Anna 
and Esther Moore, and grandson William Moore. His son Asa 
was appointed executor of his will. After his death a large 
part of the home place became the property of his son Thaddeus, 
who in a few years sold the place and removed to Rutland, 
Mass. Their family with the exception of the youngest were 
born in Weston and were : 

415. t William, b. April 10, 1727 ; m. Margaret Gates ; removed to Athol. 

41H. tTiiADDEUs, h. Sept. 26, 1728; m. llebecca Warren. 

417. .Terusha, b. Jime 22, 1730. 

418. David, b. March 6, 1732; d. Jan. 30, 17r)0; burned in the house. 

419. Lydia, b. March 13, 1734; d. Jan. 30, 1750; burned in the house. 

420. Esther, b. Feb. 23, 1736; m. John Moore, Sept. II, 1760. 

4i,'l. fAsA, b. Sept. 13, 1738 ; m. Rebecca Richardson ; lived iuBrookfield. 

422. Anna, b. March 25, 1740; m. Jan. 3, 1771, Nathan Hager. 

423. Hannah, b. July 2, 1748; m. May 13, 1770, Joel Wesson. 

43-138. Nathaniel Bigelow of Weston and Framingham, 
Mass., the second son of Joshua and Hannah (Fiske) Bigelow, 
was born in Watertowu, June 17, 1707, and married in Newton, 
Nov. 22, 1733, Hannah Robinson, daughter of William and 
Elizabeth Robinson, and sister to Thankful Robinson (who mar- 
ried Joseph Biglow of Weston as his second wife) ; she was born 
in Newton, Sept. 11, 1709, and died in Framingham, Feb. 23, 
1773. They lived in Weston for many years and then moved to 
Framingham previous to 1766 and bought the farm known as 
the John Whitney place, consisting of 76 acres. April 1, 1783, 



68 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

he leased the farm to Levi Metcalf, his son-in-law, for the sum 
of £500 silver money, for the term of 907 years, said Metcalf to 
pay him or his heirs annually on the 25th of March one barley 
corn. He and his wife Hannah were admitted to the church by 
letter from Weston in 1767, and was elected Tithingman 1769, 
and Overseer of the Poor in 1770. He married for a second 
wife, Mary, widow of Nath. Stacy. We have no account of the 
death of either Nathaniel or his last wife. Children : 

424. Hannah, h. Nov. 10, 1734. 

425. Elizabeth, h. May 17. 1736; m. June 1, 1758, Josiah Parkhiirst of 

Weston, and they lived in Franiingliam, where they had a large 
family, and she d. Jan. 22, 1816. 

426. MiniAM, h. March 21, 1738; m. Feb. 10, 1757, Nathan Woolsou, 

and was the mother of triplets, b. Nov. 11, 1757. 

427. Lois, b. Oct. 8, 1741 ; d. young. 

428. Lois, b. June 26, 1746; m. Levi Metcalf, and lived in Framingham. 

[For family see Appendix] . 

429. tNATHANEEL, b. Nov. 15, 1750; m. Susannah Jennings. 

4a-141. John Bigelow of Westford, the third son of Joshua 
and Hannah (Fiske) Bigelow, was boru in Weston, Mass., June 
24, 1715, and married in Sudbury, Grace Allen, Nov. 29, 1739. 
He appears to have been of a roving disposition, as we find 
that he lived a few years in Weston where his first five children 
were recorded ; tradition says he then lived in Stow a few years 
where he had one child born and perhaps others, but the records 
in Stow are silent. In 1752 he appears in Acton where he had 
four children recorded as born in that town between the years 
1752 and 1760. In 1762 we find in Westford Records that 
John Bigelo and wife Grace Bigelo and children Lucy, Beulah, 
Sarah, Silas, Simeon, Molly, Grace and Eunice were warned out 
of town, and that they came last from Acton. He appears to 
have been a member of Capt. Samuel Davis's company, 1757. 
It is probable that he did not leave Westford upon warning. 
We find he and his son Silas moved from Westford to New 
Ipswich, N. H., in 1787, and tradition says that he died in 
New Ipswich. Their children were (so far as we can learn) as 
follows : 

430. Lucy, b. May 27, 1740; m. 1766, Joseph Button, Jr., of Westford, 

and had a family of six children. 

431. Beulah, h. Sept. 20, 1741; m. Jonas Hall of Ashby, Mass. 

432. tJt)HN, h. Nov. 8, 1743; m. Molly Melvin; lived in Con-1 

way. [-Twins. 

433. fNATHAN, b. Nov. 8, 1743; m. Elizabeth Oalies. J 



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434. Sauaii, h. Feb. 12, 1745; m. 17GG, Tliomas Button of Westford. 

They moved in Jan., 1771, to Ashburnham, Mass., they having 
a dauuhter Sarah ; in August of tliat year they were ordered to 
depart from town, and tradition says they moved to Jatt'rey, 
N. H. 

435. tSiLAS, b. in Stow. Marcli 17, 1750; m. Rachel Pitts. 
430. tSiMEON, b. in Acton, April 12, 1752; m. Sarali Foster. 
4:57. Molly, b, April 0, 1754. 

438. GuACE, h. April 22, 1757 ; m. Feb. 24, 1785, Stephen Hall of Ashby. 

439. Eunice, b. Sept. 14, 17G0. 

44-144. Jonathan Bigelow of Lancaster and Harvard, 
Mass., the oldest sou of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Bemis) Bige- 
low, was born in Watertowu, Jan. 11, 1707, and married in 
Weston, June 14, 1730, Mary Snow of Lancaster, and lived in 
that town for a number of years, where they had several children 
born, and where they were living in 1746. We find July 13, 
1751, that Jonathan and wife Mary sold a tract of land to John 
Farwell of Harvard, and that they were then residents of Har- 
vard. Children : 

440. Mary, b. July 16, 1731. 

441. MiNDWELL, b. April 30, 1735; m. 1750, John Priest of Groton. 

442. Miriam, b. Oct. 10, 1737; d. young. 

443. Jonathan, b. May 3, 1739. 

444. IAaron, b. April 29, 1741 ; probably m. Lucy . 

445. Miriam, b. July 3, 1743 ; probably the " Merriam " Bigelow who ni. 

Samuel Pierce in Groton, Mass., Feb. 17, 17(i2. 

446. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1746. 

44-145. Benjamin Bigelow of Weston, Mass., and Fitz- 
william, N. H., the second son of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Bemis) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Dec. 3, 1709, and 
married, April 11, 1734, Mindwell Coolidge ; she died Feb. 1, 
1735, and he married second, in Weston, Oct. 16, 1735, Love 
Wood. They lived in Weston until about 1743, when the record 
ceases to mention them, but in 1754 we find he appears in Lunen- 
burg where his wife died June 18, 1754, and he married third, 
in Lunenburg, Elizabeth Colman, Oct. 31, 1754, and the year 
following the record ceases to mention them in Lunenburg. 
Tradition says that they moved to Fitzwilliara, N. H. (then 
known as Monadnock No. 4), in the spring of 1762, and that 
they were the first settlers of that town, and tradition also says 
that his daughter Beulah was the first child born in that town, 
and that she was born under a cart body, he not having got the 
new house ready for occupancy. He is said to have been one 
of the original members of the church in Fitzwilliam, which 



70 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

was organized March 27, 1771, and a tradition says that he was 
chosen one of the first deacons of the church, but the church 
records do not show it. On May 3, 1771, he started to go to 
mill in Winchester, N. H., several miles distant, with a bag of 
rye on his shoulder, and was drowned while crossing the Ashue- 
lot river at Winchester. His widow joined the church in Fitz- 
william by letter from the church in Lunenburg, Sept. 22, 1771. 
She is said to have left town and returned to Massachusetts 
later, but if so, she did not take a dismissal from the church in 
Fitzwilliam. Of the family of Benjamin Bigelow we have but 
a meagre account — the following is the best we can find : 

447. Benjamin, ft. Jan. 25, 1735; d. Jan. 28, 1785. 

448. MiNDWELL, ft. July 10, 1736; d. Nov. 2, 1739. 

449. Benjamin, ft. Dec. 3, 1737; d. Oct. 30, 1739. 

450. Mahy, ft. May 31, 1739; d. Oct. 31, 1739. 

451. tSoLOMON, ft. Sept. 23, 1741; m. 

452. Sarah; bapt. 1743. 

453. tJOEL, ft. June 10, 1747; m. Abigail McCall. 

454. Hannah, ft. March 5, 1754. 

455. Benjamin, ft. Oct. 4, 1755; was in the Revolutionary Army, was 

taken prisoner at Bunker Hill, and is said to have d. in the 
service. 

456. Beulah, ft. May 23, 1762. After her father died she went to 

Acton, Mass., to live ; not liking the treatment that she received 
at the place where she was living, she went to Stow, Mass., 
where she m. March 9, 1784, Ezekiel Gates, son of Elisha Gates, 
ft. in Stow; she d. Dec. 26, 1832. They had : 

i. Cata, ft. Sept. 23, 1784; m. Dexter Bruce, 
ii. Benjamin, ft. March 12, 1786; d. March 19, 1822. 

iii. Ezekiel, ft. May 21, 1788; m. Sally . 

iv. Francis, ft. May 8, 1790; m. Mitte Tuttle.- 
V. Artemas, ft. May 4, 1792; m. Abby Law. 

vi. Luke, ft. Oct. 6, 1794; m. Conant; removed to 

Illinois, 
vii. Harriet, ft. Nov. 4, 1797; d. unm. 
viii. Cyrus, ft. April 6, 1800; d. Nov. 20, 1801. 

457. Aaron ; no further trace. 

458. Sampson; d. June 29, 1770. 

459. Ruth ; d. June 24, 1770. 

44-148. James Bigelow of Worcester and Charlton, Mass., 
the fifth child and third son of Jonathan and P^lizabeth (Bemis) 
Bigelow, was born in Weston, May 17, 1722. We find but little 
concerning his early life, but find that he lived in Worcester 
where he had one child recorded, and that his wife's name was 

Sarah . We place as one of his children James Bigelow 

of Templeton, Mass., although we are by no means certain that 
he belongs to this family. Family tradition says he was born 




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in Weston, Mass., and there appears to be some probability that 
he is son of the above James. Children : 

460. tJvMES, b. Jan. 16, 1742; in. Mary Sawyer; lived iu Templeton. 

461. tK^f0CH, b. Oct. 2, 1746; m. Bette demons; lived in Charlton. 

45-149. David Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., the eldest 
son of Lieut. John and Hannah Bigelow, was baptized in the 
Second Church at Hartford, Sept. 22, 1706, and when but a 
child went with his father to Colchester, and there married, 
Dec. 11, 1729, Kditha Day, daughter of John and Mary Day; 
she was born Sept. 10, 1705, and died Jan. 19, 1746. He mar- 
ried second, Jan. 21, 1747, Mrs. Mercy Lewis, widow of Rev. 
Judah Lewis, and daughter of Stephen and Lydia (Belding) 
Kellogg of Westfield ; she was born Oct. 30, 1709, and died 
Jan. 5, 1795. He died "June 2, 1799, in the 93d year of his 
age," as per inscription on the gravestone in cemetery at Marl- 
borough, Conn. He lived in that part of Colchester afterwards 
set off and incorporated as the town of Marlborough. Their 
children were : 

462. Hannah, b. Nov. 11, 1730; m. Barret Phelps of Hebron, Conn. 

463. fDAvro, '*. May 7, 1732; m. Patience Foote. 

464. IAmasa, b. Sept. 3, 1733 ; m. Jemima Strong. 

465. fEzRA, b. April 10, 1736; m. Hannah Strong. 

466. fl^ANiEL, b. May 25, 1738; m. Mary Brainerd. 

467. Eli, b. Aug. 25, 1739; d. Aug. 10, 1751. 

468. tAzARiAH,"/>. Dec. 26, 1741 ; "?>i. Margaret Foote. 

469. Editha, b. March 16, 1744; m. March 2, 1778, Gary of 

Haddam. 

470. Stephen, b. Oct. 27, 1747; d. Sept. 13, 1748. 

471. Stephen, b. June 5, 1749; d. Aug. 5, 1751. 

472. Moses, b. Oct. 4, 1750; d. Dec. 23, 1750. 

473. Mercy, b. Nov. 23, 1753. 

45-150. John Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., the second sou 
of Lieut. John and Hannah Bigelow, was born March 25, 1709, 
and married iu Colchester, Oct. 23, 1736, Anna Bate ; she died 
Sept. 2, 1737, leaving one son. He married second, Feb. 2, 
1738, Sarah Bate. They lived in Colchester, where he died 
Jan. 17, 1789, at the age of 80. His will, dated June 22, 1787, 
mentions wife Sarah, son John, daughters Sarah Bigelow, Anne 
Bigelow, Lydia Hungerford, grandson Ephraim Bate Bigelow, 
granddaughters Mary and Elis (Alice) Bigelow and daughter 
Mary. Administration on the estate of Sarah, widow of John, 
was granted, April 12, 1796, to Capt. Zechariah Hungerford, 
and the estate was divided between Lydia, wife of said Hunger- 



72 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ford, Mercy (or Mary), wife of Joseph Loveland, Anne and 
Sarah Bigelow and the heirs of Ephraim Bigelow, deceased. 
Sarah, the widow of John, died in Colchester, Feb., 1796. 
Their children were : 

474. fJoHN, b. Sept. 2, 1737; m. Hannah Douglass. 

47.5. Anna, b. Nov. 13, 1738 ; mentioned in settlement of ^ 

estate, 1796. I Twins. 

476. AiMEE, b. Nov. 13, 1738 ; no further mention. J 

477. tEpiiKAiM, b. Aug. 21, 1740; m. Feb. 23, 17G9, Mary Waters. 

478. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1743; in. Jan. 10, 1764, Capt. Zecliariah Hun- 

gerford of Haddam. 

479. Ha'nnah, b. Oct. 31, 1747; m. Sept. 22, 1778, Elijah Staples, and 

liad : 

Hannah, b. Dec. 27, 1778. 

480. Mercy, b. Dec. 10, 1749; m. Nov. 12, 1772, Joseph Loveland. 

481. Sarah, b. Oct. 10, 17.51 ; mentioned in settlement of estate, 1796. 

45-153. Asa Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., the youngest 
son of Lieut. John and Sarah (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in 
Colchester, Sept. y, 1720. ''While fitting for College he became 
acquainted with Dorothy Otis, which caused such a violent head- 
ache that he was obliged to give up going to College, and was 
married Dec. 13, 1737, he being 17 and she being 16 years of 
age, and they went to live with his father." He died Oct. 9, 
1754, at the age of 34. Two of his children having died a few 
days previous and his mother just four days after. His widow 
Dorothy married for her second husband, Oct. 12, 1762, Isaac 
Day and had three sons, Charles, Daniel and John. Mr. Day 
died in 1765 and she married third a Mr. Langrell, whom she 
outlived and died Oct. 20, 1794. Children : 

482. Asa, b. Oct. 31, 1738; d. Sept. 18, 1754. ' 

483. t Jonathan, b. Aug. 10, 1740 ; m. Elizabeth Otis. 

484. Dorothy, b. Sept. 2, 1742; m. March 16. 1761, Jonatlian Robbins; 

d. Dec. 26, 1761. 

485. Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1744; m. Nov. 19, 1761, Elias Ransom. 

They had: Elias, b. Aug. 18, 1762; Lydia, b. Dec. 3, 1763; 
Jonathan, b. Sept. 13, 1767; born in Colchester. They moved 
to Great Barrington, Mass., wliere they had other children, and 
Mr. Ransom d. She m. second, a Mr. Hopkins by whom she 
liad several children, making fifteen in all. After Mr. Hopkins's 
deatli slie acted in tlie capacity of midwife for many years and 
attended the Ijirtli of more than 150 children. Slie generally 
travelled on horseback, and many times had to ford tlie Housa- 
tonic river. Late in life she went to Buflalo, N. Y., to spend 
her last days with her children. 

486. tOTis, b. Jan. 24, 1747 ; m. Lydia Loomis. 

487. Betty, b. Feb. 8, 1749; d. Jan. 28, 1752. 

488. Delight, b. Feb. 25, 1751 ; d. Sept. 28, 1754. 



GENEALOGY. 73 

489. Betty, h. March 21, 1753; in. Capt. Simon Abcll, and lived in 

Goshen, Conn., and had seven children: 
Simon ; ?)t. and moved to New York. 
Riciiakd; d. of a cancer, ttnm. 
Bktsey ; m. John Giles. 
Otis ; to. Lucy Starlv ; lived in New York. 
Clarissa; m. Ralph Daniels; lived in New York. 
Hakuiktt ; 7)1. .Tnlins 'Pliomas. 
IIauvby; m. Miss Whipple; lived in New York. 

490. fAsA (posthumous son), h. May 12, 1755; to. Lydia Newton; lived 

in Colchester. 

50-154. Joseph Bigelow of Weston, Mass., son of Joseph 
Bigelow of Weston. Concerning this family we have no record 
of the birth of Joseph, Jr., or where his native place was, but 
from the records we find that he married in Weston, May 6, 
1747, Lydia Warren; she died April 5, 1751 ; from the records 
at Sherborn we find that he married a second time, April 
2, 1752, Mercy Pratt of Newton, their intention of marriage 
having been published in Weston, Oct. 25, 1751, she died 
Feb. 3, 1754; he married third, Olive Pratt, their intention of 
marriage being entered Feb. 14, 1756. 

We find by the Records of Deeds at Cambridge that Joseph, 
Jr., bought land of his father, Joseph Bigelow, that was located 
in Weston, June 6, 1753, and sold the same to Jona. Stimpson 
June 7, 1756. He sold a saddler's shop in Watertown to Moses 
Bigelow, June 17, 1754, and again, Sept. 2, 1756, he sold a 
tract of land to Oliver Pratt of Newton ; again, May 30, 1755, 
he bought of his father one-half of the home farm with one-half 
of the buildings, and we find no further mention of him. His 
father's will, dated April 15, 1758, speaks of son Joseph late of 
Weston, and thus we infer that he had either died or left town. 
His children were born in Weston : 

491. Sauau, b. Oct. 16, 1747; d. Oct. 10, 1748. 

492. Roger, b. Oct. 31, 1748; d. April 22, 1751. 

493. Sakah, b. Feb. 11, 1750 ; she was living in 1758, as her grandfather 

left her property which was his before he married his last wife, 
Thankful. 

494. tRoGER, b. Nov. 17, 1752; to. Mary Child; lived in Winchendon. 

495. IElias, b. Jan. 24, 1754 ; m. Abigail Myrick ; lived in Sterling. 

50-155. Uriah Bigelow of Bolton, Mass. We suppose him 
to be the son of Joseph Bigelow, although there is but little to 
prove his relation. The first mention we find of him is the 
intention of marriage at Weston between Uriah Bigelow of 

Weston and Abigail Pierce of Stow, which was entered Nov. 

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74 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

27, 1748, and later we find them living in Bolton, where there is 
one child recorded ; and from the Registry of Deeds we learn 
that they sold to their Uncle Eben'r Sampson of Concord their 
interest in the thirds of their grandmother Sarah Sampson of 
Concord and wife of Ebenezer Sampson of Concord, Nov. 18, 
1749. He died in Stow, Oct. 3, 1760. Under date of Oct. 4, 
1763, we find on Harvard Records that Joseph Kneeland of 
Harvard and Abigail Biglow of Stow were married in Harvard, 
and by the records at Winchendon we find under date of Jan. 4, 
1765, the following: 

" To Richard Day Constable. 

"You are in his Majesty's name required forthwith to notify 
and warn Joseph Kneeland and Abigail his wife, Joseph Knee- 
land jr. his son, and Sarah Pierce Bigelow and Elizabeth Bige- 
lovv her daughters who came last from Harvard & Hannah their 
daughter who was bound at Fitchburg, all to depart and leave 
the town forthwith, or suffer the penalties of the law in such 
cases made and provided." 

The children of Uriah and Abigail, as far as we can learn, 

were as follows : 

496. Abigail, b. iu Bolton, Jan. 30, 1750. 

497. fKoGER, b. in Sudbury ; m. Elizabeth Russell. 

498. Sarah Pierce. 

499. Elizabeth, b. in Stow, Oct. 19, 1759. 

51-157. Daniel Bigelow of "Worcester, Mass., the eldest 
son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, Jan. 4, 1729, and married, Nov. 21, 1751, Mary 
Bond; she died and he married second. May 22-, 1771, Mary 
Ballard of Lancaster. He probably died about 1776, as an 
inventory of his estate was taken Oct. 10, 1776, which amounted 
to £755. His widow married, April 28, 1786, Hon. Samuel 
Baker, of Berlin, Mass. The children of Daniel were born in 
Worcester : 

500. IDaniel, 5. April 27, 1752; m. Anna Johnson. 

501. Mary, b. April 17, 1755 ; m. June 7, 1778, Elisha Clark of Worcester. 

502. Hannah, b. March 4, 1760 ; hi. Whitney. 

503. Elijah, b. June 30, 1763. 

504. Sophia, b. Dec. 12, 1773. 

505. fAuGUSTUs, b. Jan. 28, 1776 ; m. Betsy Spafford of Berlin. 

51-158. David Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., the second 
son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, Sept. 19, 1730, and married. May 21, 1752, Sarah 



GENEALOGY. 75 

Eaton, who died Oct. 22, 1761. He married second, March 8, 
1764, Deborah Heywood, who died his widow, May 23, 1822. 
Tliey lived in the northeast part of the town on the old road to 
Boylston. He was a carpenter by trade, and when a young man 
he fell from the roof of a barn on which he was at work and broke 
his ankle in a shocking manner, the bone protruding through the 
flesh into the ground, and so serious was the injury, a Dr. 
Marsh (who was an eminent surgeon living in Connecticut) was 
hastily summoned, and performed a skilful surgical operation, 
and with good care he recovered, though a cripple the remainder 
of his life. He was a very decided and influential whig through- 
out the Revolution, and though disabled for military service, he 
performed much laborious and important work in a civil capacity. 
During that eventful period he was a very prominent member of 
the Committee of Safety of the town of Worcester, which was a 
centre of the royal influences of the county in the persons of the 
office holders, and, as is well known, the Committee of Safety 
were vested with and exercised many of the powers of govern- 
ment respecting personal liberty and conduct, and at times their 
labors and duties became highly critical, laborious and responsi- 
ble. He was elected one of the Selectmen in 1776, 1777, 1779, 
1780, 1783, 1784, and representative to the General Court 
in 1777, and also a member of the Convention to ratify the 
Constitution of the United States, and while there he voted with 
the large minority on the final question of acceptance. Although 
his vote did not satisfy all his friends at that time, they in after 
life (when they learned that his main reason for so doing was 
because of the provision giving the owner of slaves three votes 
for every five slaves owned by him), came to honor him for so 
doing. He was deacon of the First Unitarian Church from the 
settlement of Dr. Bancroft, until his death. May 10, 1810. 
Though always in straitened circumstances he brought up a 
large family of children under the influences of his own example 
of great purity of speech, manners and life, and it can be truly 
said that he lived the life of a patriot and a christian. Their 
children were : 

50G. tl^AviD, h. April 4, 1753 ; m. Hannah Wellington. 

507. Sarah, b. Aug. 15, 1755; w. June 22, 1775, .Joshua Harrington; 

res. Worcester. 

508. Elizabetu, h. March 7, 1759; m. Nov. 20, 1777, John Hair. 

509. Lydul, h. Oct. 15, 1761 ; d. young. 



76 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

510. Lydia, b. Oct. 28, 1764; m. Oct. 7, 1784, Zacliariah Childs, sou of 

David and Mehitable (Richardson) Cliilds, h. Nov. 19, 1763. He 
was in the service during the Revolutionary War. They resided 
In Boylston and had : 

i. Marcus, h. Oct. 19, 1792; m. Lydia Chadwick, and 
moved to Stanstead, Canada, and engaged in business 
for his Uncle, Levi Bigelow, and afterwards became a 
prominent merchant and a meml)er of the Canadian 
Parliament, 
ii. David Lee, h. July 8, 1794; m. Oct. 28, 1828, Lydia 
Maria Francis, the well l^nown writer, h. in Medford, 
Feb. 11, 1802; d. at Waylaud, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880. 
He was a prominent lawyer and journalist in Boston, 
and witli liis wife thej' were active workers in the 
Anti-Slavery Cause, 
iii. Levi Bigelow, h. June 20, 1796. 
iv. Lydia, b. June 2, 1798; d. young. 
V. John, b. Aug. 30, 1802 ; was twice m. 
vi. Walter, b. 1803 ; d. in Watertown, Mass. 

vii. Annis, b. 1805; m. Howe. 

viii. Lydia, b. 1807; d. unm. 

ix. Susan, b. 1809; m. Andrews; res. Derby, Vt. 

X. Maria, b. 1811; m. Haskins; res. West Boylston. 

511. Lucretia, b. March 26, 1767; m. Nov. 18, 1790, William Goulding. 

512. Dorothy, b. Sept. 13, 1769 ; m. March 22, 1792, Joseph Chadwick. 

513. fSiLAS, b. Dec. 5, 1770; m. Arathusa Moors. 

514. jLevi, b. May 30, 1773; m. Nancy Goodlme. 

515. tWALTER, b. Nov. 18, 1775; m. Judith Trowbridge. 

516. fTvLER, b. Aug. 13, 1778; m. Clarissa Bigelow. 

51-161. Col. Timothy Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., the 
fifth child and son of Daniel and Elizabetli (Whitney) Bigelow 
of Worcester, was born in that town Aug. 2, 1739, and married, 
July 1, 1762, Anna Andrews, daughter of Samuel and Anna 
(Rankin) Andrews ; she was born in Worcester, April 11, 1747, 
and at the time of her marriage was an orphan and heiress to a 
considerable fortune. Her mother was the youngest daughter 
of James and Rachel Rankin, who emigrated from Ireland with 
the Scotch Presbyterians of 1718, and her father established a 
tannery near Lincoln Square, and built the old Bigelow Mansion 
opposite the Court House. Col. Timothy Bigelow early com- 
menced life by being apprenticed to the blacksmith trade, and 
afterwards carried on the business, and soon ranked as one of 
the most energetic and prosperous of the young men in Worces- 
ter. Endowed by nature with keen observation and a desire to 
possess the advantages of education, he worked ardently to sup- 
ply the want, and soon became acquainted with some of the best 
English works, and early gained the art of writing and speaking 
with directness and accuracy. These acquirements were des- 
tined to be soon called into full exercise by the rapid approach 



GENEALOGY. 77 

of the clouds of revolution, which were spreading themselves 
over the colonies, and by his ability to debate, he was early 
placed in a prominent position among the whigs of the town. 
At this time the best educated and most influential of the citizens 
were adherents of the king, and decided tories. And it will be 
seen that it required far more than ordinary courage for men to 
openly espouse the cause of the colonists, but he was not to be 
deterred. Early in March, 1773, we find him a member of the 
iQcal Committee of Correspondence, and in December following, 
he organized the "Political Society," and meetings of these 
bodies were often held in his dwelling, and it was in these 
bodies that measures were concocted in secret which broke the 
control of the tories in the town. At the meeting of the citizens 
in 1774, the adoption of the bold (and then treasonable) resolu- 
tions was due to the vigorous and able support of Mr. Bigelow, 
and from that day the " Sons of Liberty" were victorious in a 
town where toryism had its strongest hold. As a member of 
the " Whig Club " in Boston, he became an associate of Warren, 
Otis and other prominent men of those times. He was a dele- 
gate to the Provincial Congress during the first and second ses- 
sions, and upon the organization of the Minute Men in Worces- 
ter, he was chosen their commander by a unanimous vote, and by 
his unceasing instruction, his company became one of the best 
drilled companies in the service, and at the first review at Cam- 
bridge Gen. Washington is said to have used the expression, 
"This is discipline, indeed." On the memorable 19th of April 
he marched with his company to the scene of action, arriving in 
Cambridge the day following, he immediately reported for ser- 
vice, and soon after received from Congress a commission as 
Major. In the September following he volunteered in the 
famous expedition to Quebec, under Benedict Arnold, going by 
way of the Kennebec river through the wilderness. It was on 
this expedition that Major Bigelow was ordered by Gen. Arnold 
to ascend a mountain near the head waters of the Kennebec, in 
order to make observations, and with a few men in attendance, 
they are said to have been the first white men to ascend the 
mountain, which has since been known as Mt. Bigelow. He 
participated in the hardships of that ill fated expedition, and on 
the night of Dec. 31st, in the assault on the city, he was taken 
prisoner with many others. 



78 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

The following is a copy of a letter to his wife written while on 
the march : 

"October 25th, 1775. 

" Ou that part of the Keunybeck called the Dead River, 95 
miles above Norridgewock. 

"Dear Wife. I am at this time well, but in a dangerous situa- 
tion, as is the whole detachment of the Continental Army with 
me. We are in a wilderness nearly one hundred miles from any 
inhabitants, either French or English, and but about five days 
provisions ou an average for the whole. We are this day sending 
back the most feeble and some that are sick. If the French are 
our enemies it will go hard with us, for we have no retreat left. 
In that case there will be no other alternative between the sword 
and famine. May God in his infinite mercy protect you, my 
more than ever dear wife, and my dear children. 

"Adieu, and ever believe me to be your most affectionate 
husband. 

"TiMO. Bigelow." 

They were kept prisoners until the following August, when 
they were taken to New York, where an exchange was eft"ected 
and he returned to his home, but soon re-entered the service 
with the rank of Lieut. -Col. On Feb. 8, 1777, he was commis- 
sioned Col. of the 15th Regt. of the Mass. line in the Continen- 
tal Army. He, with his regiment, was with Gen. Gates at the 
surrender of Burgoyne, at Saratoga, and afterwards in the Rliode 
Island Expedition, at Verplanck's Point, Peekskill, Valley Forge, 
and West Point ; he remained in the field until the close of the 
war, and his reputation for intrepidity and discipline was main- 
tained throughout ; after the army was disbanded he was 
stationed for a time at West Point, later was assigned to the 
command of the national arsenal at Springfield, and later he left 
the service to return to his family ; leaving with the reputation 
of a meritorious officer and a much depleted purse, owing to 
irregular payments and the depreciated currency of that time, 
witli his health impaired by the hardships and exposures of 
eight years' active service in behalf of his country. He returned 
to find his property seriously diminished by the many sacrifices 
of his martial service. With a resolute spirit he set to work to 
repair his shattered fortune, and resumed, his old occupation of 
a blacksmith, but times had changed, as also he himself, hard 
money had ceased to circulate, and a depreciated currency was 



GENEALOGY. 79 

in its place ; credit existed only in name, and eight years of 
exciting service in field and camp, together with the long disuse 
of his old avocation, had produced an inaptitude for business, 
a condition of which, parties, who should have been sincere 
friends, but in their desire to gain in their worldly possessions, 
were not slow in taking advantage of for their own benefit and 
to his injury. 

With others he obtained a grant of land in Vermont consist- 
ing of a township of 23,040 acres, Oct. 21, 1780, upon which 
was founded the town of Montpelier, but he never went to live 
upon the grant. In 1787 his son Andrew fell a victim to quick 
consumption which affliction, together with his business reverses, 
tended to depress his energy and cast a gloom over his mind. 
Through the machinations of false friends, who owed much to 
his patriotism of former days, he found himself tangled in debt, 
unable to extricate himself, or satisfy their shylock demands, and 
to their shame and disgrace he was thrown into jail, where, over- 
whelmed by his adverse circumstances, he died March 31, 1790. 
His widow died at Groton, Mass., July 9, 1809. 

He was of fine personal appearance, over six feet in height, 

his bearing erect and martial. He possessed a vigorous intellect, 

ardent temperament, and a warm and generous heart. His 

children were born in Worcester, and were : 

\517. Nancy, h. Jan. 2, 1765 ; m. Jan. 7, 1784, Hon. Abraham Lincoln of 
~f Worcester; he d. .Inly 2, 1824; was Selectman, 1801) to 1821; 

representative to the General Court, 1809 to 1823 ; and member 

of the Conncil, 1823, 1824. 

518. tToioTHY, h. April 30, 1767; m. Lucy Prescott. 

519. Andkew, b. March 30, 1769; d. Nov., 1787. 

520. RuFus, h. July 7, 1772; d. in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 21, 1813, unm. 

He was a prominent merchant in that city. 

521. Lucy, h. May 13, 1774; m. June 19, 1805, Capt. Luther Lawrence 

of Gsoton; he was h. Sept. 28, 1778, and d. April 17, 1839. 
They had : 

i. Anna Maria, b. March 25, 1806; m. Dec. 1, 1829, Nor- 
man Seaver of Boston, 
ii. Emily, b. .June 24, 1807 ; d. 1808. 

iii. Elizabeth Andrews, b. June 29, 1809; d. Aug. 19, 1830. 
iv. Kathekine, b. April 26, 1811; m. Charles T. Appleton; 

d. April 18, 1846. 
V. RuFUS BiGELOW, b. .July 13, 1814; graduated at Harvard 
University 1834; d. Jan. 13, 1841, at Peu in the south 
of France. 

522. Clarissa, 5. Dec. 29, 1781 ; m. Tyler Bigelow. 

52-163. Ebenezer Bigelow of Lancaster, Mass., eldest son 
of Ebenezer and Hannah (Browne) Bigelow, was born in 



80 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Weston, Jan. 23, 1721, and married in Lancaster, Oct. or Nov., 
1746, Anna Harris of Lancaster, who died Aug. 25, 1748, aged 
29 years, 2 months, 27 days. He married second, Dec, 1748, 
Hepsibeh Duforc of Lancaster. He was a soldier in the French 
and Indian War, and died on an expedition to Canada between 
the year 1755 and the latter part of 1757. An inventory of his 
estate was taken Dec. 6, 1758, which amounted to £72-6-7, and 
his widow was appointed to administer to his estate. In her 
account, rendered June 24, 1766, she mentions one child that 
was living. The following we find on the Lancaster Records ; 
perhaps there were others not recorded : 

523. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 4, 1747; " died the 13th of the year 1748." 

524. Luce, b. Sept. 18. 174;»; d. next day. 

525. Abel (probably the child spoken of in the mother's account, June 

24, 176G) ; m. in Stow, March 15, 1779, Sarah Brown, and (Z. 1780. 
His will, dated May 13, 1780, and proved June 5, 1780, mentions 
l>rother David Dnfore at Swanzey and wife Sarah, and appointed 
Capt. Solomon Jewett executor. An inventory of his estate 
amounted to £5,026-19-2. 

52-166. Moses Bigelow of Watertown, Mass., the fourth 
child and the third son of Ebenezer and Hannah (Browne) Bige- 
low, was baptized May 3, 1730, and married, June 15, 1756, 
Mary Hammond, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Garfield) 
Hammond of Newton ; she was born April 1, 1739. They lived 
at one time in Watertown. Joseph Bigelow, Jr., sold a sad- 
dler's shop in Watertown to Moses Bigelow, June 17, 1754, and 
afterwards, April 12, 1756, Moses Bigelow sold the same to 
Thomas Pottin, saddler. We find the baptisms of four of his 
children, but further record is lost and we are not able to deter- 
mine what became of the family : 

526. Mary; bapt. May 14, 1758; probably m. July 12, 1779, Benjamin 

Mills of Newton, and lived in Needham; shed, in 'Newton, Jan. 

25, 1827. 

527. Samuel; bajH. Aug. 30, 1761. 

528. fMosES; bapt. Aug. 5, 1764. (See Appendix). 

529. Eunice; bapt. May 22, 1768; pi'obably m. Jan. 17, 1796, James 

Shcpard of Newton. (?) 

52-167. HoPESTiLL Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Browne) Bigelow, was baptized June 6, 1731. He early be- 
came a Baptist preacher and was in the town of Tyringham, 
Mass., some years previous to 1759, and in that year moved to 
Skeensborough, N. Y., where he became pastor of a church. 



GENEALOGY. 81 

As regards his marriage we have somewhat conflicting accounts, 
from one account we are informed that he married Esther Bene- 
dict of Danbury, Conn., and from another we learn tliat he 
married a Miss Umpsted (Ohnsted) , but as we are unable to find 
out the correct statement from the public records, we would add 
at this time a copy of a letter written by Hopestill Bigelow 
(a grandson of the Hopestill in question) to his son Artemas 
in the year 1833, which not only gives an account of the family, 
but a very interesting account of the hardships and sufferings 
that they endured in the cause of independence : 

''Mr Son. 

"That you may not be ignorant of the patriotism and character 
of your forefathers and the value I place thereou, I send you 
the following information : At the brealving out of the revolu- 
tionary war, your two great-grandfathers, Hopestill Bigelow and 
Aaron Fuller, lived in Whitehall, N. Y., then called Skeenes- 
borough. Of my remote ancestors I have no definite knowledge. 
My great-grandfather had ten sons and two daughters, of whom 
I only know the names of Ebenezer, Joshua, Samuel, Hopestill 
and Benorah, and also Silauce. Hopestill had three sons, 
Samuel, Ebenezer and Thomas, and three daughters, Hannah, 
Nabby and Esther. Samuel had six sons, Hopestill, Niram, 
John Whitlock, Samuel Liscom, James and Asa Barney, and 
four daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Tyla, and Roxina. All that I 
know of my grandmother Bigelow is that she was an Umpsted. 
Of my mother's pedigree I know nothing beyond her own family. 
My grandfather, Hopestill Bigelow, was a Baptist preacher and 
lived in No. One, now Tyringham, Mass. In 1759 he removed 
to Skenesborough at the head of Lake Champlain, N. Y., now 
known as Whitehall. It was called by its former name from a 
wealthy Englishman who moved from Canada and settled there. 
At this place grandfather became the pastor of a church. 
Adjoining him lived Aaron Fuller, a Justice of the Peace, a very 
noted man in public business in that region. At the beginning 
of the revolutionary war he was appointed Quartermaster and 
public Storekeeper. At the 'Falls' (so called by the falling of 
Wood and White creeks about twenty feet into the Lake) was 
Major Skeens' borough or plantation, which he left in charge of 
a son and a daughter and went to Canada to join the English. 
Soon after the son and daughter also went to Canada, leaving 
the farm, stock and everything, even the body of their own 
mother in the cellar of the house enclosed in a leaden Coffin 
which the Major had kept unburied for several years for the 
sake of an income. The property thus being left without pro- 
tection and belonging to an enemy, grandfather Fuller was 
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82 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ordered to confiscate it for the use of the army. When Skeene 
heard of it he offered 1000 crowns for Esq Fuller's scalp. The 
liberal bounty made it very dangerous for him to attend to busi- 
ness, as the tories and Indians were numerous and on the look- 
out for him. He was therefore obliged to ride in the night, and 
in the daytime hide in a cave in the edge of a dense swamp. 
Well do I remember when I was a small boy of my mother lead- 
ing me and two older sisters to the cave, and telling us the 
story till the hair of my head would seem to stand erect and 
every rustle of a leaf would appear to be the step of an indian 
or a tory. I have suffered more thereby, and fireside war tales, 
than years afterward by the roar of cannon, the rattle of small 
arms, the beat of the muflled drum, the groans of the wounded, 
the sting of the bullet, and the flow of blood in the war of 1812. 
But to return. Not caring to leave the cave by day his food 
was stealthily carried to him, but at night he would put on his 
wife's long scarlet cloak and her bonnet (well do I remember 
the cloak) and mount his horse. If likely to meet any one he 
would fling his legs both to one side, pass on as quickly as possi- 
ble, then with a leg a side put spurs to and haste away to buy 
supplies for the army. 

' ' He had a son about the age of my father, then fourteen and 
a daughter about twelve, whom my father afterwards married, 
and whom I shall now call mother. The boys had both entered 
the army, my mother was left at home to take charge of her 
father's affairs. She was now the only dependence for all out- 
side work, and was a stout rugged girl. Adapting herself to her 
business, she laid aside her own dress, and adopting her brothers' 
she foddered the cattle, yoked and hitched the oxen to the sled, 
then she drove to the woods, chopped down trees, cut them into 
proper lengths, loaded and drew them home, where she prepared 
the wood for the fireplace. Thus she did all necessary work 
during the winter, the bounty for her father s life standing good, 
the family was all the while kept in a frightful expectation that 
the house might be set on fire at night in hope of getting him. 
During the next summer and fall grandmother Fuller would send 
the children to the woods at night with blankets. After spread- 
ing one on the ground my mother would sit in the middle of it 
and gather the rest around her (I think there were five of them) , 
then spreading another blanket over them, she sitting up would 
keep them secure from suffocation and mosquitoes while they 
slept. During this time grandmother, with a babe in her arms, 
walked the house from side to side, looking out through her 
peep holes between the logs to see if any destroyers were near. 
She dared not have a fire or a light in the house, lest it would 
attract attention and prevent her from seeing clearly if any one 
outside were approaching. Because of some sudden fear or 
alarm she often called up her children in the night and sent them 



GENEALOGY. 83 

into the woods, and they were accustomed to go without a mur- 
mur. Amid all this anxiety and excitement the news came that 
the British were coming up the Lake. Men, women and children 
were running from neighbor to neighbor inquiring what to do. 
Finally it was agreed to meet at my grandfather Bigelow's, he 
being the pastor. After consultation it was thought best to 
move to Sandy Hill about twelve miles distant, and after prayers 
and a blessing pronounced on the trembling group, they started 
leaving their farms and all unnecessary property behind. The 
alarm having blown over some returned, while others stayed, 
among whom was my grandfather Bigelow, who occasionally 
went up to see his farm, at wheat harvest, with his wife, babe 
and my father, leaving his three daughters at home, the oldest 
eleven, the youngest four years of age in the care of a family of 
Prindles, distant relatives. Sandy Hill being a noted place and 
quite a villiage, was looked upon as a place of safety. There- 
fore many had resorted to it. During their absence for harvest- 
ing the tories with some Indians made an assault, burned the 
place and having robbed the houses and killed the cattle and 
hogs fled to Canada. Grandfather Bigelow had five cows and six 
hogs killed. The Prindles went with them leaving no trace of 
the girls. Picture to yourself, if you can, the grief and sorrow 
of my grandparents, when on their return from harvesting, 
instead of joyfully embracing their daughters, they saw only the 
ruins of their home and the embers still burning. After a dili- 
gent search they concluded they were burned up in the house, 
the shock was at first severe and painful almost beyond endur- 
ance, but it gradually passed away and they assumed their 
wonted cheerfulness. Thus three years passed by, when a mes- 
senger rode up with a letter addressed to my grandfather. How 
great was their surprise to find it to be from their long lost 
children, then in the British camp in Canada. Although prepa- 
rations were made to send for them, almost three months passed 
when your grandfather Samuel Bigelow set out for them. After 
six mouths more of negotiation and entreaty he safely i-eturned 
with them to their father's and mother's arms. Strong and clear 
is my remembrance when a small boy how I used to sit by the 
winter's fireside, the blazing back log threw its weird bright light 
and dancing shadows on the walls of the room, myself at my 
mother's knees and my two older sisters on each side while her 
busy foot was making the flax wheel hum, spinning for our 
clothing, and father with his awl and thread, as was then com- 
mon in evei-y house, to make shoes for our feet, and hear them 
tell of the horrors of war, trembling as if it was a present reality, 
and look up at the old long gun which father carried, and say to 
myself, ' well father is a patriot and will fight.' You doubtless 
think it would be impossible for a young girl of twelve to do at 
this day the work your grandmother did at that age, but she was 



84 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

large and strong and with sparkling eye and cheerful heart ■svould 
tell us of her work and sufferings, and rejoice that she could do 
it, while her father and brother were battling for freedom. 

" Now ray son, you can judge from the above why I shouldered 
a gun and took the field in the late war with England, more 
especially when you consider the patriotic spirit of your fore- 
fathers, and I think by this time you begin to esteem more 
highly the pure republican stock from which you have eminated, 
for your grandfather Bates was a patriot, a soldier during the 
whole war and fought at the taking of Burgoyne. The da^^ on 
which you was born was a glorious one to our fathers and hence 
I hope you will ever support the principles of the day of your 
birth. 

" HOPESTILL BiGELOW." 

The writer of the above letter was a soldier in the War of 
1812, and was twice wounded in the same battle. Of the children 
of Rev. Hopestill Bigelow we have but a meagre account, and 
from the best sources we can find, the following is the list : 

o30. tSAMUEL, b. April 2, 1763; m. Elizabeth Fuller. 

531. Hannah, probably h. 1766; she was 11 j^ears old at the time of 

her capture by the Indians in 1777. 

532. t'i'iiOMAS, it is claimed by one of his descendants that he was b. 

in Whitehall, 1769, but no mention is made of him at the time 
of the capture of the girls ; m. Mary Griffith. 

533. Nabby ; no date. 

534. Esther, b. probably in 1773. 

535. Ebeniszer, b. probably in 1776. 

53-176. Jabez Bigelow of Lebanon, N. Y., the eldest son 
of Gershom and Rachel (Gale) Biglow, was born in Weston, 
Oct. 4, 1726, and early went to Connecticut, where he lived in 
Colchester and Hebron, at the latter place he was married, Oct. 
10, 1752, to Miss Susanna Elderkin of Hebron. After a short 
residence in that town he sold his place and moved to Pittsfield, 
Mass., where he bought seventy acres, in what is now the centre 
of the town, and tradition says that he planted the large elm 
that stood in the park. After a few years sojourn in Pittsfield 
he sold his farm and moved to Lebanon, N. Y., where he bought 
about 600 acres, and is said to have been the earliest settler 
in that town. He died in that town Dec. 1, 1808. His farm 
was divided equally between his three sons, the locality being 
known as "Bigelow Flats," and a part of the farm is still occu- 
pied by one of his descendants, David Bigelow. Their children 
were : 

536. Susanna, h. Dec. 8, 1753. 

537. Esther, b. March 29, 1755. 



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538. Sakaii, h. March 28, 1756. 

539. Kaoiiki,, h. Ai)ril!), 1757. 

540. t-'o'^iiUA, /'. Jiui. 2, 175i»; m. Huldali Hunt. 

541. t'lABKz, />. Aug. 30, 1760; m. Alniy Gardner. 

542. CuAKLOTTE, h. Feb. 13, 1762. 

543. Elizabeth, h. April 14, 1764. \rp , 

544. Mahy, h. April 14, 1764. f iwins. 
546. fGALE, h. Nov. 29, 1766; m. Sarah Pratt. 

54-180. Benjamin Bigelow, the eldest sou of Eleazer and 
Mary (Fiske) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Mass., Oct. 13, 
1725. He moved to Westminster with his father, and in the 
third division of land he had lot No. 6, 62 acres. He received 
land from his father by will in 1762, and he afterwards moved to 
Portsmouth, N. H., where his son Benjamin, Jr., was engaged 
in business in 1798. Benjamin Bigelow was one of the princi- 
pal taxpayers of Portsmouth in 1770. We have been unable to 
obtain a record of his children : 

546. Bexj^vmin, Jr. ; res. Portsmouth. 

54-181. Elisha Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., the second 
son of Eleazer and Mary (Fiske) Bigelow, was born in Water- 
town, Jan. 11, 1728, and moved with his father to Westminster, 
where he afterwards lived; he married, Aug. 9, 1758, Sarah 
Goodridge, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Goodridge of 
Lunenburg; she was born Jan. 1, 1731, and died in Westmin- 
ster, May 10, 1807. He was prominent in town affairs, having 
served as Assessor 1767-70, 1776-78, 1780-82, and held other 
town offices. He received from his father by will lot No. 18 and 
two meadow lots. His will, dated Jan. 25, 1804, mentions wife 
Sarah, sons Ephraim, Abijah and Elisha, and daughter Sarah, 
wife of William Penniman. His son Elisha was appointed 
executor. He died in Westminster, Feb. 1, 1814. Their chil- 
dren were born in Westminster : 

547. A SON, h. and d. Aug. 9, 1758. 

548. Susanna, h. Aug. 13, 1759; d. Sept. 24, 1767. 

549. fEPHRAiM, h. Aug. 8, 1761; m. Lydia Johnson. 

550. Sakah, h. July 5, 1763; m. Dec. 18, 1782, William Penniman. 

551. Elisha, b. July 18, 1765 ; d. Oct. 12, 1767. 
.552. tELisiiA, b. Oct. 22, 1767; m. Lucy Benson. 

553. Susanna, b. Nov. 6, 1769; d. June 15, 1777. 

554. fABijAii, b. Dec. 5, 1775; m. Hannah Gardner. 

54-183. Joshua Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., the fourth 
child and third son of Eleazer and Mary (Fiske) Bigelow, was 
born in Watertown, April 12, 1733, and when a boy he went with 



86 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

his father to Westminster, where he married, April 11, 1764, 
Majora Knowlton of Shrewsbury, Mass., and lived in West- 
minster for many years. About 1790 he moved with his family 
to New York State, and further record of him is lost. His 
family were born in Westminster : 

555. t Joshua, }>. April 6, 1766 ; m. Rhoda Bowman. 

556. Mary, h. March 16, 1768. 

557. Eliezer, h. Dec. 26, 1769. 

558. Rebecca, h. Maj' 3, 1772. 

559. Lydia, b. Oct. 21, 1775. 

560. Gideon Smith, b. Dec. 25, 1777. 

561. Margery, b. June 21, 1781. 

562. Susanna, b. Aug. 25, 1786. 

54-184. Lieut. Jarez Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., the 
fifth child and fourth son of Eleazer and Mary (Fiske) Bigelow, 
was born in Watertown, Dec. 19, 1736, and like his brothers he 
early went to Westminster, where he afterwards lived. He mar- 
ried in Shi'ewsbury, Mass., Oct. 5, 1760, Deborah Knowlton of 
Shrewsbury; she was born Dec. 23, 1734, and died in West- 
minster, Feb. 22, 1816. He was a leading man in town and 
filled the office of Selectman, 1779-81, was several years Asses- 
sor and held other important offices. He was in the service April 
19, 1775, at Cambridge, as also were his two brothers Joshua and 
Elisha. He received the commission of Lieut, and was at the 
battle of White Plains and in other engagements during the 
struggle for independence, and died at Westminster, Aug. 13, 
1822, aged 85 years. Their children were bom in Westminster : 

563. John, b. June 27, 1762; m. Nov., 1789, Polly Cower; she d. March 

7, 1819. He TO. second, Dec. 15, 1819, Rebecca Cower; shed. 
Nov. 24, 1853, aged 85 years; he d. June 12, 1829, in West- 
minster, without issue. 

564. t Jabez, b. March 6, 1764 ; m. Betsy Mcintosh. 

565. fBENJAMiN, b. Aug. 6, 1765 ; m. Rebecca Bowman. 

566. Deborah, b. March 12, 1767; m. Oct., 1786, Samuel Hoar, and had 

six sons and two daughters; he d. and she m. second, 1809, 
Ezra Holden, husband of deceased sister, and had one son. 

567. fABRAHAM, b. Dec. 21, 1768; m. Syrena Richardson. 

568. Susanna, b. Aug. 22. 1770; m. Nov. 10, 1788, Ezra Holden; d. 

Feb. 2, 1798, leaving one son and two daughters. 

569. fEzEKiEL Knowlton, b. April 4, 1772 ; m. Prudence Penniman. 

570. tLuKE, b. April 26, 1774 ; m. Asenath Winship. 

571. tREUBEN, b. Nov. 23, 1775; m. Abigail Brooks. 

572. tASA, b. Aug. 19, 1779; m. Sally Puffer. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 



59-189. Timothy Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the second 
son of Lieut. Timothy and Abigail (Olcott) Bigelow, was born 
in Hartford, May 22, 1730, and married, Dec. 17, 1757, Hannah 
Hyde, and he died at Charlestown, N. H., Nov. 28, 1761 (so 
says the inscription on the gravestone in the cemetery at Hart- 
ford), and was in the array. From a private record at Hartford 
we find the following : "Timothy Bigelow died in the army dur- 
ing the summer of 1762 at Ft. Stanwix." She died at Hartford, 
Aug. 20, 1764, aged 25 years, leaving two children. His widow 
Hannah was appointed administratrix of his estate May 3, 1763. 

Samuel Flagg was appointed guardian of Mary Langrell Bige- 
low, a minor 12 years of age, and Hannah Bigelow, children 
of the late Timothy Bigelow of Hartford, May 1, 1771. The 
children were : 

573. Mary Langrell; hapt. Dec. 31, 1758; to. Dec. 10, 1778, Capt. 

Aaron Olmsted, son of Jonathan and Hannah (Meaken) Olmsted ; 
he was h. in Hartford, May 19, 1753. They lived in East Hart- 
ford, where he d. Sept. 9, 1806, and she d. April 21, 1826, aged 
67 years, 6 months. They had : 

i. A SON, h. and d. March 28, 1780. 

ii. Horace, h. April 22, 1781 ; m. Sept. 2, 1804, Ann Good- 
win; d. Aug. 29, 1817. 
iii. Mary, h. Oct. 27, 1783; m. April 9, 1810, George Austin; 

d. March 22, 1825. 
iv. Harriet, b. Nov. 6, 1785; d. June 28, 1786. 
V. Harriet, b. Nov. 2, 1787; m. May 19, 1808, George 

Howell; d. .Tan. 22, 1811. 
vi. Aaron Franklin, b. March 14, 1792; m. Delia Pitlcin; 
was father of Rev. Aaron F. Olmsted of Khiuebeck. 
N. Y. ; d. 1825. 
vii. Charles, b. Oct. 1, 1796; d. Oct. 10, 1796. 
viii. Charles Hyde, //. .Jan. 28, 1798; graduated at Yale Col- 
lege 1818; d. June 5, 1878, unm. 
ix. Hannah, b. Sept. 4. 1799: d. Sept. 8. 1799. 
X. Junius, b. Nov. 6, 1800; d. Sept. 6, 1801. \rr, • 
xi. Julia, b. Nov. 6, 1800; d. 1854, unm. ] iwins. 
xii. Caroline, b. Dec. 18, 1804; d. July 15, 1806. 

574. Hannah; bapt. Nov. 23, 1760; m. first, Solomon Smith, who d. 

and left one sou ; she m. second. Ward Woodbridge, and had 
one son and two daughters. 



88 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

59-193. Major John Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the sixth 
child and third son of Lieut. Timothy and Abigail (Olcott) 
Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Nov. 20, 1739, and married, 
June 30, 1771, Hannah Wadsworth, daughter of Samuel and 
Milicent (Cook) Wadsworth, and a descendant of Hon. William 
Wadsworth of Hartford. He was active in the Revolutionary 
struggle and served in the army as an officer, was Capt. in Col. 
Burrall's regiment in 1776, having a company of artillery. He 
was taken prisoner in the West Indies by the British, July 8, 
1777 ; he was sent to New York under a flag of truce to negoti- 
ate an exchange of Capt. Judd of the Antelope for Capt. Manly 
of the Hancock. In 1778 he was commissioned Major and 
appointed to manage and oversee the manufacture of clothing 
for the soldiers in the Continental army, and the same year he 
was appointed by the Governor and Council to purchase cloth 
suitable for the officers in the service from Connecticut, and he 
filled many other places of trust and responsibility, always 
receiving the highest commendations. He died in Hartford, 
June 23, 1780, aged 40 years. His widow married second, 
James Tiley ; he died and she married third, Capt. James 
Hillyer, and she died at Windsor, Conn., Feb. 26, 1801. Her 
children were born in Hartford : 

575. John, h. March 10, 1772; d. Jan. 12, 1775. 

676. tJAMKS, h. June 10, 1774; m. Anne Spencer. 

577. tJoiiN, b. Dec. fi, 1775 ; m. Clarissa Hillyer. 

578. Henry, b. Dec. 19, 1777; d. Dec. 2, 1789. 

579. KiCHARD, b. Dec. 29, 1779; d. at sea 1799. 

67-200. Timothy Bigelow of Hanover, N. J., the third son 
of John and Elizabeth Bigelow, was boi'n in Hanover, Nov. 21, 
1763, and married, April 10, 1789, Hannah Meeker, daughter of 
Jonathan and Mary (Ogden) Meeker, and granddaughter of 
Jonatlian Ogden of Elizabeth, N. J. ; she was born at Lyon's 
Farms, N. J., Dec. 12, 1766, and died May 23, 1852. He 
enlisted in the Continental army at a very early age (when 
nothing but a boy) in the capacity of a teamster and served 
until the close of the war. After which he drove stage between 
PoUus Hook and Philadelphia, and it was at this time that he 
became acquainted with Hannah Meeker, afterwards his wife. 
He was a fine looking gentleman of the old school, aud was 
highly respected by all who knew him, a man of sterling worth 



GENEALOGY. 89 

and undoubted integrity. He died at Lyon's Farms, April 8, 
1847. Their family were : 

580. Maky Ogden, b. Dec. 28, 1791 ; m. Moses Sayre; lived in Newark, 

N. J. ; left a family. 

581. Elizabktii, b. April 1, 1794; m. 1811, -Tames Canfleld ; b. in New- 

ark, N. J., Aug. 3, 1786; d. Oct. 7, 1841. They resided in New- 
ark, Avhere she d. May 10, 1839. They had : 

i. David Edwin, h. Sept. 19, 1812; m. 1837, Harriet G. 
Whittemore, daughter of James and Mary Whittemore ; 
d. April 26, 1873, in Newark, 
ii. Albert Wakren, b. Feb. 9, 1815; m. 1842, Irene Page, 
daughter of Robert and Serena Page ; res. New York 
City ; d. April 12, 1879. 
iii. Thomas Collard, b. May 13, 1817; m. 1844, Lucinda 

Kelsey ; res. Middletcwn, Conn. ; she d. Aug., 1887. 
iv. James Emmons, b. Dec. 21, 1819; m. 1845, Margaret 
Quinn; res. Newark; d. April 28, 1867; she d. Sept., 
1864. 
V. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1822 ; m. Oct. 25, 1846, 
Horace Dodd, son of Isaac and Catherine Dodd; b. 
March 2, 1820 ; res. Bloomlield, N. J. 
vi. Moses Horace, b. Oct. 20, 1824; m. 1848, Eliza Odell; 

res. Newark; she d. Jan. 28, 1881. 
vii. Caroline Amelia, b. June 2, 1830; m. June 1, 1850, 
Lewis J. Kelsey, son of Franklin and Margaret 
(Stuart) Kelsey ; res. Middletown, Conn. ; he d. March 
1, 1872. 
viii. Anna Augusta, b. July 28, 1834; d. young. 

582. Rebecca, b. Aug. 7, 1797 ; m. David Ball ; 7'es. Rahway, N. J. ; 

liad three children. 

583. fMosES, b. Jan. 12, 1800; to. Julia Ann Trowbridge Fowler. 

584. Sarah, b. Dec. 0, 1801; m. May 10, 1821, Jolin Hunt Marsh; b. in 

Rahway, N. J., March 26, 1799; d. Aug. 28, 1836. (She is now 
living with her daughter, Mrs. Loree). They had : 

i. Mary Catherine, b. Aug. 23, 1823; m. May 30, 1841, 
George Denman, son of Aaron and Phebe Dennian ; she 
d. Dec. 12, 1860; he d. Oct. 24, 1864. 
ii. Hannah Ann, b. Feb. 26, 1825; m. Oct. 14, 1849, Calvin 

Crowell; res. Newark; d. July 12, 1878. 
iii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 28, 1827; to. May 30, 1849, 
William Mulford Loree, son of James and Eliza 
, (Holmes) Loree ; b. June 6, 1825 ; res. Bayonne, N. J. 
iv. David Bigelow, b Dec. 13, 1829; d. July 23, 1854. 
V. Caroline Amelia, b. Dec. 13, 1831 ; m. Sept. 28, 1856, 
Henry H. Harden ; d. Jan. 7, 1873 ; res. Providence, 
R. I. 

585. David, b. Nov. 16, 1805; d. 1829, in Cincinnati, O., urwi. 

586. Lucy Anna, b. Jan. 30, 1809 ; m. Aug. 30, 1829, Samuel Richards ; 

b. in NeAvark, Aug. 3, 1802; d. Feb. 7, 1887. He resided in 
Newark, Avhere he followed tlie business of truck gardener; he 
Avas a member of tlie Common Council in 1842, 1843, 1855, 1856, 
and an elder in the Reformed Church. They had : 

i. Thomas Edward, b. June 18, 1830; to. Feb. 2, 1852, 

Rebecca J. Brown, daughter of Noah Brown. They 

now reside in Eden, Florida. 

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90 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ii. Marcus Sayre, b. April 4, 1832; m. Oct. 4, 1852, Jane L. 

Vincent, daughter of Lewis and Mary Vincent, natives 

of Wales; b. in Utica, N. Y., April 8, 1833. 
iii. James, b. Feb. 9, 1834 ; d. June 23, 1835. 
iv. Mary Anna, b. April 13, 1836; d. May 6, 1841. 
V. James Henry, b. July 17, 1838; d. July 31, 1854. 
vi. Julia Anna, b. May 21, 1841; m. Jan. 11, 1864, John K. 

McDonald, son of George and Mary McDonald; res. 

Newark, 
vii. Emma Louise, b. Oct. 28, 1843; m. Jan. 11, 1864, Clias. 

O. Ripley, son of David and Mary Ripley ; res. Newark, 
viii. Frederick Smith, 6. Dec. 6, 1845; d. March 28, 1853. 
ix. Laura Eugenia, b. Sept. 21, 1848 ; d. April 3, 1853. 
X. GUSTAVUS Abeel, b. Nov. 21, 1851; m. Aug. 21, 1877, 

EmmaFenger; d. Feb. 18, 1879; m. seconcl, April 28, 

1881, Emma L. Bonykamper; res. Newark, 
xi. Samuel Otto, b. Feb. 17, 1854; d. Nov. 10. 1860. 

587. Hannah, b. July 16, 1813; m. Oct. 5, 1831, John Richards; b. in 

Newark, N. J., March 22, 1807; d. in Newark, Aug. 21, 1887; 
she d. March 27, 1872 ; res. Newark. They had : 

i. Augusta Anna, b. April 4, 1833 ; m. March 9, 1859, Rev. 

Daniel Higbie ; res. Summit, N. J. 
ii. Julia Fowler, b. July 24, 1837; m. March 16, 1864, 

James G. Martin ; res. Merritt, Fla. 
iii. John William, b. July 8, 1842 ; d. Oct. 23, 1844. 
iv. Horatio Brinsmaid, b. Nov. 24, 1844; m. Sept. 19, 

1886, Emma E. Ford ; res. Newark. 
V. Frank Walton, b. April 26, 1850; m. 1875, Anna M. 

Hobbs; d. 1888. 
vi. Ella Carlena, b. Oct. 23, 1852; m. Jan. 29, 1881, Frank 

W. Moore; res. East Orange, N. J. 
vii. Clara Eugenia, b. Aug. 27, 1855; m. March 29, 1883, 
Whitby F. Purple ; 7-es. Ouray, Col. 

73-212. Elisha Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the third son 
of Elisha and Hannah (Nichols) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, 
Dec. 22, 1750, and married, Jan. 9, 1785, Patience Bow, who 
was born June 2, 1763, and died, Feb. 7, 1827, aged 63 years. 
He died. May 24, 1823, aged 72 years. Their children were : 

588. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1785 ; m. Jan. 1, 1804, Scth Hills ; d. in Hartford, 

Feb. 23, 1811 ; he d. May 28, 1821, aged 42 years. 

589. tWiLLTAM, b. May 31, 1787; m. Sarah Van Buren. 

590. Stephen, b. July 25, 1789. 

591. Martha, b. Aug. 4, 1791; m. Charles Williams; d. in Hartford, 

Nov. 5, 1828. 

592. Charles, b. April 14, 1795; d. Oct. 1, 1809. 

593. Catherine, b. April 14, 1795; m. Oct. 16, 1826, Dr. 

Charles T. Taylor of Danbury, Conn. ; he d. and she 
m. second, Michael Jennings of Reading, Conn. 

694. Elisha, b. Aug. 8, 1798; m. Nancy Morris. 

595. Horace Hinsdale, b. Jan. 12, 1805 ; d. Aug. 17, 1807. 

73-213. Cyprian Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the fourth 
sou of Elisha and Hannah (Nichols) Bigelow, was born in 
Hartford, and baptized at the First Church, Dec. 17, 1752, and 



Twins. 



GENEALOGY. 91 

married Elizabeth . We have no date of marriage. 

Tradition says he lived in Hartford a few years and moved to 
New York State and afterwards to South Carolina or Georgia, 
but we find no further trace of the family. They had born in 
Hartford : 

596. Elizabeth Webster, h. July 19, 1780 ; d. Aug. 3, 1780. 

597. Elizabeth, h. June 19, 1781. 

598. Cyprian, b. July 28, 1783. 

599. Timothy, b. Oct. 11, 1784. 

73-218. Samuel Bigelow, son of Elisha and Hannah 
(Nichols) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., and was 
baptized in the First Church, Feb. 22, 1761. Concerning this 
Samuel we have but little positive information, but family tradi- 
tion says that he was a very rich man and left his family con- 
siderable property, but we are unable to learn the name of his 
wife, and have the names of four children : 

600. t^AMUEL; m. Abbie Steele. 

601. Louisa; unm. 

602. Mary; unm. 

603. Ruth; unm. 

80-232. Timothy Halsey Bigelow of Middletown, Conn., 
son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Clark) Bigelow, was born in 

Middletown, May 14, 1763, and married Mary Ann . 

He was a prominent man in town and kept for many years the 
old Bigelow Tavern, a well known hostelry in that section of 
the State, which was torn down a few years since to give way to 
more modern improvements. We have no record of his death, 
but his will, dated Aug. 8, 1791, and proved Oct. 3, 1791, 
would indicate that he was about 28 years of age when he died. 
In his will he mentions wife Mary Ann, to whom he gave all of 
his personal property, except wearing apparel, sleeve buttons, 
shoe buckles, knee buckles and other ornaments, and the use of 
the house and home place as long as she should remain his 
widow. To his son, John Ingrahara, he gave all of his real 
estate, except the above mentioned, he also gave him his wear- 
iug apparel with watch, jewelry and other articles of personal 
ornament, and appointed his brother Samuel and his personal 
friend, George Phillips, executors. Samuel Bigelow was ap- 
pointed guardian of John Ingraham Bigelow, May 22, 1795, 
who received a portion from his grandfather's estate in 1794, 



92 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

but we find, May 11, 1816, John I. Bigelow signed a release of 
the bondsmen of his Uncle Samuel, who had acted as his guard- 
ian, Samuel having died in 1808. Child : 

604. John Ingraham, h. about 1790; was living 1816, since whicli time 

we And no further trace of him. 

87-235. Amos Biglow, son of Daniel and Martha (Pratt) 
Biglow, was born in Framingham, Mass., Sept. 15, 1755, mar- 
ried, Feb., 1784. They soon moved away and settled in Hadley, 
Mass., and he died in Amherst about 1812. From the Records 
at the Probate Court at Northampton we find that William Bolt- 
wood was appointed as guardian of Daniel Biglow, a minor 
son of Amos Biglow, late of Amherst, deceased, and also of 
William Biglow, a minor son over 14 years of age, son of Amos. 
The following are a portion of the family of Amos Biglow : 

605. IAmos; m. Amanda Dicldnson. 

C06. William; to.; res. Hoplvinton, Mass. 

607. Daniel. 

87-236. Daniel Biglow^, son of Daniel and Martha (Pratt) 
Biglow, was born in Framingham, Mass., June 14, 1758, mar- 
ried, March, 1783, Elizabeth Gallot, born in Framingham, June 
24, 1762. He moved to New Hampshire, where he became the 
owner of a tract of land in Fitzwilliam in 1788, and afterwards 
lived in Keeue, and we have no further account of him, but find 
some mention of his family later. The following is the best we 
can find concerning his family : 

608. Molly, b. May, 1784; d. in Keene, Dec. 26, 1813, aged 28 years. 

609. Joseph, /). Oct., 1786; d. in Keene, Dec. 27, 1814. 

610. Francis, b. Dec, 1788. 

611. Peter, b. April, 1791; was living in Keene, 1815. 

612. Betsey, h. Nov., 1794. 

87-240. Thomas Bigelow of Fitzwilliam, N. H., the youngest 
son of Daniel and Martha (Pratt) Biglow, was born in Fram- 
ingham, Mass., April 28, 1768. He early went to Fitzwilliam 
with his parents and married Hannah Lewis of Framingham. 
They lived several years in Fitzwilliam. About 1803 he moved 
to Keene, a few years later he moved to Vermont, where he 
lived in Pittsford, Hubbardston and Castleton. They both died 
in Castleton about 1826. The first five children were born in 
Fitzwilliam : 

613. Hannah, Jk March 1, 1794; d. aged about 60 years. 

614. fDANiEL, b. Oct. 6, 1795; m. Almira Fuller, 



GENEALOGY. 93 

615. PoLi.Y, b. Aug. 3, 1797 ; m. Joel Saunders, son of Ebenezer and 

Martha (Stickiicy) Saunders, /). in Fitzwilliani, March 14, 1801; 
d. in KiH'Uc, March 5, 1870; she d. in Kecne, Dec. 24, 1879. 
Their children were : 

i. Martha A., b. in Dunnuerston, Vt., Aug. 28, 1832; m. 
March 17, 1853, Benj. W. Byam, h. Feb. 21, 1826; 
res. Swanzey, N. H., where she d. Aug. 18, 1887, leav- 
ing three children : 

Oscar L., b. 1858. 
Madella, b. 1861. 
Willie A., b. 1870. 
ii. Mary E., b. Aug. 24, 1834; d. Oct. 3, 1880. 
iii. Sarah R., b. Sept. 30, 1837. 
iv. Nellie F., b. Dec. 25, 1839. 

616. tRUFUS, b. March 21, 1799; m. Huidah Knapp. 

617. t^EVi, b. March 9, 1801 ; m. Polly Cutter. 

618. IThomas, b. March 27, 1803; m. ; res. Hesperia, Mich. 

619. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1805; m. Oct. 9, 1834, Whiting Hudson, b. in 

Pittsford, Vt., Nov. 10, 1809. They moved to Wisconsin, where 
slie d. April 19, 1885. He is now living in Tomah, Wis. They 
had : 

i. A DAUGHTER, b. and d. in Chicago, 111., June 26, 1835. 

ii. Albert B., b. in Mukwanago, Wis., May 20, 1838; m. 

1861, Elizabeth Newman; res. Waukesha, Wis. 

iii. Alfred C, b. in Mukwanago, Wis., Sept. 30, 1839; m. 

1862, Mary Bender; res. Galesville, Wis. 

iv. Andrew E., b. in Mukwanago, Wis., June 7, 1841; to. 

1861, Marv Jane Clark; res. Tomah, Wis. 
v. A SON, b. Sept. 1, 1849; d. Sept. 5, 1849. 
vi. Lucy, b. in Mukwanago, Wis., July 2, 1852; to. Sept. 

29, 1872, George Lea, b. Sept. 25, 1845; res. Tomah, 

Wis. 

620. RoxANA, b. Feb. 7, 1807; m. Richard Nichols; res. Castleton, Vt. ; 

d. Jan. 26, 1886 ; he d. July 7, 1886. They had : 

1. Betsey, b. in Castleton, April 17, 1836; to. March 10, 
1853, James Fish; 7-es. Fairhaveu, Vt. ; he d. July 19, 
1887. They had a family of seven children. 

621. Lucy, b. Nov. 19, 1808; m. Joseph Spencer; res. Castleton, Vt. 

622. Samuel, b. Aug. 27, 1810; d. Jan. 20, 1812. 

89-242. John Bigelow of Chester and Speucer, Mass., the 
eldest sou of Joseph and Sarah (Stebbias) Bigelow, was born 
in Spencer, Aug. 24, 1757, and married Persis, daughter of 
Edward and Tryphena Wright; she was born Feb. 27, 1764, 
and died in Worcester, Dec. 9, 1842. They lived several years 
in Chester, Mass., and about 1800 he moved to Spencer, and 
died in Worcester, April 25, 1843, aged 87 years. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier and was buried in Spencer. Their chil- 
dren were : 

623. Polly, b. Dec. 10, 1788; d. in Worcester, Aug. 25, 1843. 

624. fJoHN, b. Nov. 6, 1791 ; to. Eliza Gartield. 

625. tJABEZ, /;. Aug. 13, 1793; m. Philinda Prouty. 

626. Persis, b. Jan. 24, 1795; to. Samuel D. Barker; lived in Worces- 

ter, where he d. 1884; she d. Oct. 15, 1886, aged 91 years. 



94 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

627. tJAMES, b. Jan. 10, 1797 ; m. Mrs. Elizabeth Lyons nee Draper. 

628. tJosEPH, b. June 19, 1798; m. Aiiril Hathaway. 

629. Tryphena, b. May 3, 1800; m. Capt. Samuel Putnam of Sutton 

and lived in Worcester, where she d. 1869. 

630. tNATHAN, b. Sept. 3, 1802; m. Prudence Hathaway. 

631. Sarah, b. June 26, 1805; m. Edward Knowles of Leicester; d. 

March 16, 1889, aged 83 years, 11 months, 18 days. 

89-244. James Bigelow, son of Joseph and Sarah (Stebbins) 
Bigelow, was born in Leicester, Mass., June 7, 1762 ; married, 
Dec. 18, 1783, Mary Graham, daughter of John Graham. He 
moved to Mt. Pleasant, Penn., where he died, 1841. Their 
children were : 

632. John. 

633. Tryphena. 

634. Sarah. 

636. Tryphosa, b. 1801 ; m. 1822, Clayton Sogers ; res. Towerville, Wis. ; 
d. 1870; he d. 1869. Tliey had born in Mt. Pleasant : 
i. John S., b. 1823. 

ii. Martha Ann, b. 1826 ; m. 1848, C. Peck, 
iii. Clayton E., b. 1830. 
iv. Cushman S., b. 1832; d. 1887. 
V. Eld AD A., b. 1835; res. Santa Rosa, Cal. 

vi. Earl M., b. 1839 ; m. Amanda ; res. Viroqua, Wis. 

They had : 

H. E., b. 1869. 
Edith, b. 1865. 
Edward L., b. 1872. 
vii. Helen M., b. 1841 ; m. E. Willet; res. Mt. Sterling, Wis. 

89-246. Daniel Bigelow of Chester, Mass., was born Feb. 
14, 1766, and married Mercy Wood, daughter of Nathaniel 
Wood of Chester; she was born in Somers, Conn., May 19, 
1767, and died in Chester, Oct. 20, 1852, aged 85 years. He 
died in Chester, May 24, 1848, aged 82 years. Their children 
were born in Chester : 

636. Laura, b. June 23, 1792; m. 1852, Almon Elder; d. Jan. 6, 1879, 

aged 86 years ; no issue. 

637. fHENRY Earl, b. May 4, 1798; m. Sally Wilcox; lived in Chester; 

d. July 6, 1842. 

638. tDANiEL Eames, b. March 10, 1802; m. Margaret E. Balier. 

639. Martha, b. Jan. 5, 1804; m. Nelson Porter; d. June 13, 1840 

they lived in Chester and had : 

i. Jane Augusta, b. Feb. 14, 1830; m. Samuel S. Stowell 

res. Huntington, Mass. 
ii. Alida Wood, b. Nov. 16, 1834; m. Wm. M. Wright 
who d. in Andersonville ; she vi. second, Dwight W 
Stowell. 

640. Mercy Wood, 6. Nov. 21, 1812; m. Nov. 29, 1842, Leonard B. 

Wight; he was b. in Wales, Mass., Aug. 30, 1811, and d. April 
4, 1884; she res. in Washington, D. C. Tliey had : 

i. Eugene Barton, b. Dec. 6, 1843; m. Dec. 29, 1875, 

Mary D. Clapp ; lives in Washington, D. C. A lawyer 

by profession. 



GENEALOGY. 95 

91-250. P>HRAiM BiGELOw of Holliston, Mass., the eldest 
son of Joseph and Lydia (Brown) Bigelow, was born in Hollis- 
ton, Dec. 28, 1757, and married, March 8, 1781, Mary Knowl- 
ton. They lived in Holliston. He was in the service during 
the Revolution and died in Holliston. Children : 

641. Lawson, b. May 11, 1782. 

642. James, b. Dec. 31, 1784. 

643. tCALViN, b. Anii. 10, 1792; m. Abiah B. Toombs. \ rp-„.„ 

644. Lydia, b. Aug. 10, 1792. / ^wms. 

91-251, Joseph Bigelow of Holliston, Mass., the second 
child and son of Joseph and Lydia (Brown) Bigelow, was born 
in Holliston, Sept. 17, 1763, and married, Nov. 8, 1788, Ruth 
Parker, daughter of Peter and Ruth Parker of Framingham ; 
born Jan. 8, 1769. He was in the service in the Rhode Island 
Expedition in 1780. Children: 

645. tJosiAH, b. Oct. 26, 1790; m. Harriet Parker. 

646. John. b. Jan. 28, 1792; d. 1817, ^mm., leaving property to his 

brothers and sisters. 

647. tJosEpn, b. May 4, 1794; m. Mary Ann Wilson. 

648. Sally, b. Oct.* 17, 1796; m. Dec. 14, 1817, Gilbert D. Wilson; 

lived in Soutliborongh, Mass. ; lie was b. Nov. 26, 1788, and d. 
May 24, 1857 ; she d. March 27, 1864. They had : 

i. Geokge O., b. May 24, 1820; in. Feb. 19, 1845, Abigail 

Onthank. 
ii. Charles B., b. April 11, 1823; m. Sarah D. Turner. 
iii. Henuy G., b. Nov. 7, 1830; m. Dec. 28, 1862, Mary W. 

Graves, 
iv. W. W., b. Jan. 7, 1837; d. Sept. 7, 1840. 

649. Ruth, b. May 27, 1799; m. June 20, 1819, Albert Messinger; d. 

March 3, 1828, leaving three children : 

i. Emily W. ; m. Simonds. 

ii. John B. 
iii. Sarah A. ; m. Washburn. 

650. Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1803; d. Nov. 18, 1803. 

651. tCHARLES, b. March 12, 1807; m. Rebecca E. Babcock. 

652. fGEORGE, b. Aug. 4, 1811; m. Amy Learned. 

98-256. Capt. Joseph Biglow, Jr., of Shrewsbury, Mass., 
the eldest son of Capt. Joseph and Martha (Brigham) Biglow, 
was born in that part of Shrewsbury now included in Boylston, 
Nov. 9, 1726, and married, Dec. 20, 1749, Olive Beaman, 
daughter of Jabez Beaman; she was born Oct. 19, 1733. He 
was a prominent man in the town and held various town offices. 
He received a commission as Captain, Oct. 11, 1759, and died 
in Boylston, Nov. 29, 1801. Their children were recorded in 
Shrewsbury : 

653. Relief, b. June 10, 1751 ; m. 1775, Thomas Richardson, son of 

Thomas and Mehitable Richardson. 



96 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

654. Martha, b. May 14, 1753; m. 1778, Abel Bigelow, son of Amariah. 

655. Dinah, b. July 28, 1755; m. 1781, Daniel Andrews of Boylston; 

he d. March 12, 1826, behig gored by a bull ; she d. Nov. 15, 1834. 
They had children : 

i. Mary, b. Aug. 15, 1782; m. 1800, Silas Hastings, Jr. 
ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 1, 1785; m. May 27, 1803, James Daven- 
port. Had two children : George and Mary. 
iii. Asaph, b. April 22, 1788 ; m. and had a family, 
iv. Edmund, b. Aug. 13, 1791 ; d. July 24, 1844. 
V. Eunice, b. Oct. 16, 1793; m. Scth White; d. Dec, 1846. 
vi. Daniel, b. June 22, 1797; d. 1821. 

656. Olive, b. Oct. 30, 1757; m. Dec. 9, 1790, Reuben Keyes. 

657. Sophia, b. Jan. 25, 1759 ; m. May 4, 1780, Lieut. Joseph Morse, Jr., 

son of Lieut. Joseph and Mai*y (Thomas) Morse; he was b. 
Oct 3, 1756, and d. Jan. 10, 1826; she d. Oct. 26, 1831; res. 
West Boylston. They had : 

i. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1780; d. Dec. 5, 1820, wim. 
ii. Benjamin, b. May 16, 1782; m. Lovica How. 
iii. Joseph, b. Sept. 15, 1786; m. Dolly Bullard. 
iv. John G., b. April 2, 1789; vi. Amy Bullard. 
V. Sylvanus, b. Aug. 8, 1791 ; d. Feb. 22, 1792. 
vi. Bernice, b. Feb. 22, 1793 ; vi. Ednah Conant. 
vii. Sophia, b. Sept. 12, 1795 ; d. young, 
viii. Sylvanus, b. Jan. 30, 1798 ; m. Harriet W. Jenks. 
ix. Harvey, b. Dec. 23, 1800; d. J 803. 
X. Levina, b. June 18, 1803 ; m. Silas H. Newton. 

658. tSxEPHEN, b. June 1, 17C0; m. Rachel Pike. 

659. AcHSAH, b. Sept. 8, 1762; m. Nov. 29, 1787, John White, and lived 

in Boylston, where they had : 

i. Joseph Biglow, b. Nov. 21, 1790. And other children. 

660. Abigail, b. Nov. 21, 1764; m. March 29, 1792, James Holland of 

Boylston; they removed to Barre, Mass., in 1795, where he d. 

NoV. 24, 1834 ; she d. March 24, 1858, aged 93 years. They had : 

i. Nathaniel, b. in Boylston, Sept. 23, 1793; m. Dec. 2, 

1822, Betsey Stone of Barre; d. Oct. 7, 1889, aged 96 

years. They had : 

Nathaniel E., b. March 27, 1824; m. Nov. 29, 
1866, Mary A. (Sargent) Huntington, and had 
two children : 

Stella M., b. April 12, 1868. 
Frederic B., b. March 2, 1870. 
Albert L., b. July 6, 1834; nnm. 
Frederic, b. March 22, 1837; unm. 
ii. Hooper, b. in Barre, May 23, 1796; m. March 24, 1822, 
Celia Harwood; she d. Oct. 14, 1885; he d. Aug. 28, 

1879. They had: 

Addison H., b. Dec. 22, 1822; to. May 6, 1851, 
Olivia Bacon. They had : 

Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1854; m. Geo. E. Bates. 

iii. Jamks, b. in Barre, March 14, 1799; m. April 16, 1828, 

Elvira Brigham, daughter of Edward and Beulah 

(Ilawes) Brigham, b. June 14, 1803; he d. Sept. 22. 

1880. Thevhad: 

Maria Louisa, 5. May 2, 1830; m. Nov. 16, 1852, 
Joseph G. Balcom of Hubbardston. They had : 
James L., b. Oct. 12, 1865. 
Mary, b. Nov. 26, 1832; m. May 22, 1855, Henry 
May of North Brookfleld. They had : 
HENRy L., b. Dec. 26, 1862. 



GENEALOGY. 97 

IIakuiet Elvira, b. April 20, 1841 ; m. first, Oct. 

22, 1862. David M. Wood; second, Isaac M. 

Boyd, May 27, 1877; d. Marcli 31, 1879. 

iv. EriiUAiM, b. Oct. 2, 1801 ; m. Marcli 12, 1828, Celia Sibley 

of Barre; d. July 27, 1860; she d. April 26, 1875. 

They had : 

Chakles, /;. Feb. 16, 1829; to. Oct. 30, 1851, 
Harriet W. Perry; she d. Dec. 13, 1853; to. 
second, Feb. 16, 1859, Mrs. Susan (Foster) 
Holland. They had : 

Hattie, b. June 23, 1853 ; d. 1856. 
Laura E., b. Dec. 8, 1833; m. March 31, 1861, 
Wheaton Foster; she d. July 28, 1862. 
V. Abigail, b. in Barre, Oct. 21, 1805; to. Dec. 1, 1830, 

Jonas Rice; d. July 22, 1855. 
vi. Miriam, b. in Barre, May 30, 1808; d. March 9, 1889, 
unm. 

661. Annis, b. Nov. 1, 1768; to. Keyes. 

662. Eunice, b. Feb. 14, 1772 ; d. April 9, 1793, of small-pox. 

663. Mirriam, b. Aug. 12, 1774; m. Jotham Andrews. 

98-258. Charles Biglow of Shrewsbury and Boylston, 
Mass., the third child aud second son of Capt. Joseph and Martha 
(Brigham) Biglow, was born in that part of Shrewsbury now 
included in Boylston, April 22, 1729, and married, Dec. 23, 
1760, Lucy Bennett, daughter of Jonathan and Martha (Harris) 
Bennett of that town ; she was baptized Nov. 19, 1741. They 
lived in that part of the town as above mentioned. He died 
Nov. 20, 1782. An inventory of his estate was taken June 6, 
1783, and amounted to £177-18-9. Their children were recorded 
in Shrewsbury : 

664. Lucrp;tia, b. April 3, 1762; to. March 3, 1780, Josiah Pierce of 

Worcester; he was in Capt. Timothy Bigelow's company at 
Cambridge, April 19, 1775. 

665. t Andrew, b. April 24, 1764; m. Sarah Fawcett. 

666. tJosEPH, b. April 15, 1766; to. Lucy Whitney. 

667. tCHARi.ES, b. Jan, 1, 1768; to. Sarah Moore. 

668. tA.sAHEL, b. Nov. 27, 1769 ; to. Mary Clark. 

669. Lucy, b. Jan. 13, 1772; m. Prescott. 

670. tSOLOMON, b. Sept. 16, 1774; to. Lydia Haven. 

671. Mary, b. July 15, 1779; m. Dr. Joseph Dix of Worcester. The 

intention of marriage is recorded in Wayland, Mass., Dec. 27, 
1800, she being of East Sudbury, afterwards Wayland. She d. 
Sept, 3, 1834. They had two children : 
i. Dorothea Lynde, b. Feb., 1802. 

ii. Joseph, b. 1814; to. Sarah H. ; d. in Dorchester, 

Feb. 22, 1878; she d. in Boston, Oct. 15, 1881. 
Dorothea Lynde Dix, the philanthropist, d. in Trenton, N. 
J., July 28, 1887. She was probably as well known as any 
descendant of the Bigelow Family, for her endeavors to amelio- 
rate the condition and assisting in the reformation of the in- 
mates of our public correctional institutions, and her efforts in 
behalf of the inmates of the insane asylums in Europe and the 
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98 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

United States. Her first move in behalf of these people was at 
East Cambridge, Mass., where on a visit she found several 
insane persons without proper treatment, in dark and damp 
cells, and no provision for heating their cells ; she applied to 
the jailer, who told her that they did not need it and it would be 
unsafe. She appealed to higher authorities and finally obtained 
what she desired. From there she went to Washington and 
secured the co-operation of members of Congress, and got a bill 
passed for the care of the insane in the District of Columbia. 
She had now found the great work of her life, and from 
this time until her death she devoted her time to the work 
and travelled throughout the United States, in every State 
visiting jails, almshouses, prisons and asylums, and when she 
had made her investigations she would apply to the legislature 
for assistance, and in nearly all the States she obtained legisla- 
tive acts for their better improvement. 

In 1854 she visited Europe, and actively worked in behalf of 
the insane in nearly all the European countries. During the 
Kebellion she was superintendent of hospital nurses. And to 
use the words of James Freeman Clarke: "Her life shows 
what may be done by simple concentration of mind, hand and 
heart on one important object." " There is still another lesson 
to be derived from the life of Miss Dix. The greatest things 
are done by those who forget themselves in some one great 
work, and so at last find joy in the work itself. They seek no 
reward but the satisfaction of accomplishment " A friend 
says in the Unitanan Bevieio : "I often recall the words she 
said to me once in coming out of church, ' I am no enthusiast; 
what I have done is only from a determined will, and because,' 
said she, ' I think it is my duty.' " 

672. John, b. Aug. 29, 1781 ; went west and was never heard from 

afterwards. 

673. James. Family tradition says that there was a son James who 

was a merchant in Boston, a graduate of some college, who died 
unmarried, and was buried in Boston, but a careful examina- 
tion of records and the Boston directories of early date fails to 
find mention of any James Biglow. 

98-263. Solomon Biglow, son of Capt. Joseph and Martha 
(Brigham) Biglow, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Oct. 13, 
1746 ; married, April 6, 1769, Mary Damon (or Denman), and 
died about 1775. His widow married second, Feb. 27, 1777, 
William Small of Fitchburg. We find no record of any children 
by her first husband. 

99-269. John Bigelow of Cummington, Mass., son of 
Capt. John and Rebecca (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Holden 

about 1740, and married Mary . He probably moved 

from Holden with his father about 1761, and went to Quabbin 
(now Greenwicii), as we find that he bought land in Quabbin of 
his father, June 5, 1764. We find him in Goshen in 1785, and 
he died in Cummington, Oct. 19, 1807. His will, dated June 
30, 1806, mentions daughters Prudence Bates, Mary Kingman, 



GENEALOGY. 99 

Hannah Bigelow, Rnhamali Bigelow, Polly Bigelow, Betsey 

Bigelow and Lydia Bigelow, wife Mary, sons John, William and 

Aaron. Aaron was appointed guardian of Betsey and Lydia, 

they being under 14 years : 

C74. tJoHN, b. March 5, 1774; m. Lydia Benedict. 

G75. Prudenck ; m. Bates. 

676. Mary ; m. Kiugmau. 

677. tr)AViD. 

678. tAARON, b. April 30, 1779; m. Semantha Reynolds. 

679. Hannah, b. April 1, 1781; m. 1808, John Luce. 

680. tWiLLiAM, b. April 1, 1784; m. and went south. 

681. RuHAMAH, b. Dec. 26, 1787. 

682. Polly, b. Nov. 23, 1790. 

683. Betsky, b. 1795. 

684. Lybia, b. Aug. 26, 1799. 

103-271. Timothy Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., the 
eldest son of Gershom and Mary (How) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, Nov. 1, 1738, and married, April 7, 1763, Miriam 
How, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Brigham) How; she was 
born in Marlborough, Dec. 5, 1744, and died Nov. 14, 1825. 
He died Nov. 6, 1817. They lived a quiet life on the home 
place in that part of the town known as the "Farm." His will 
mentions sons Ephraim and David, daughters Lydia Williams, 
Betsy Morse, Loviiia Bigelow and Miriam Arnold, and grand- 
daughter Susanna How. Their children were born in Marl- 
borough : 

685. fDAViD, b. Oct. 16, 1763; m. Deborah Doane. 

686. Lydia, b. Jan. 13, 1766; m. Dec. 29, 1785, Abraham Williams, sou 

of William and Betty (McPherson) Williams; b. in Marlborough, 
Dec. 29, 1763; res. Marlborough. 

687. tEPHRAiM, b. May 13, 1768; m. Molly Arnold. 

688. Betsey, b. Sept. 12, 1771; m. Sept. 3, 1794, Foster Morse. 

689. LoviNA, b. Jan. 18, 1776; d. mini. 

690. Miriam, b. April 21, 1778; m. Nov. 27, 1800, Levi Arnold, son of 

Joseph and Persis (Warren) Arnold ; b. in Marlborough, Sept. 
13, 1779. 

103-272. Lieut. Ivory Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., the 
second son of Gershom and Mary (How) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, Oct. 7, 1741, and married, Aug. 13, 1763, Sophia 
Bannister, daughter of Lieut. John and Martha (HttywoM) 
Bannister; she was born in Marlborough, Feb. 7, 1747, and 
died Aug. 13, 1830, aged 83 years. On the death of his father- 
in-law in 1779, the Bannister place passed into his hands and 
has been in the Bigelow family to the present time. Lieut. 
Ivory was one of the leading men of his town, received the 




100 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

title of Lieutenant and was in the service in the Revolutionary 
war; he died Feb. 14, 1804. Their children were born in 
Marlborough : 

Ci9l. fWiLLiAM, b. Jan. 8, 1764; m. Catherine Brighara. 

092. jCnKiSTOPHER Baxnisteu, b. Jan. 20, 17(55 ; m. Rhocla Gleason. 

G93. Solomon, b. Dec. 2, 176G; d. Dec. 9, 1766. 

<;94. tGEKSHOM, b. March 22, 1768; m. Mar}' Howe. 

695. Martha, b. Nov. 22, 1769; d. Sept. 1, "1775. 

696. Abigail, b. Sept. 22, 1772; d. Aug. 23, 1775. 

697. John, b. March 2, 1774; d. Aug. 30, 1775. 

698. Sophia, b. June 7, 1777; m. June 21, 1798, John Lewis; b. in 

Alstead, N. H. ; they lived in New Hampsliire for many vears, 
and she d. Sept. 14, 1821. Tliey liad ; 

i. Louisa, b. Sept. 23, 1798; d. April 4, 1834, in Marl- 
borough, N. H., unm. 
ii. Levi. b. June 28, 1800; «i. Feb., 1819, Betsy Mason; d. 

in Brattleborough, Vt., Aug. 8, 1855. 
iii. Sophia, b. May 4, 1802; m. June 28, 1828, Brigham 
Patterson, and lived in Northborough, Mass., where 
he d. Dec. 4, 1888. They had : 
Aktemas, b. 1829. 

Henry L., b. 1833; res. Northborough. 
Elmer, b. 1835. 

Lizzie, b. 1842; m. Freeman G. Leet. 
iv. Betsy, b. Aug. 16, 1804; m. Nov., 1822, William Tenny; 
lived in Marlborougli, N. H., and Marlborough, Mass. 
Had four children : 

Betsey, b. 1825; m. Henry Bigelow. 
William H., b. 1837. 

Charles H., b. 1843; m. Abbie A. Wheeler. 
Lydia, J>. 1846 ; m. William Strong. 
V. Mary, b. May 6, 1807 : d. in Stow, Mass., July 28, 1831, 

imm. 
vi. Anna, b. May 18, 1810; d. March 13, 1813. 
vii. John, b. Nov. 25. 1812; d. Feb. 18, 1820. 

699. Phebe, b. Jan. 7, 1778 ; d. Oct. 13, 1808, unm. 

701. Mary, b. March 4, 1781 ; (7. May 6, 1784. 

702. Anna, b. Aug. 8, 1783; d. Nov. 18, 1822, unm. 

703. flvoRY, b. Jan. 1, 1785; m. Susannah Rice. 

704. fBENJAMiN, b. June 3, 1788 ; m. Mary Trowbridge. 

104-278. JoTHAM Bigelow of Phillipston, Mass., the fourth 
child and eldest son of Jotham and Persis (Temple) Bigiow, was 
born in Holden, Mass., Dec. 12, 1745, and married Mercy (or 
Mary) Powers of Harvard, where she was born 1750, and she 
died in Phillipston, June 18, 1821. He died in the same town, 
Sept. 7, 1803. His will mentions wife Mercy and daughters 
Persis Temple, wife of John Swan, Polly, wife of Mordacai 
Peckham, Sally, Arathusa and Lucinda. Their children were : 

705. Persis Temple, b. March, 1776 ; m. John Swan. 

706. Polly ; m. Mordacai Peckham. 




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707. Sally, h. Aiie. 29, 1782; m. Feb., 1804, Silas Crotldard, who %vas 

h. in Pliillipston, Mav 21, 1780, and d. Fob. IH, ll-OO; she <?. in 
Spriuirrteld, Mass., March 24, 184.'). They had : 

i. Sally, h. March 22, 180.''); m. Sept. 27, 1824, Ebenezer 

BigeloAV ; lived in rhillipston. 
ii. Mary, h. May 13, 1807; vnm. 

iii, Akathusa, b. June 20, 1800: m. March 30, 1827, Tully 
T. Parker of I'hillipston, and she d. Sept. 19, 1883. 
No children. 

708. Arethusa, b. Sept. 0, 1785; m. Fel).;5, 1805, William Bigelow (her 

cousin) ; lived In Phillipston. 

709. Lucinda; in. Josiah Bigelow (her cousin). 

104-280. Judge William Bigelow of Guilford, Vt., son of 
Jotham and Mary (Richardson) Biglow, was born in Holden, 
Mass., Feb. 20, 1751. When but a boy his father moved to 
Guilford, Vt., where, in 1782, he married Damaris Hapgood. 
He was early chosen Town Clerk and soon became one of the 
prominent men in his vicinity, served some years as Selectman, 
and represented the town in the State legislature. During the 
troubles between New York and Vermont in regard to jurisdic- 
tion of the southern part of the State, he was prominently 
identified, taking sides in behalf of New York. He was for 
twenty years Judge of the Windham County Court, and a large 
land owner in Guilford, and died Oct. 14, 1814. His will men- 
tioned wife Damaris, sons Levi, Joseph and Asa, daughters 
Damaris and Betsey. Their children were : 

710. tWiLLiAM, b. Jan. 26, 1783; m. Lucretia Ashcroft. 

711. fLEVi, b. Feb. 25, 1785; to. Hannah E. Goodrich. 

712. Rebecca, h. July 24, 1787; m. April 1, 1810, Salmon Sheldon of 

Leyden, Mass. ; d. Aug. 7, 1858; hed. Feb. 18, 1862. They had : 
i. Salmon Bigelow, h. March 15, 1811 ; d. Nov. 20' 1879; 

res. Buckheart, III. 
ii. Victor Moreau, b. Dec. 16, 1812; d. Aug. 26, 1846; 

res. Springfield, 111. 
iii. "William, b. May 24, 1815; res. Duxbury, Mass. 
iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 18, 1817; d. young. 
V. Emeline, b. 1819; d. Feb. 20, 1846; res. Leyden. 
vi. Henry, b. April 16, 1820; on. Nov. 7, 1882, Marion F. 

Bigelow ; res. Greenfield, Mass. 
vii. Lewis, b. Oct. 4, 1822; res. Montague, Mass. 
viii. Olive Maria, b. July 15, 1825. 
ix. Ellen Rebecca, b. June 8, 1829 ; d. Feb. 25, 1871 ; res. 
Townsend, Mass. 

713. tAsA, b. Jan. 21, 1790; m. Eliza Browning. 

714. Damaris, b. May 9, 1792 ; m. Oct. 31, 1816', Daniel Garrett of Bain- 

bridge, N. Y. 

715. Betsey, b. Aug. 1, 1795; m. Daniels; res. New York. 

716. Joseph, b. Oct. 22, 1798; d. at Catskill, N. Y., about 1828, unm. 

104-281. Col. Joel Bigelow of Guilford, Vt., son of Jotham 
and Mary (Richardson) Biglow, was born in Holden, Mass., 



102 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

June 30, 1752, and married, about 1773, Sarah Stowellof Peters- 
ham. He lived many years in Guilford, where he owned a 
large farm near the centre of the town, and they had a large 
family of children. He was honored with the title of Colonel 
and was one of the substantial men of the town. During the 
controversy between Vermont and New York concerniug the 
jurisdiction of the southern part of Vermont he was quite promi- 
nent, taking sides with New York, and was elected a mem- 
ber of the Assembly in 1784 from Cumberland County, which 
was the name given to the territory in dispute, and included 
Guilford ; he was also commissioned as an Adjutant by the State 
of New York about that time. Sarah, his wife, died in Guilford 
about 1821. Soon after the death of his wife he removed to 
Ellisburg, N. Y., to live with his son Jotham and died there, 
1830. His children were born in Guilford : 

717. tJoHN, h. Nov. 7, 1774 ; m. Rebecca Grow. 

718. Sally, h. Feb. 20, 1776 ; m. March 7, 1798, Joseph Willard; moved 

to New York State. 

719. Polly, h. Jan. 28, 1778; m. Nov. 28, 1800, Amos Billings of Ley- 

den, Mass. They had a large family. 

720. Joel, h. March 8, 1780; went away from home soon after he was 

twenty-one, and tradition says he went to Montreal, P. Q., 
married and became a merchant in that city. 

721. t William, h. Nov. 16, 1781 ; m. Arethusa Bigelow. 

722. tJoTiiAM, h. Jan. 28, 1784; m. Celiuda Bullock. 

723. tKiCHAKDSON, h. Oct. 5, 1785; m. Mrs. Sarah (Chandler) Hall. 

724. Ira, h. Aug. 23, 1787. 

725. RuFus, ?;. July 8, 1789; d. unm. 

726. TiHZAH, b. July 7, 1792; m. Ambrose Hunt of Ellisburg, N. Y. ; 

d. in Watertown, N. Y. No issue. 

104-282. JosiAH Richardson Bigelow (more generally 
known as " Josiah Bigelow"), son of Jotham and Mary (Rich- 
ardson) Biglow, was born in Holden, Mass., April 17, 1754, 
and when he was but a child his father moved to Guilford, Vt. ; 
he .married Sarah Culver, daughter of David Culver of Guil- 
ford. They lived for many years in Guilford, and on March 10, 
1800, he moved to Pompey, N. Y., where he bought 590 acres of 
land of Samuel Beebe, and with his boys he proceeded to clear 
up the land. In three years' time he had cleared 100 acres, 
when he was taken down with the fever incident to the newly 
settled country, and died Dec. 17, 1803. His death resulted 
in the breaking up of the family, and about two years later bis 



GENEALOGY. 103 

widow died, and was buried at Pompey. Tlieir children were 
born in Guilford, Vt. : 

727. tl^AViD ; m. Cynthia Clark ; res. western New York. 

728. Polly (or Mary) ; m. Dr. Allen ; res. Canada ; he d. ; she m. second, 

Hopkins. 

729. tAiJEL; m. Sarah Clark; res. Oakland Co., Mich. 

730. t Jo.siAH ; 711. Lucinda BiiicloAv ; res. Mass. 

731. tJoAB, b. Oct. 22, 1793 ;\ m^„:,,„. f m. Lois Putnam. 

732. Sabrina, &. Oct. 22, 1793; ; ^^^'""'Iw. Aug. 29, 1813, Meritt 

Butler; b. in Ilarwinton, Conn., April 10, 1790; d. in Poiupey, N. 
Y., Aug. 30, 1878 ; she d. June 24, 1875. They had h. in Pompey : 
i. JosiAii BiCtKLOw, b. Sept. 15, 181(i; m. May 13, 1841, 
Susan Miller; d. Jan. 21, 1855. They had: 
JouN M., b. July 27, 1842. 
Susan A., b. Nov. 20, 1846. 
Edwin J., b. Sept. 1, 1848; d. 1861. 
ii. Sarah Loulsa, b. April 24, 1819; m. July IS, 1839, Geo. 
M. Peck; res. Scranton, Pa. They had: 
Mkrritt B., b. Oct. 8, 1840. 
George, b. July 1, 1843. 
JosLVH E., b. June IS, 1847. 
LuTiiEK W., b. March 22, 1845. 
Wu.LiAM H., b. May 28, 1852. 
iii. Ellen, b. Aug. 27, 1824; m. Sept. 25, 1847, Carmi Hay- 
den ; res. Pompey. They had : 
Ellen A., b. Dec. 20, 1855. 
iv. Ame[.ia Sabrina, b. April 19, 1827; in. Oct. 1, 1850, Uri 
H. Patterson. They had : 

AsHBEL, b. July 29, 1851. 

JOSIAH B. 

V. Ebenezer, b. May 25, 1829; m. Sept. 2, 1857, Juliet E. 
Spencer; b. Dec. 31, 1835; res. Syracuse, N. Y. They 
had : 

George H., h. April 2, 1861. 
Anna S., b. Sept. 22, 1869. 
vi. Wells MERrrr, b. Feb. 13, 1834; m. May 11, 1857, 
Mary F. Bryant ; res. Pompey, N. Y. No issue. 

733. Sally; m. Latham Clark. 

734. fELiSHA, b. Jan. i'8, 1796; m. Maria Reed. 

735. t James, b. March 1, 1799; m. Eunice Springer. 

105-285. Benjamin Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., the eldest 
sou of Benjamin and Levina (Thomas) Bigelow, was born in 
Brookfield, Mass., Jan. 5, 1745, and married in Hartford, Sept. 
18, 1768, Mary Collyer. The record of this family is very 
incomplete. From the church records in Hartford we find that 
his wife died June 15, 1789, aged 44 years. He probably mar- 
ried again, and moved from Hartford to Stratford, Conn., where 
we find by inscriptions on gravestones that Benjamin Bigelow 
died, Sept. 25, 1815, aged 70 years, and Catherine Bigelow 
died, Aug. 1, 1821, aged 73 years. From the church records at 
Hartford we find the following relating to his children : 

736. Roderick; bapt. June 12, 1769; d. July 24, 1769. 



104 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

737. A child; d. April 23, 1772. 

738. An infant child; d. Feb. 14, 1776. 

739. A son, b. 1778; d. July J 7, 1791. 

740. An infant child; rZ. July 30, 1780. 

105-288. Edmund Bigelow of Middletowu, Vt., son of 
Benjamin and Levinah (Thomas) Bigelow, was born in Shrews- 
bury, Mass. When very small his father moved to Springfield 
and then to Hartford, Conn., where he lived several years. 
About 1770 his father moved to Woi'thington, Mass., where he 
died in 1773, and Edmund was appointed administrator of the 
estate. He served in the Continental army as Paymaster and 
was at Bennington and Ticonderoga. After the war he moved 
to Middletown, Vt., where he was a leading man in the new 
town, was Moderator of the first town meeting, Nov. 17, 1784, 
was chosen the first Selectman, March 7, 1785, and was 
chosen to that and other town offices for many years. He was 
the first Justice of the Peace in that town, which position he 
held for many years. He married Olive Stone and died in 
Middletown in 1.S24. They had the following family: 

741. Mary; ??;. Stone, and moved to New York State. 

742. Lefy; to. Squier; lived in Middletown, Vt. 

743. Sophy ; to. Mann ; lived in Lyons, N. Y. 

744. tWn-LiAM, h. 1791 ; m. Dorinda Brewster. 

745. Jane ; to. Fitield ; moved to Ohio. 

746. Hakriett; in. Smith. 

108-295. Samuel Bigelow of Shrewsbury, Mass., the eldest 
child of Samuel and Jedidah (Hathron) Bigelow, was born in 
Shrewsbury, Mass., June 24, 1731, and married in Shrewsbury, 
July 1, 1755, Phebe Rand, daughter of Daniel Rand; she died 
June 10, 1770, and he married second, 1770, Anna Winchester 
of Grafton. We find no date of his death, but his estate was 
appraised April 10, 1787, and was valued at £240. They had 
the following family : 

747. Leviniah, h. Feb. 1, 1756; to. Nov. 5, 1776, Samuel Whitney of 

Westborough, son of Eleazer and Mary Whitney; h. Dec. 2, 
1746. Lived in Westborongh. 

748. Mary, h. April 13, 1757. 

749. Vasuti, h. May 19, 1758; to. Feb. 26, 1777, James Wheeler, son of 

Ebenezer Wheeler of Grafton; /;. Dec. 22, 1756, and lived in 
Grafton, where he d. Feb. 15, 1828. They had a large family. 

750. Lucretia, /). June 1, 1760; w. Aug. 14, 1781, Adam Harrington, 

son of Isaac and Hannah (Whipple) Harrington of Shrewsbury ; 
b. in 1759, and d. of small-pox, Nov. 12, 1792; she m. second, 



GENEALOGY. 105 

Fcl). 10, 1794, Capt. Martin Newton. She had by her first 
husband : 

i. Hannah, b. 1782 : m. Silas Whcelock, and had : 
LuTiiKR, l>. 1802; d. 1820. 
Clakkndon. /*. 1804: m. Abigail Fairbanlcs. 
Hakhikt, h. 180G. 

Eliza W., b. 1809; m. Oliver Harrington, 
ii. ZiLLAH, b. 1784 ; m. Daniel Harrington. They had : 
Ada:m, b. 1809. 
Henry H.. b. 1811. 
Marion, b. 1819; m. Rnfus "Wesson. 
ROSANNA, b. 1822. 
iii. Isaac, b. 1790 ; m. Rhoda Smith. They liad : 
Sabiuel S., b. 1810. 
Elbridge G., b. 1812. 
Isaac S., b. 1813. 
Nancy E., b. 1815. 
Charlotte L., b. 1818. 
' Ad AIM L., b. 1820. 

Clarinda a., b. 1822; d. 1831. 
iv. Lucretia, b. 1793; m. Henry Gary. They had: 
Adam H., b. 1812. 
Theodore C, b. 1813. 
IS.V.VC H., b. 1815. 

751. fHrniPHREY, 5. Sept. 4, 1761 ; m. Mary Underwood. 

752. Serena, b. March 16, 1765; m. Nov. 13, 1786, Benjamin Jennings 

of Broolifleld, Mass. 

753. John, b. Dec. 11, 1771. 

108-299. Rev. Silas Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Jedidah (Hathrou) Bigelow, was born in Shrews- 
bury, Mass., Oct. 10, 1739. He graduated at Harvard Univer- 
sity, 1765, and was ordained to the ministry in Paxton, Oct. 21, 
1767. He married Mrs. Sarah Hall of Sutton. After about 
two years' pastorate in Paxton he was taken sick on his thirtieth 
birthday and died Nov. 16, 1769. We find no record of any 
children. 

108-300. Solomon Bigelow of Brookfield, Vt., sixth child 
and fourth son of Samuel and Jedidah (Harthron) Bigelow, was 
born in Shrewsbury, Mass., July 1, 1742, and married, March 
4, 1761, Sarah Newton, daughter of Elisha Newton of Sln-ews- 
bury. They lived in Shrewsbury a few years, when they are 
said to have moved to Vermont, where she died. He married 
second, 1772, Hannah Sanderson, and lived for many years in 
Brookfield, where he died May 12, 1808. The first three chil- 
dren were born in Shrewsbury and the remainder in Vermont : 

754. tBARNA, b. Sept. 11, 1762; m. Nabby Pride. 

755. Silas, b. Dec. 1, 1764; d. yonng. 

756. tSiLAS, b. Dec. 24, 1766; m. Elizabeth B. Boynton. 

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106 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

757. Ebenezer. 

758. Patty ; m. Amasa Pride ; lived in Waterbury, Vt. 

759. Sally ; m. Winslow ; lived in Eaton, N. Y. 

760. Luclnda; m. William Pride. 

761. tAsA, b. Sept. 22, 1784; m. Anna W. Paine. 

108-301. Ithamar Bigelow of Paxton, Mass. , son of Samuel 
and Jedidah (Hathron) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, July 
30, 1745, and married, 1768, Persis Barrett of Paxton, daughter 
of Dea. Timothy Barrett. Their intention of marriage was 
entered at Northborough, Nov. 5, 1768. They lived in Paxton, 
where he died, March 10, 1807; she died, Dec. 1, 1848, aged 
96 years, 9 months, 29 days. Their children were born in Pax- 
ton and were : 

762. tTlMOTHY, b. Oct. 4, 1770 ; m. Anna Earle. 

763. Silas, b. April 3, 1772; d. April 2, 1783. 

764. flTHAMAR, b. Nov. 21, 1773; m. Sophia Earle. 

765. Persis, b. Nov. 15, 1775 ; m. May 25, 1796, Joel Smith ; res. Paxton. 

They had : 

i. Samuel Stillman, b. Oct. 28, 1802. 
ii. Da^td Hume, b. Feb. 17, 1806. 

766. Lucy, b. April 28, 1778; m. Nov. 7, 1798, Willard M. Hubbard. 

767. Lewis, b. Sept. 1, 1780; d. Sept. 28, 1807. 

768. tSiLAS, b. Feb. 6, 1786 ; m. Sophia Lamb. 

109-303. Cornelius Bigelow of Westborough, Mass., the 
eldest son of Cornelius and Mary (Graves) Biglow, was born 
in Marlborough, Dec. 30, 1732, and married, 1754, Sarah 
Miller, daughter of James and Sarah Miller. They lived in 
Westborough, where he died ; an inventory of his estate was taken 
Feb. 19, 1771, which was valued at £591-16-9, and Sarah, his 
widow, was appointed administratrix. Their children were born 
in Westborough : 

769. tAsAiiEL, b. May 11, 1755; m. Martha Hall. 

770. Lucy, b. Sept. 14, 1757 ; m. Aug. 16, 1779, Drury Fairbanks of West- 

borough. 

771. Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1760; m. May 15, 1785, Moses Pike. On the 

death of her father Seth Little was appointed her guardian. 

772. Catherine, b. March 9, 1762; m. 1781, Elisha Fay. 

773. fAMASA, b. July 10, 1765; m. Hannah Bathrick. 

109-308. Paul Biglow, son of Cornelius and Mary (Graves) 
Biglow, was born in Westborough, Mass., Jan. 21, 1741 ; mar- 
ried in Upton, Mass., Aug. 13, 1761, Hannah Ober of Upton. 
They appear to have lived in Upton a short time after their mar- 
riage, and then returned to Westborough, where we find they were 
warned (according to the usual custom of those days) to leave 



GENEALOGY. 107 

town, in 1763, but he does not appear to have done so, as we 
find him in Westborough for several years after. He was in the 
service at Cambridge, April 19, 1775, as a drummer in the 
Westborough company of Minute Men. He is said to have 
moved to Vermont about the close of the war, and afterwards to 
Montreal. He was a goldsmith by trade, and died March 1, 
1806. She died his widow at East Ashford, N. Y., Sept. 3, 
1835, aged 91 years. Family tradition says he was at the 
taking of Quebec under Geu. Wolfe, and that he served in the 
army throughout the Revolutionary war. His family were : 

774. Ebenezek, b. in Uptou, Oct. 18, 1762; m. Higgins. 

775. John, b. in Westboroiigli, June 7, 17G5 ; was killed April 27, 1813. 

776. fJosEPH, b. in Westborough, .July 22, 1767 ; m. Sarah Higgins. 

777. fBENjAMiN, b. in Westborough, Aug. 2, 1769 ; m. Eunice Aiken. 

778. tCoRNELius, b. in Uptou, May 20, 1772 ; m. Persis Harris. 

779. Elisha, b. Dec. 2, 1774; d. March 19, 1776. 

780. Hannah, b. in Westborough, April 5, 1777; m. Wright; d. 

June 4, 1841. They had four children : 

i. OLn'E; m. first, Stority; second, Weeks; 

res. Troy, N, Y. 

ii. Daughter ; m. Coles ; res. Troy, N. Y. 

iii. Alvan; res. Eochester, N. Y. 
iv. Russell ; res. Rochester, N. Y. 

781. fELiSHA, b. Jan. 30, 1780; m. Elizabeth Cheney. 

782. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1782; m. Nov. 6, 1803, Josiah Winants; b. May 

29, 1781; d. June 11, 1862; she (^. April 11, 1825. They lived 
several years in Montreal; moved to Albany, N. Y., in 1812. 
They had : 

i. Henry. 
ii. Parmilla. 

iii. Marani; m. Rev. Mr. Williams; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
iv. Laura ; m. Samuel Tallmadge ; d. in Castleton, N. Y. 
^ v. Louisa; m. Munson Provost; d. in Morrisania, N. Y. 
*^ vi. Josiah; res. Wilmington, Del. 

783. tJoB, b. in Brookline, Vt., March 29, 1785; vi. Hannah . 

109-309. Noah Bigelow of Westborough, Mass., son of 
Cornelius and Mary (Graves) Bigelow, was born in West- 
borough, Sept. 9, 1742 ; married, Jan. 22, 1766, Kate (or 
Catherine) Shay of Hopkiuton. They lived a short time in West- 
borough, where two children were born : 

784. Noah, b. June 29, 1766, 

785. Roger, b. March 18, 1768. 

110-321. Thomas Bigelow of Douglas, Mass., son of 
Jedediah and Thamazine (Nurse) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, 
Aug. 14, 1753, and married, March 3, 1774, Hannah Chase of 
Douglas, where they lived and died. He died March 14, 1837, 



108 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

aged 83 years. He was Selectman in 1793. Their children 
were born in Douglas : 

786. Mary, h. Feb. 1, 1775; m. Oct. 21, 1790, Aaron White. 

787. John, b. Sept. 6, 1777. 

788. Abigail, b. July 30, 1779; m. Dec. 1, 1803, Cornelius Putnam of 

Sutton. 

789. fTnoMAS, b. Sept. 8, 1781 ; m. Jeruslia Putnam. 

790. ISamuel, b. March 12, 1784 ; m. Sally Putnam. 

791. tELijAH, b. Sept. 28, 1786; m. Phebe Putnam. 

792. fAMOS, b. Aug. 10, 1789 ; m. Fanny Stockwell. 

793. fJKSSE, b. March 7, 1792 ; m. Hulciah "Waters. 

794. Jason, 6. July 2, 1795. 

112-329. Jason Bigelow of North Brookfield, Mass., son of 
Jason and Abigail (Witt) Bigelow, was born (in that part of 
Brookfield now included in North Brookfield) Aug. 20, 1753, 
and married, March 23, 1775, Judith Dane of Brookfield. They 
lived in that town, and he died Feb. 2, 1826, and she died Nov. 
1, 1821. Their children were : 

795. Silas, b. March 16, 1776; d. Oct. 28, 1820, unm. 

796. Lucy, b. Feb. 21, 1778; d. young. 

797. Lucy, b. Nov. 19, 1779 ; m. Jan. 8, 1809, Thomas Tucker of Brook- 

lielcl, where she d. April 14, 1841. They had : 

i. Clarinda, b. Nov. 17, 1809; m. Oct. 22, 1847, James 

Yokes; d. April 9, 1864. 
ii. Thomas Henry, b. April 13, 1811; m. Nancy H. Blake, 
iii. Lucy Ann, b. May 3, 1814; m. Eufus S. Boynton of 

Pelham. 
iv. Judith Sophronia, b. Dec. 22, 1815; d. Feb. 23, 1848. 
V. Elbridge, b. Sept., 1818; d. young. 
vi. Nancy Bigelow, b. Aug. 20, 1821 ; to. Curtis Stoddard. 

798. Judith, b. March 3, 1782; m. June 9, 1811, Christopher Page of 

Hardwick; d. in Prescott, Mass., Feb. 1, 1873, aged 90 years. 

799. t Jason, b. May 2, 1784; m. Patty Waite. 

800. Sarah, b. Oct. 7, 1786; m. Nov." 12, 1804, Kittridge Hill of North 

Brookfield ; d. Feb. 23, 1867, aged 80 years ; he d. Nov. 22, 1859. 
They had : 

i. Salinda, b. Sept. 20, 1805 ; d. 1806. 
ii. Salinda, b. Sept. 21, 1806; m. March 28, 1832, Walter 

Walker, Jr. 
iii. Erastus, b. Jan. 1, 1808; to. Hannah C. Whittier. 
iv. Lucy Ann, b. May 19, 1810; m. Charles P. Adams. 
V. John, b. Feb. 12, 1812; to. Mrs. Abigail Jewell. He 

was a civil engineer and prominent in his profession, 
vi. Kittridge, b. Sept. 29, 1813; to. Susan II. Brimhall; 

went West. 
vii. Sarah, b. Jan. 21, 1817; m. Wm. H. Ayers. 
viii. Nancy E., b. June 13, 1819. 
ix. Jason B., b. Dec. 11, 1820; m. Frauces A. Corbett. 
X. Louis E., b. May 10, 1825; was m. twice. 

801. Samuel, b. Dec. 18, 1788; d. April 21, 1789. 

802. fJoHN, b. Feb. 5, 1790; to. Betsey Mayuard. 



GENEALOGY. 109 

803. Jonas, /). Aug. 4, 1792; d. March 14, 1703. 

804. Nancy, b. Anii;. 4, 1792 ; m. Boals Thomas of ITarchvick, 

Mass. ; d. May 12, 1821. He was son of Aiuos and I rp jj^g 
Eunice (Bangs) Thomas; b. in New Salem, Mass., ' 
.Tune 29, 1781; d. in llardwick, Mass., Aug. 24, 1854. 
vcs. llardwick ; and had : 

i. Jacok Bigelow, h. in llardwick, Aug. 6, 1817; in. April 
17, 1)S50, rhila Maudell; d. Nov. 25, 1880. Had one 
son : 

Martin M., b. June 28, 1861; m. Jan. 24, 1889, 
Eva Johnson. 

805. An infant, h. Feb. 7, 1795; d. Feb. 8, 1795. 
80G. fJoNAS, b. Aug. 7, 1796; m. Nancy Maynard. 

114-334. Francis Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., son of 
Dea. Amariah and Sarah (Eveleth) Bigelow, was born in tliat 
part of Shrewsbury now included in West Boylston, Aug. 20, 
1753; married, Oct. 29, 1778, Leviuah Beaman ; resided in 
West Boylston. They had a family, but we failed to learn 
names or dates. 

114-335. Abel Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., the second 
son of Dea. Amariah and Sarah (Eveleth) Bigelow, was born 
in that part of Shrewsbury now included in West Boylston, 
Jan. 27, 1755, and married, Oct. 1, 1778, Martha Bigelow, 
daughter of Capt. Joseph and Olive (Beaman) Bigelow ; she was 
born in Shrewsbury, May 14, 1753, and died in West Boylston, 
Sept. 10, 1848, aged 95 years. He died, Oct. 14, 1821, aged 
66 years. Their children were : 

807. fDENNis, h. July 15, 1779 ; m. Cynthia Fletcher. 

808. AiiTEMAS, b. Jan. 21, 1781 ; d. Nov. 21, 1781. 

809. Martha, b. Mav 27, 1783 ; m. Amos Lowell ; res. West Boylston, 

810. fABEL, b. July 19, 1785; m. Amelia Tilton. 

811. Olivia, b. Oct. 17, 1788; m. .John C. Jones; res. West Boylston. 

812. fEPHKAiM, b. Feb. 20, 1791 ; m. Polly Brigham. 

813. -j-AsA, b. March 19, 1794; m. Lois Harthan. 

114-336. Dr. Amariah Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., 
son of Dea. Amariah and Sarah (Eveleth) Bigelow, was born in 
that part of Shrewsbury now included in West Boylston, March 
23, 1757; married, 1781, Persis Beaman. They lived on the 
home place, where he died, 1790. His widow married second, 
March 21, 1793, John Temple. The children of Dr. Amariah 
were : 

814. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 22, 1781; d. young. 
816. tEzRA, b. Nov. 27, 1782; m. Cynthia Child. 

816. Persis, b. July 17, 1785; m. Nov. 20, 1805, Joseph Lovell. 

817. SuKEY, b. April 1, 1788; m. March 22, 1810, David Lovell. 



110 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

114-340. Elnathan Bigelow, youngest son of Dea. Amariah 
and Sarah (Eveleth) Bigelow, was born in that part of Shrews- 
bury now included in West Boylston, Sept. 9, 1767. He early 
went from home and settled in Portsmouth, N. H., where he 
married, Nov. 25, 1804, Sarah F. Seawards, and is said to have 
had a family, but we have thus far been unable to learn any- 
thing more concerning them. 

120-359. Amos Bigelow, son of Abraham and Anna (Fiske) 
Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 30, 1760; married, 
June 9, 1783, Lucy Savage, daughter of Samuel P. and Sarah 
(Tyler) Savage. He died previous to 1795. His brother 
Abraham was appointed administrator Dec. 4, 1794, and Isaac 
Lamson was appointed guardian of Sally, Lucy and Faith Bige- 
low, Nov. 6, 1800, they being under fourteen years of age, and 
Amos, Jr., being over fourteen years of age made choice of 
Isaac Lamson as guardian. The children of Amos were : 



818. 


Anna. 


819. 


Amos, b. in "Weston, Feb. 3, 1786. 


820. 


Sally. 


821. 


Lucy. 


822. 


Faith ; m. Col. Isaac Emery of Boston, and had three children 




i. George F. 




ii. William H. 




iii. A daughter. 



120-860. Abraham Bigelow, son of Abraham and Anna 
(Fiske) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 18, 1762; 
married, May 22, 1785, Hepsibeh Jones. He graduated at 
Harvard University 1782 ; studied law, was admitted to the 
bar early and was a very successful lawyer. He was for many 
years Clerk of the Court at Cambridge, Mass., where he resided, 
and died July 6, 1832. Their children were : 

823. tHoRATio, b. May 30, 1790; m. 

824. Abraham, b. March 14, 1794:. 

825. Amelia H. ; m. Aug. 17, 1835, Dr. George C. Shattuck, as his 

second wife. No issue. 

826. Anna Maria; d. Oct. 27, 1805. 

120-361. John Bigelow, son of Abraham and Anna (Fiske) 
Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., April 14, 1765 ; married, 
Oct. 14, 1784, Lydia Spring, and soon removed to New York 
State where they had a large family, and resided in the vicinity 



GENEALOGY. Ill 

of Seneca Falls, where they both died, but we fail to learn the 
dates. The following is the list of their children : 

827. tIsAAC, b. about 1785; m. Angeline Prentice; res. Junius, N. Y., 

■where thev liad six cliildren. 

828. Clarissa, 6.'1786 ; m. Dec. 25, 1813, John P. Tripp ; res. Michigan ; 

d. about 1834. They had : 

i. Maria, b. Jan. 2, 1815. 

ii. Lydia, b. 1817. 

iii. Demarius, b. June 16, 1819; d. March 11, 1854. 
iv. Jajies, b. Sept. 2, 1821. 

V. Samuel, b. May, 1823; d. 1824. \rp^. 
vi. Lydia, b. May, 1823; d. 1850. / ^ "'*"»• 
vii. John, b. Feb., 1825. 
viii. Lorenzo, b. 1827. 
ix. Sarah, b. 1829. 

X. Benjamin, b. June 27, 1833. 

829. Ann, b. 1789; m. Jan. 1, 1810, Thomas Howe; b. Oct. 20, 1784; 

d. Oct. 4, 1856; slie d. Aug. 19, 1863; res. Junius, N. Y., where 
they had a large f amilj' : 

i. Nancy W., b. Dec. 30, 1810; d. Aug. 13, 1815. 
ii. Pearley p., b. Jan. 19, 1813; m. Oct. 14, 1838, Rebecca 
Norris; />. Oct. 10, 1818; he d. in Waterloo, N. Y., 
Jan. 6, 1882. They had : 

Thomas, b. July 6, 1839 ; d. Feb. 8, 1842. 

Mary Bigelow, b. April 27, 1841; m. 1864, 

Walter J. Seymour. 
Bigelow, b. April 25, 1843; d. April 15, 1858. 
John Knox, b. Aug. 14, 1844; d. Jan. 8, 1846. 
Genevra,?^Nov. 17, 1846; m. twice; res. Saranac 

Lake, N. Y. 
Alice C, b. May 24, 1851; m. 1877, Louis S. 
Thurwachter. 
iii. Nancy W., b. Aug. 6, 1815; d. Oct. 8, 1837. 
iv. WiLLARD W., b. May 3, 1817; m. Dec. 12, 1848, Mary 
Littell; b. Aug. 8, 1825; res. Toledo, O. They had: 
Charles T., b. April 3, 1850; res. Minneapolis. 
WiLLARD W., b. June 29, 1853; res. Toledo. 
Henrietta L., b. June 3, 1855; m. 1883, Wilbur 

F. Goodspeed. 
John E., b. May 11, 1859; res. Toledo. 
V. Thomas L., b. April 18, 1819 ; d. April 1, 1832. 
vi. Martha, /;. June 29, 1821; m. Sept. 1, 1839, William 
Wyckoff Herbert ; b. Nov. 13, 1811; d. May 5, 1861; 
she d. Feb. 26, 1844. They had : 

Mary Bigelow, b. March 31, 1842; m. 1867, 

Milton J. Coy ; res. Paw Paw, Mich. 
Nancy C, b. Jan. 20, 1840; was thrice m. ; res. 

St. Louis. 
Martha A., b. Jan. 10, 1844; m. 1865, Edward C. 
Manning, 
vii. Harriette, b. Feb. 3, 1824; m. Feb. 3, 1846, John K. 
Loring; b. Feb. 4, 1821; d. Jan. 20, 1881; she d. Dec. 
5, 1885. They had : 

WiLLARD Howe, b. Nov. 6, 1846 ; m. 1870, Mary 

F. Ritchie. 
Thomas B., b. July 26, 1850; m. 1874, Anna E. 
Finley. 



112 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

viii. Horatio W., h. May 24, 1827; d. Oct. 13, 1828. 
ix. "Warren M., h. Aug. 16, 1829; m. April 5, 1854, Cornelia 
E. Southwick; h. Oct. 9, 1835; res. Kalamazoo Co., 
Midi. Tliey had : 

Aden Southwick, h. Jan. 2, 1855. 

Thomas Loring, b. Oct. 23, 1857. 

Lilly Anna, h. April 21, 1858 ; d. April 20, 1862. 

Edward M., h. Aug. 18, 1862. 

Charlton W., h. Sept. 14, 18G4. 

Warren M., h. Oct. 18, 1866. 

Nellie E., h. March 22, 1869. 

Harriette, 5. Aug. 25, 1872. 

Lottie May, h. Nov., 1873. 
X. Charles T. L., />. Jan. 1, 1832; m. Feb. 11, 1868, Vienna 
Ballou Goff; h. May 3, 1839; d. Dec. 10, 1868; m. 
second, Nov. 2, 1871, Agues Goflf; h. Dec. 2, 1842; 
res. Ciucinuati, O. Tliey had : 

Thomas Goff, h. Nov. 18, 1858 ; d. June 24, 1859. 

WiLLARD Warren, h. July 31, 1860. 

Harry Truman, h. Sept. 25, 1862. 

Charles Goff, 5. July 21, 1873. 

830. Abigail ; m. William King. They liad one son : 

i. Horatio, h. about 1827 ; d. 1847. 
830^. Lydia; m. Horton; res. Micliigan. 

831. Martha; m. S. W. Whitman. 

832. Sally ; m. Andrew Rowley. 

833. fJoHN Lorenzo, h. about 1800 ; m. Mary Davis. 
833^. Catherine; d. unm. 

120-362. Samuel Bigelow, son of Abraham and Anna 
(Fiske) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 4, 1773; 
married, 1790, Mara Howe; born in Deerfield, Mass., May, 
1774; died at Ticonderoga, N. Y., May 11, 1862. He was a 
lawyer by profession, and early went to Ticonderoga, where he 
had a family, and died Oct., 1817. Their children were born in 
Ticonderoga : 

834. Horatio, h. 1795 ; m. Phebe Cook ; res. Massachusetts. 

835. Laura Strong, b. 1798; d. Nov., 1826. 

836. Samuel Smith, b. 1800. 

837. Stephen Van Rennselakr, b. Feb. 16, 1803; m. Feb., 1835, 

Caroline Hay ; res. Ticonderoga. 

838. IAndrkw Craig, b. July 2, 1805; m, Eliza M. Hyde. 

839. Anna Havens, b. Oct. 22, 1807; m. Oct. 29, 1826, Palmer M. 

Baker; b. May 10, 1801; d. Feb. 22, 1883; she d. Dec. 31, 1869; 
res. Ticondei'oga. 

840. Letjtia, h. Jan. 6, 1810; m. Jan. 6, 1828, Melancthon W. Wilsoil; 

b. Sept. 6, 1805 ; she d. July 15, 1853, in Ticonderoga. 

122-364. Rev. Jacob Bigelow of Sudbury, Mass., son of 
Jacob and Susanna (Mead) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, 
Mass., Feb. 19, 1743. He graduated at Harvard University in 
the class of 1766, and was ordained to the ministry at Sudbury, 
Nov. 11, 1772, and continued to be their pastor until June 1, 



GENEALOGY. 113 

1814, when, having become infirm, the town settled a colleague 
pastor. He died Sept. 12, 1816, at the age of 73, having lilled 
the pastorate for over 40 years. He was greatly beloved by his 
people, and in his last years he was granted an annuity. Hud- 
son in his History of Sudbury says: "He was twice married. 
His first wife was a sister of Dr. Heard of Concord. By this 
marriage he had a daughter. He married for a second wife, 
Mrs. Wells and had two sous." But we fail to find any mention 
on the public records of more than one wife. We find on the 
Lancaster Records, that Rev. Jacob Bigelow of Sudbury, and 
Elizabeth Wells of Lancaster, were married Nov. 23, 1775, and 
we find on the Town Records of Sudbury, that the following 
were the children of Rev. Jacob Bigelow and wife Elizabeth : 

841. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 28, 1777; m. Jan 1, 1801, xisahel Wheeler. 

842. tHENRY, b. Oct. 11, 1783; m. Sopliia Field. 

843. Jacob, b. Feb. 27, 1786; m. Mary vScollay. 

122-3G8. Thomas Bigelow of Waltham, Mass., son of 
Jacob and Susanna (Mead) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, 
Nov. 26, 1751, and married, Nov. 24, 1774, Elizabeth Wales. 
He died in a few years leaving one daughter : 

844. Susanna, b. Sept. 9, 1775; m. Stiinson. 

His widow married second, Dec. 29, 1778, Joseph Field of 

Boston and had four children by second marriage : 

Bktsey; cl. unm. 

SoriiiA, b. July 16, 1790; m. Henry Bigelow. 

Joseph. 

A Daughter ; m. Eev. Mr. Pratt. 

122-369. Capt. Samuel Bigelow of Waltham and Barre, 
Mass., son of Jacob and Susanna (Mead) Bigelow, was born in 
Waltham, April 9, 1754, and married, May 30, 1776, Mary 
Harrington, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Ball) Harrington. 
She was born April 16, 1754, and died Dec. 22, 1787. He 
married second, Jan. 7, 1790, Betsey Sanger of Framingham. 
''At the time of the breaking out of the Revolution he was 22 
years old, he shouldered his flint-lock musket and offered his 
services as did many others on the memorable 19th of April, 
1775, and served during a greater portion of the seven years 
war, receiving only a slight wound in the hand." He was com- 
missioned as Lieut, by Gov. John Hancock, Nov. 26, 1781, in 

the First Regiment of militia in Middlesex Co., and received the 
13 



114 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

commission of Capt. May 21, 1787. He moved to Barre about 
1792, lived in that town for many years and died Feb. 7, 1836. 
Their children were : 

845. Thomas, b. March 15, 1777; m. March 9, 1806, Hannah Rice of 

Sudbury; d. March 17, 1816. 

846. Polly, h. June 16, 1780; d. May 19, 1785. 

847. Samuel, h. March 9, 1784; d. Aug. 14, 1814, ?mm. 

848. tLENDALL, h. Nov. 8, 1790; m. Sally Hughitt. 

849. Elizabeth, h. April 4, 1792; m. .June lCl837, David Hall Grosvc- 

uor, sou of Rev. Daniel and Deborah (Hall) Grosveuor of Graf- 
ton; b. Nov. 30, 1779; res. Petersham, where he was deacon of 
the Congregational Church, one of the Selectmen for several 
years, and a Colonel of tlie militia al^out 1816, and he d. Aug. 
10, 1842; she d. Nov. 7, 1866; no issue. 

850. tCHARLES, b. in Barre, Aug. 6, 1793; m. Elizabeth \V. Wallcer. 

851. Susan, b. in Barre, Feb. 6, 1795; m. Merriclc Ross of Pittsfield, 

Mass. ; d. May 31, 1849, leaving two daughters. 

852. Ajvios, b. in Barre, March 21, 1796; m. and went west. 

853. Mary, b. in Barre, May 22, 1798; d. June 8, 1865. 

854. Nancy, b. in Barre, Dec. 24, 1800; d. Aug. 31, 1880. 

122-370. Abijah Bigelow of Waltham, Mass.', and Michi- 
gan City, Ind., the eighth child and fourth son of Jacob and 
Susanna (Mead) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, April 16, 
1756, and married, Nov. 30, 1780, Mercy Amelia Spring. He 
was a soldier at Lexington, April 19, 1775, and served in the 
army during several campaigns in that eventful period, and was 
a pensioner in his later years. He was married in Waltham and 
lived there some years, and in Feb., 1796, he moved to New 
Braintree and lived there until April, 1808, when he moved 
to Barre where his brother lived. In 1817 he moved to 
Leicester, Mass., where he lived a few years and then moved 
to Brooklyn, Conn. In the summer of 1836 he moved to 
Indiana, to a place afterwards called Bigelow's Mills, and there 
lived until 1848, when he moved to Michigan City, and died, 
Oct. 22, 1848, at the ripe old age of 92 years, 6 months, 6 days. 
His wife died at Bigelow's Mills, Aug. 20, 1846, at an advanced 
age. Their children were : 



o 



855. Nabby, b. Sept. 20, 1781 ; d. April 7, 1802, nnm. 

856. Sally, /;. July 6, 1783; m. Nov. 30, 1806, Rev. Luther Wilson of 

New Braintree, Mass. ; res. Leicester a few years and then 

moved to Brooklyn, Conn., afterwards to Petersham, Mass., 

where he d. Nov. 20, 1864 ; she d. Jan. 29, 1826. Thoy had : 

i. Martha Amelia, b. in Leicester, Nov. 20, 1807 ; m. Sept. 

4, 1831, Aaron Brooks, son of Aaron and Sarah (Grout) 

Brooks; b. Feb. 2, 1794; d. May 3, 1845; she d. Oct. 

20, 1875; res. Petersham. 



GENEALOGY. 115 

ii. William Cowpek, /'. in Leicester, Dec. 29, 1809; m. 
June 30, 1851, Sarah O. Hastings, dau,^•htel• of Simeon 
and Lucy P. IIastin<rs; b. in Worcester, May 19, 1822; 
(I. June "29, 1882; he d. Sept. 19, 1865; res. Ogdens- 
burgh, N. Y. 

iii, Gkorc.k Campbell, h. in Leicester, Dec. IG, 1811; m. 
Sept. 27, 1837, Arathusa Pai-khnrst, daughter of Daniel 
and Aniiablo (Clarlv) Tarkhurst; b. in Hubbardston, 
Dec. 10, 1813; d. April 28, 18G9 ; he d. March 27, 1883; 
res. Como, 111. 

iv. Sakaii Matthews, b. in Brooklyn, Conn., March 24, 

18U; d. Dec. 11, 1814. 
V. Joseph, b. in Brooklyn, Oct. 1, 1816; m. June 3, 1846, 
Elizabeth P. Weed, daughter of Jared and Eliza 
(Prentiss) Weed; b. in Petersham, April 13, 1822; d. 
at Bellows Falls, Vt., July 11, 1875; he m. second, 
Dec. 6, 1876, Sarah C. Hyde, daughter of Russell and 
Sarah (Chase) Hyde; shcfZ. Jan. 6, 1878; ha in. third, 
April 15, 1879, Mrs. Julia C. (Doming) Elliott, daugh- 
ter of Charles A. and Lucy H. Deming; res. Bellows 
Falls. 

vi. ZiBiAH Nelson, b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 1, 1818; m. Aug. 
9, 1837, Joseph L. Partridge, sou of Cotton and Han- 
nah (Lyman) Partridge; b. June 7, 1804; res. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 
vii. Edmund Burke, b. in Petersham, Aug. 15, 1820; 7n. May 
8, 1844, Martha Anne Buttrick, daughter of Stephen 
and Patty (Wheeler) Buttrick; b. in Framingham, 
July 20, 1817; res. Salem, Mass. 
viii. Lucy Williams, b. in Petersham, Aug. 27, 1822; m. 
Jan. 3, 1849, Charles C. Burr, son of Heman M. and 
Nelly (Tucker) Burr; b. in Worcester, Feb. 19, 1818; 
she d. Dec. 10, 1849. 

ix. James, b. in Petersham, Aug. 21, 1824; d. Feb. 2, 1825. 

857. IMarshall Spring, b. Jan. 20, 1785; ra. Olive S. Sparhawk. 

858. ZiBiAH, b. Oct. 15, 1787; in. May 4, 1812, Eev. John Nelson of 

Leicester, Mass. ; b. in Hopkinton, Mass. ; graduated at Williams 
College 1807, and was ordained in Leicester, March 4, 1812, and 
continued as pastor of the First Church till Dec. G, 1871, a 
period of 59 years, 9 mouths ; no issue. 
8.';9. tJACOB, b. Aug". 26, 1790; m. Eliza Southgate. 

861. fAniJAH, b. Aug. 16, 1792; m. Susan Maria Phelps. 

862. Mercy Amelia, 6. Oct. 4, 1794; m. May 12, 1823, Horace Dickin- 

son of Ilattield, Mass. ; res. Montreal for some years. They had : 
i. Horace, b. in Montreal, June 27, 1824 ; m. Jeanette 

Laton ; res. Brooklyn, 
ii. Edward Sumner, b. in Montreal, Sept. 20, 1825; m. 

Oct. 26, 1850, Isabella H. Kiene ; d. April, 1872. 
iii. Sarah Spring, b. in Montreal, Julv 29, 1827; d. March 

11, 1839. 
iv. Charles Perkins, b. in Montreal, March 8, 1829 ; m. 

Ella Hood; d. Aug., 1883. 
V. Ellen Maria, b. in Montreal, Dec. 31, 1830; m. Oct. 1, 
1850, William E. Doubledav; b. in Binghamlon, N. 
Y., May 1, 1823; res. New York City. 

863. Lucy, b. April 11, 1797; m. Aug. 19, 1822, Herbert Williams. 

864. Increase Sumner, b. May 25, 1800; d. Sept. 11, 1804. 

865. Nabby, b. Aug. 18, 1802; d. Oct. 11, 1816. 



116 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Sfifi. tiNCREASR SuMXKR, 6. Sept. 21, 1805; m. Hannah P. Bell. 
8G7. Susanna Stimpson, h. Jnly 13, ISOS; d. Feb. 27, 1809. 

124-374J William Bigelow of Natick, Mass., the eldest 
child of Lieut. Josiah and Mary (Harringtou) Bigelow, was 
boiu in Weston, Oct. 11, 1749, and married, March 25, 1772, 
Hepsibah Eussell, who was born Sept. 12, 1758, in Weston. 
They lived a few years in Weston and then moved to Natick 
about 1778, where they spent the remainder of their days. He 
died March 25, 1813, and she died Oct. 31, 1830. He was the 
original character described by Harriet Beecher Stowe in the 
story of "Old Town Folks" as "Deacon Badger," his wife 
Hepsibah is described as "Grandmother Badger," and those 
who remember them say that their characters were most accurate- 
ly depicted. William, the eldest son, is described as "Uncle 
Bill," Hepsibah (the mother of Prof. Calvin E. Stowe), was 
known as "Susy," while Eunice figured as "Aunt Lois," and 
Abigail as "Aunt Keziah." The first three children were born 
in Weston and the remainder in Natick, and were : 

8GS. fWiLLiAM, h. Sept. 21, 1773; m. Margaret Lauder. 

8(;'.). Mahy, h. Aug. 16, 1775; d. Oct. 17, 1823, unm. 

870. tl^'AAC, h. Oct. 2, 1777; m. Fanny Jackson. 

871. IlEPsiiiAU, h. Dec. 15. 1779; m. March K!, 1797, Samuel Stowe of 

Natick, and lived in Natick, where they had children : 
i. Maky Bigelow, h. July 1, 1799. 

ii. Calvin Ellis, b. April 2(j, 1802; m. Harriet, Beecher, 
daughter of Dr. Lyman Beecher, anil the well known 
writer and authoress ; he was the author of many 
theological works, 
iii. William, h. Nov. 11, 1803. 

872. Abigail, h. Feb. 15, 1782; d. Oct. 30, 1844, unm. 

873. Josiaii, b. March 16, 1784; d. April 13, 1794. 

874. Eunice, b. April 10, 1786; d. April 15, 1831, unm. 

875. fABKAHAM, h. March 15, 1788 ; m. Louisa Train. 

)S76. Susanna, b. May 20, 1790; m. 1817, Alexander Thayer. She was 
the mother of A. W. Thayer, who for tAventy-flve years has been 
U. S. Consul at Trieste, Austria; a well known writer, and 
author of the life of Beethoven. Dr. Henry Thayer, a well 
known physician, is also another son. She d. June 12, 1845. 

877. MicniTABLK, b. Aug. 18, 1792; m. Hon. Chester Adams, a native 
of Bristol, Conn., and resided in Natick. He was a very promi- 
nent man in town and county affairs, a Colonel in the War of 
1812, was Town Clerk of Natick for twenty-seven years, a 
member of the Legislature (lower house) five years, and of the 
Senate four years, and held many other positions of trust. 
She d. Nov. 10, 1877; he d. 1856, aged 71 years. 

124-377. Converse Bigelow of Sherborn, Mass., son of 
Lieut. Josiah and Mary (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in 
Waltham, Jan. 20, 1755; married, Oct. 8, 1778, Anna Parks, 



GENEALOGY. 117 

who was born in Brighton, Mass., Feb. 5, 1756 ; died in Sher- 
born, Sept. 9, 1843, aged 87 years. He moved early to Temple- 
ton where their first three children were born, and then moved to 
Sherborn, where he afterwards lived, and died April 23, 1829. 
He served in the Revolutionary war from Weston. Their 
children were : 

878. Bktsey, b. July 31, 1779; m. May 27, 180(5, John GoukUiiij; h. in 

Sherborn, April 2, 1781; d. Oct. 1, 1859; shed. April 14, 1862; 
res. Sherborn. They had : 

i. John Adams, b. April 2, 1808; d. Aug. 15, 1879; res. 

Sherborn. 
ii. Sumner Gore, b. Sept. 2, 1809; m. April 25, 1840, 
Martha (Burr) Cutler; b. Sept., 1815; d. Aug. 30, 
1880; he d. Sept. 25, 1883; res. Natick. 
iii. Oren, b. May 10, 1811 ; d. Sept. 9, 1814. 
iv. Henry, b. Nov. 25, 1813; m. June 8, 1837, H. Emeline 
Edwards, daughter of Elijah and Rebelvah Edwards; 
b. Jan. 26, 1816; d. Jan. 14, 1883; he d. July 16, 1884; 
res. Dover. Tliey had four sons and ten daughters, 
v. Oren, b. Jan. 26, 1816; m. Nov. 20, 1846, Ellen Holbrook, 
daughter of Lewis and Hannah (Phipps) Holbrook; 
b. in Sherborn, Dec. 9, 1824; d. May 7, 1850; he d. 
March 26, 1851 ; res. Natick. 
vi. Bp:tsey Matilda, b. Feb., 1823; d. May 10, 1829. 

879. Anne, b. March 21, 1781 ; d. loim. Dec. 26, 1871, aged 90 years. 

880. John, b. Jan. 26, 1783; m. Hannah Partridge; res. Sherborn, 

where he d. Dec. 8, 1839; she d. Aug. 27, 1840; no issue. 

881. fCoNVERSE, b. Nov. 20, 1784; to. Mary Viles. 

882. fELiJAH, b. Aug. 31, 1786; m. Rebecca Fisk. 

883. Calvin, b. July 27, 1788; d. Oct., 1788. 

884. ICalvin, b. June 30, 1790; in. Elizabeth Adams. 

885. SuKEY, /). April 17, 1792; m. Josiah Battelle; res. Dover; d. Aug. 

12,. 1847; he d. Oct. 31, 1855. They had eight children. 

886. Sally, b. Feb. 4, 1794; m. Nathaniel Stearns; 7'es. Acton, where 

she d. April 15, 1879, aged 85 years; no children. 

887. tJosLVH, b. March 22, 1796; m. Harriet Sawiu. 

888. Amos, b. March 17, 1798; d. July, 1798. 

889. fAMOS, b. June 29, 1801 ; m. Lucy Stowe. 

124-379. Capt. Alpheus Bigelow of Weston, Mass., sou of 
Lieut. Josiah and Mary (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in 
Waltham, Nov. 4, 1757; married. May 22, 1783, Eunice Mixer. 
They resided in Weston, where he was a prominent citizen. He 
was in the Continental service in his father's company, April 19, 
1775, was afterwards in the Rhode Island Campaign in 1778 as 
Sergeant, and later in life he was honored with the title of 
Captain. He died in Weston, Oct. 13, 1847, aged 89 years, 11 
months and 9 days ; she died Oct., 1834. Their children were : 

890. tALPHEUS, J>. Sept. 28, 1784; m. Mary A. H. Townsend. 

891. tWiLLiAM Harrington, b. Nov. 4, 1786; m. Rebecca Jones. 



118 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

892. Eunice, 5. July 31, 1789; m. Dr. Jonathan Newell, son of Rev. 
Jonathan and Lncy (Rogers) Newell; h. in Stow, Oct. 11, 1784; 
d. Feb. 6, 1868; res. Stow, where they had: 
i. Lucy R., h. Jan. 18, 1812; d. young, 
ii. Lucy R., b. Aug. 15, 1814. 
iii. Sally' Biglow, h. March 18, 1816. 
iv. Jonathan, Jr., h. Aug. 6, 1820. 
V. George Biglow, h. Jan. 27, 1825. 
89.3. Lois, b. Oct. 24, 1791. 

894. Sally, h. May 1, 1794. 

895. Maiua, h. May 16, 1796; m. 1825, Nathaniel Bailey. 

896. fELiJAH, b. Nov. 3, 1799; m. Maria 0. Childs. 

897. IGeouge, b. Oct. 14, 1803; m. Grace S. Livermore. 

898. fFuANCis Edwin, h. Jan. 13, 1809 ; m. Ann Hagar. 

124-381. Dr. Uriah Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., son of 
Lieut. Josiah and Mary (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in 
Waltham, March 9, 1765. He studied medicine and commenced 
practice in Boylston, Mass., and married in Weston, June 18, 
1789, Susanna Gregory of Weston, Mass. They lived in Boyl- 
ston until 1794, when they moved to Worcester, N. Y., then a 
new settlement, where she died Feb. 27, 1797. She was born 
in Boston, Aug. 24, 1770. He married second, Jan. 1, 1799, 
Mary Thornton, who was born Oct. 10, 1769, and died in 
Worcester, Sept. 21, 1859, aged 89 years, 11 months, 11 days. 
He died Aug. 10, 1842, aged 77 years. Their first three chil- 
dren were born in Boylston, Mass., and the rest in Worcester, 
N.Y. : 

899. SuKEY, //. Aug. 21, 1789; m. Dec. 22, 1808, Sylvester Draper, son 

of .Joshua and Mary (Pratt) Draper; b. in Chester, Mass., May 
14, 1783; res. Westford, N. Y., where they had a family of 
eleven children; she d. June 12, 1863. 

1. Sylvester Bigelow, b. Feb. 19, 1810; m. first, Amy 
Westcott; second, Jane Sloan. Had eight children : 
Olive, b. 1837 ; m. Silas IT. Walker. 
AnneE., b. 1839; in. John M. Brightmyer. 
PerliaM., b. 1842. 
Orlow W., b. 1844; d. 1845. 
Andrew Sloan, b. 1848. 
Harlan Page, b. 1851. 
Julia Isabella, b. 1852 ; d. 1855. 
Jennie, b. 1864 ; d. 1865. 
ii. Susan G., b. May 22, 1811; in. Alden Chester; res.. 
Westford. They had : 

Horace, b. 1842 ; m. Anastasia E. Hill. 
Arthur, b. 1847. 
Alden, b. 1848. 
iii. Josiah Harrington, b. Feb. 6, 1813; m. Adelia W. 
Babcock. They had : 
James R. , b. 1837. 
Mary J., b. 1841. 
Melville, b. 1848; d. 1850. 
Maria E., b. 1852. 



GENEALOGY. 119 

iv. Caromnk M., /). June 19, 1815; m. Benjamin Wcstcott. 
They had : 

LuKirrxA M., li. 1847; m. Madison Hilts of Rich- 
mondvillc, N. Y. 
V. Adelia S., b. Oct. 11, 1817 ; m. Henry W. Wilson. They 
had: 

Helkn J., /;. 1844. 
Sarah S., b. 184fi. 
William H., b. 1849. 
vi. Fekxando r., ft. Ana;. 9, 1819; m. Lucy A. Preston. 
They had : 

Ella A., h. 1849. 
C. Amanda, ft. 1853. 
Emma 11., ft. 1858. 
vii. Lysaxder, ft. Oct. 2, 1821 ; m. Rachel A. Gurney. They 

resided many years in Westford. No issue, 
viii. Marinda, ft. Oct. 10, 1823; m. Lutlicr M. Robinson, and 
had : 

WiLLARD M., ft. 1859; res. Coblesldll, N. Y. 
ix. Lucy, ft. Aug. 12, 182^; d. Aug. 14, 1827. 
X. Milton, ft. June 24, 1829 ; m. Jcruslia C Talcott; moved 
to Indiana. Tliey had : 
JiJNNiE M., ft. 1859. 
MaryE., ft. 1861; d. 1864. 
Carrie L., b. 1803; d. 1864, 
xi. Maria, ft. Sept. 12, 1832; m. John E. Moore of Kich- 
mondvillo, N. Y. ; no issue. 

900. Cyrus, ft. March 3, 1791 ; d. May 2, 1813, imm. 

901. Maria, ft. March 17, 1793; m. William Judd; d. in Jefltrson, N. Y., 

April 6, 1838. 

902. fURiAH Gregory, ft. Dec. 25, 1794; ni. Henrietta Barney. 

903. tMiLTON, ft. Feb. 17, 1797; m. Mary Shelland. 

904. Marenda, ft. Oct. 8, 1799. 

905. Anne, ft. Jan. 5, 1801 ; m. John Shelland. 

906. IAborn Thornton, ft. Oct. 24, 1802; m. Polly Penfield. 

907. JosiAH, ft. Oct. 15, 1804; d. April 10, 1806. 

908. Polly, ft. Dec. 20, 1806; in. Cyrus Chapman; res. Canastota, N. Y. 

909. Orrilla, ft. Jan. 24, 1809; d.Feh. 10, 1816. 

910. Irena, ft. ]:)ec. 23, 1810; m. Chester Wright; res. Worcester; d. 

May 12, 1875; he d. May 24, 1871. 

911. Sally, 6. June 6, 1812; in. 1833, Ten Eyck La Moure; res. Albany, 

N. Y. 

124-382. Dea. Thomas Bigelow of Westou, son of Lieut. 
Josiah and Mary (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, 
Aug. 11, 1768; married, Nov. 3, 1791, Miriam Hager. She 
died in Weston, Aug. 21, 1818. He married second, 1819, Mrs. 
Abigail Hastings. She died Nov. 5, 1862. He died in Weston, 
Jan. 23, 1856. He lived for several years in Waltham ; about 
1802 he moved to Weston, where he was deacon of the church 
for many years. Their children were : 

912. Thomas, ft. Nov. 16, 1792; m. June 3, 1818, Nancy Damon of Way- 

land; d. Sept. 14, 1818. 

913. Maria, ft. March 8, 1796 ; in. April 3, 1817, Amos Hager of Weston ; 

(I. Jan. 10, 1879. 



120 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

914. Orilla, 6. May 21, 1797; m. Dec. 3, 1819, Marshall Jones of 

Weston ; d. Jan. 14, 1830. 

915. Washington, b. Oct. 12, 1799; d. Aug. 3, 1857, ?mm. 

916. tISAAC, b. March 19, 1802; m. Harriet Warren. 

917. fCHARLES, b. July 6, 1804; m Kebecca A. Fiske. 

918. Marsiiaix, b. July 8, 1807; m. Dec. 14, 1831, Harriet Simmons; 

d. April 23, 1835. 

126-386. Isaac Bigelow of Vermont, son of Isaac and 
Abigail (Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
Nov. 17, 1737 ; married in Colchester, April 5, 1759, Mary 
Chamberlain of East Haddam. Their first child was born in 
Colchester, and it is said that he went to Cornwallis, N. S., with 
the colony of settlers from Connecticut about the year 1761 or 
1762 and was one of the first proprietors of that town, but he 
was evidently not gone many years, as he came back to the 
States, and settled in the southern part of Vermont, and was 
in the Continental service in 1777, tradition says he lived in 
Dummerston, but we are unable to learn when or where he died. 
Their children were : 

919. Molly, bapL in Colchester, April 12, 1701; d. July 24, 1761. 

920. flSAAC, b. about 1703; w. Electa . 

921. fKussELL, b. Nov. 26, 1765; m. Lucy Sanger. 

922. fFKEKDOM, b. 1767; to. Susanna Kathron. 

923. fELiPHAZ, b. 1769; 77i. Sarah Gushing. 

924. tTiMOTiiY, b. July 14, 1772; m. Polly Wilson. 

925. flf^ivAEL, b. Aug. 31, 1774; m. Eunice Kathron. 

926. Polly, b. 1776; m. Samuel Tarpeuning; d. 1857. They had nine 

children : 

i. Cynthia. 
ii. Elu'haz. 

iii. Lawrence, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1800; m. 
Feb. 14, 1824, Mary Ann Davis; d. Feb. 9, 1856; she 
d. Dec. 7, 1854. They had : 

Amanda M., b. Aug. 7, 1826; m. Joseph King, 
and lived in Madison Co., 0. They had four 
children. 
Samuel, b. Oct. 16, 1828 ; d. July 16, 1846. 
Eliphaz a., b. Dec. 30, 1830; d. July 22, 1832. 
Polly Ann, b. June 4, 1833; d. April 5, 1852. 
Cynthia J., b. June 8, 1836; to. Jacob Homsher. 
Isaac A., b. June 24. 1839; d. Sept. 14, 1841. 
Louisa M., b. Oct. 14, 1S41; m. James Lombard. 
Savilla a., b. May 1, 1845; m. Lewis Drake, 
iv. Ransom ; to. Rebecca Ewens. 
V. LoRAU; TO. MaryAlford; lived in Ohio, 
vi. Laura ; in. firstj Ira Patrick ; second, Jesse Lombard, 
vii. Abrahaji ; m. Polly Shepherd, 
viii. I.SAAC; TO. Mary Caldwell, 
ix. Israel ; to. Isabel Hill ; went west. 

927. Ira, b. 1777; d. unm. in Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 121 

928. DiMMis, b. July 15, 1778; m. Juu. 11, 1798, Uriah Wood; he was 
b. Dec. 25, 1774; d. July 15, 1826; she d. 1845. Thoy emifjrated 
from New York State to Uuion County, Ohio, and were of the 
early settlers in that county. Their children were : 

i. Ira, b. March 17, 1799; m. Mary:aret Hawley; lived in 
Marysville, O., where he was a practising physician 
for nianv years, and d. Sept. 7, 1839. 
ii. Michael S., b. April 30, 1801; m. July 15, 1822, Eliza 

Thayer; d. July 16, 1880. They had eight children, 
iii. Mauy Voutta, //. April 3, 1806; "d. April 29, 1806. 

iv. Maky Cynthia, //. Oct. 25, 1809 ; m. first, Parthe- 

more ; second, U. S. Alden ; no issue. 
V. Russell; d. young. 

126-387. Timothy Bigelow of Bernardston, Mass., son of 
Isaac and Abigail (Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Conn., Nov. 18, 1739 ; married, Dec. 20, 1762, Rhoda Williams. 
He was a blacksmith by trade and lived a few years in Colches- 
ter ; about 1765 he moved away to Bernardston, where he had 
previously bought land of Sampson Howe, Sept. 7, 1764. He 
sold a tract of land in Bernardston to Jona. Ashby of Deerfield, 
July 10, 1769, and we find that he bought land in Greenfield the 
same year, and again, April 1, 1771, we find he sold a tract of 
laud in Bernardston, he being then of Bernardston, but a 
thorough examination of the town and church records fail to 
show anything regarding his family. He moved afterwards 
to Williamstown, Mass., adopted the Shaker doctrine, and 
lived for many years with the Tyringham family of Shakers, 
where he died Sept. 12, 1818, aged 79. She died at the same 
place April 22, 1807, age 63. The following is a partial list of 
their children : 

929. A child; d. in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 15, 1763. 

930. A CHILD; d. in Colchester, Sept., 1764. 

931. Rhoda, b. in Colchester, Aug. 20, 1765. 

932. Jerusha, 6. probably in Bernardston about 1768 ; d. at the Shaker 

community, Hancock, Mass., April 7, 1840, aged 72 years. 

933. tTiMOTHY, b. probably about 1770; m. Sally Streeter. 

934. HuLDAH, b. in Williamstown, Mass., about 1775; d. at the Shaker 

community in Tyringham, Dec. 11, 1852, aged 77 years. 

935. Amasa, b. about 1777; d. at the Shaker community at Tyringham, 

March 26, 1833, aged 55 years. 

936. Abel, b. about 1780; d. at the Shaker community in Tyringham, 

April 29, 1844, aged 64 years. 

937. Elsa; supposed to be a daughter of Timothy, d. at the Shaker 

community in Hancock, Mass., July 19, 1854. 

126-395. Amasa Bigelow of Cornwallis, N. S., son of Isaac 

aud Abigail (Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 

Feb. 11, 1755, and when but a child (1761 or 1762) he went 
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122 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

with his father to Cornwallis, when that town was settled. His 
father after a few years sojourn, returned to the States, leaving 
Amasa and three daughters in Nova Scotia. Amasa married, 
about 1775 or 1776, Roxana Cone, who was probably a native 
of Connecticut, and settled in that country, where he was a ship 
carpenter, and was accidentally killed while at work upon a 
vessel in 1799. They had a large family : 

938. tEBENEZER, b. 1776; m. 1804, Nancy Eand. 

939. tJoHN, b. 1778 ; m. Tirzah Newcomb. 

940. tr)ANiEL, b. 1780 ; m. Emma Johnston. 

941. IReuben, b. 1782; m. Lavinia Skinner. 

942. Mary, b. 1784; m. 1806, William Rand; res. Cornwallis, where 

she d. 1864. 

943. Ruby, b. 1786; m. 1810, David Faulkner; res. Sussex Vale, N. B. ; 

d. 1876. 

944. Abigail, b. 1788 ; m. 1810, Alfred Skinner; res. Connvallis ; d. 1855. 

945. Sarah,?). 1790; m. 1814, Benjamin Rand; res. Wisconsin ; d. 1865. 

946. tGlDEON, b. 1792 ; m. 

947. flsAAC, /). 1794; m. Lavinia Loomis. 

948. Rachel, 6. 1796 ; m. 1818, David Loomis ; res. Cornwallis ; d. 1849. 

126-396. Addi Bigelow of Barre, Vt., son of Isaac and 
Abigail (Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., Oct. 
18, 1757 ; married in Barre, Vt., July 29, 1804, Zelinda Ingalls. 
They lived in Barre, Vt., several years, and it is supposed that 
they moved to Ohio. They had born in Barre, Vt. : 

949. Polly, b. April 3, 1805. 

950. Sarah, b. April 5, 1809. 

951. Addi Dennison, b. April 21, 1811. 

952. Philena, b. June 10, 1814. 

\ 135-397. Elisha Bigelow of Reading, Vt,, eldest son of 
Elisha and Mary (Kilborn) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Conn., Jan. 17, 1752 ; married in Colchester, Dec. 16, 1773, 
Wealtha Gorton. She was born Feb, 26, 1753. They lived a 
few years in Colchester, and then moved to Reading, Vt., where 
she djed March 11, 1813. He married second, Susanna Town- 
send and died in Reading, Nov. 15, 1826, aged 74 years. Their 
children were : 

953. IElisha, b. in Colchester, Feb. 5, 1775 ; m. Rhoda Goddard. 

954. t Joseph, b. in Colchester, Oct. 2, 1776; m. Sabra Mei-rill. 

955. Wealtha, b. in Colchester, Sept. 26, 1778; d. Oct. 20, 1778. 

956. Wealtha, b. in Colchester, Nov. 14, 1779; m. June 4, 1801, Bailey 

Merrill; d. Feb. 29, 1840. 

957. Polly, b. in Colchester, Nov. 11, 1782; m. William Perkins; res. 

Reading, Vt. They had : 

i. Laura, b.Nov. 30, 1802; m. Franklin Bigelow. 
ii. Cyrus, b. June^22, 1810 ;^r*'s. Woodstock, Vt. 
iii. Norman, b. Api'il^j^lS; res. Woodstock, Vt. 



GENEALOGY. 123 

958. t'TAHKD, h. in Colchester, April 26, 178G; m. Lucinda Hapgood. 

959. fBKN.iAMiN Ctorion, l). xu Keadiiifi, March 21, 1792; m. Lucy 

Kendall; she was b. March 17, 1793; d. Jan. 10, 18G6; he d. in 
Woodstock, 1868; no issue. 

960. Claiussa, h. March 12, 1797; m. Thomas Sawyer; d. March 27, 

1835. 

135-399. Bond Bigelow of New Salem, Conn., son of Elisba 
and Mary (Kilborn) Bigelow, was born in Colcbester, Conn., 
May 18, 17oo ; married, April 25, 1774, Sarab Purple. Cbildreu : 

961. David, b. Jan. 6, 1775. 

962. Jared, b. April 21, 1778; d. Dec. 25, 1782. 

963. S.AJMUEL, b. Oct. 15, 1780. 

964. Jakius, b. June 9, 1784. 

965. Lucy, b. March 5, 1787. 

135-401. Noah Bkielow of Reading, Vt., son of Elisba and 
Mary (Kilborn) Bigelow, was born in Colcbester, Conn., Feb. 
7, 1759 ; married, Feb. 25, 1788, Sarab Soule. Tbey resided in 
Reading, Vt., wbere be died May 20, 1833. Tbeir cbildren 
were : 

966. Sally, b. May 30, 1789; m. John Carv; d. Nov. 4, 1874. 

967. Betsey, b. Dec. 8, 1791 ; d. Oct. 2, 1863, unm. 

968. Hannah Soule, b. Aug. 25, 1794 ; m. William Townsend ; d. Feb. 

26, 1884. 

969. Noah, Jr., b. Jan. 28, 1797; d. May 29, 1813. 

970. Lauka, b. Nov. 9, 1799; d. Nov. 12, 1799. 

971. Sophia, b. April 25, 1801 ; to. Amasa Watkins; res. Keadiug, Vt. ; 

d. Oct. 19, 1853. 

135-402. Joel Bigelow of Colcbester, Conn., sou of Elisba 
and Mary (Kilborn) Bigelow, was born in Colcbester, Jan. 9, 
17G1 ; married, June 29, 1786, Lucretia Lotbrop. Sbe was 
born April 14, 1763; died Feb. 16, 1851. He died Feb. 12, 
1849. Tbeir cbildren were : 

972. John, b. July 27, 1787; d. Oct. 13, 1822. 

973. Phebe, 6. Sept. 16, 1789. 

974. Austin, b. Feb. 13, 1792; m. Feb. 8, 1855, Lucy Graves; he d. 

Aug. 4, 1859; she d. Dec. 22, 1875. 

975. IAakon, b. May 19, 1796; to. Elizabeth . 

976. Ebenezer Lotiirop, b. Dec. 6, 1806. 

135-407. Isaac Bigelow, son of Elisba and Deborab (Cbap- 
mau) Bigelow, was born in Colcbester, Conn., Jan. 23, 1771 ; 
married, Aug. 4, 1794, Tabitba Cbapman, daugbter of Isaac 
Chapman, born in East Haddam, Conn., Aug. 6, 1769 ; resided 
in Springfield, N. Y. Tbeir cbildren were : 

977. Isaac C, h. about 1796. 

978. Elisha, b. about 1798, - ^ 



124 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

979. AxoNZO, h. about 1800. 

980. Mary Hestkr, b. about 1802. 

981. Chloe Abby, b. about 1804. 

982. Wealthy, b. about 1806. 

136-415. William Bigelow of Atliol, Mass., son of Joshua 
and Lydia (Hastings) Bigelow, was bom in Weston, April 10, 
1727; married in Cambridge, March 28, 1753, Margaret Gates, 
settled in Pequog (now Athol), in later years they moved to 
Brattleborough, Vt., where he died 1811. Their children were 
born in Athol : 

983. tDAViu, b. Aug. 3, 1754; m. Lois Taylor. 

984. Esther, b. Nov. 30, 1757; m. Josiah Richardson; res. Brattle- 

borough, Vt. 

136-416. Thaddkus Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Joshua and Lydia (Hastings) Bigelow, was born in Weston, 
Sept. 26, 1728; married, March 28, 1754, Rebecca Warren of 
Worcester. He lived in Worcester for many years, and when 
his father died in 1792, he came in possession of the old home- 
stead and a large part of the land formerly owned by his father. 
In April, 1798, he disposed of his property and moved to Rut- 
land, Mass., with his son Joseph. Their children were born in 
Worcester : 

985. Lydia, b. Jan. 18, 1755. 

986. Molly, b. Dec. 18, 1756. 

987. Sarah, b. July 6, 1761. 

988. fJosEPH, b. Aug. 3, 1770; m. Annis Pike. 

989. tJoHN, b. Sept. 27, 1774 ; m. Polly Hayward. 

136-421. Asa Bigelow of Brookfield, Mass., sou of Joshua 
and Lydia (Hastings) Bigelow, was boi-n in Weston, Sept. 13, 
1738 ; married, Feb., 1766, Rebecca Richardson. She was born 
July 5, 1743, O. S., and died Jan. 31, 1833. He died Sept. 22, 
1807. He early moved to Brookfield and settled there, where 
his children were born. He served in the army in 1780, and 
was a well known resident of Brookfield. His family were : 

990. Sally, b. Oct. 31, 1766; m. Jan. 1, 1786, Simon Rice of Broolvfleld; 

b. Sept. 21, 1762; she m. second, Harrington. She had 

by her flrst husband : 

i. Asa, b. Nov. 19, 1786. 
ii. Baxter, b. June 3, 1788. 
iii. Sally, 6. May 27, 1790. 
iv. CiLENEY, b. Oct. 21, 1791. 
V. Jonas, b. July 25, 1793. 

vi. Deborah, b. April 22, 1795. \ Twins 

vii. Rebecca, b. April 22, 1795; d. Feb. 13, 1809. / ^^lub. 



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viii. Bakshkba, h. June 3, 1796. 

ix. Soi'iiiA, b. Feb. 13, 1798. 

X. Child, b. and d. Marcli 2, 1799. 

xi. Louisa, b. 25, 1802. 

xii. Child, b. Nov., 18U5. 
xiii. Mary, b. Sept. 4, 1808. 

991. fSAMUKL, b. Dec. 3, 17()7; m. Levina Rice. 

992. tAsA, b. Nov. 18, 17(19; m. ; res. Troy, N. Y. 

993. Hannah, b. Mai'ch 2, 1771 ; »i. Feb. 13, 1790, Moses Hobbs, son of 

Josiahand Mary (IIarrina;ton) Ilobbs; b. March 13, 1703. They 
had: 

i. Fanny, b. Aug. 10, 1790, 

ii. Rosalinda, b. May 26, 1792. 

iii. Polly, b. Jan. 4, 1794. 

Iv. George, b. March 18, 1796; d. Oct. 6, 1803. 

V. Augusta, b. 31, 1797; d. Oct. 7, 1801. 

vi. Augusta, b. 1802. 

vii. George, b. Oct. 26, 1804. 

994. tWiLLiAM, b. Jan. 15, 1773; m. Mary Livermore. 

995. tELiSHA, b. Nov. 17, 1774; m. Mary . 

996. Lucy, b. Feb. 8, 1770; m. April 15, 1795, Moses Bemis; b. May 

11, 1770; d. Oct. 16, 1844; shed. Oct. 19, 1839; res. Brookfleld. 
Had two children : 

i. Nancy, b. Dec. 9, 1795; m. Jan. 23, 1820, Dexter Rice, 
and had : 

Seraph, b. Aug. 10, 1821 ; m. 1849, Brigham 

Sibley; d. Feb. 12, 1852. 
Moses B., b. Sept. 10, 1825; m. 1851, Sophronia 
Hill; d. Oct. 21, 1859. 
ii. Lucy Adeline, b. Oct. 3, 1809 ; m. Oct. 16, 1828, Samuel 
Belyea; res. Clinton, Mass. 

997. IAmasa, /). March 18, 1778 ; in. Ruth Richardson. 

998. fARTEMAS, b. Oct. 14, 1781 ; to. Eunice Tliomas. 

999. Mary, b. Jan. 30, 1784; d. Feb. 7, 1807, unm. 

1000. Esther, b. Dec. 13, 1786; to. Sept. 9, 1810, Nathan Hitchcock of 
Brimfleld; b. May 4, 1787; d. Nov. 3, 1854; she d. Jan. 14, 1829; 
res. Brimfleld. Tliey had : 

i. Lucy' Emeline, b. Dec. 4, 1812 ; m. 1841, Tliomas Gilroy ; 
res. Pottsville, Pa., where she d. 4-ug. 1859. Had two 
children : 

Thomas. 

William ; m. Myra Copeland. 
ii. William Lucius, b. Jan. 17, 1815; to. Oct. 12, 1843, 
Mary C Ellis; res. Springfleld, Mass., where he d. 
Dec. 8, 1882. Had one daughter: 
Mary Ellen, b. Apriri2, 1844. 
iii. Joseph Warrkn, b. June 10, 1816; to. Dec. 8, 1840, 

Charlotte E. D. Baker; res. Springfield, Mass. 
iv. Daniel Porter, b. Dec. 4, 1817; d.^Oct. 22, 1838. 
v. Emma Adeline, b. Oct. 17, 1820; to. May 1, 1845, 
Brownal M. Durfee. They had : 

Joseph Warrkn, b. .June 9, 1847. 
Albert P., b. 1856; drowned Julv 4, 1873. 
Emma, b. 1860. 

138-429. Nathaniel Bigelow of Framingliam, Mass., son 
of Nathaniel and Hannah (Robinson) Bigelow, was born in 
Weston, Mass., Nov. 15, 1750 ; married Susanna Jennings, 



126 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

daughter of Joseph and Rachel (Drury) Jennings. She was 
born April 22, 1755, and died leaving four children. He mar- 
ried second, Oct., 1782, Anne Rider, daughter of Gideon and 
Lucy (Smith) Rider. She died in Leominster, Dec. 6, 1845, 
aged 87 years. He died in Leominster, March 7, 1832, aged 82 
years. He early went to Framingbam, where he lived until 
about 1795, when he moved to Leominster. He was in the 
service in 1780, and at Fort Ticonderoga in 1779. His family 
were : 

1001. Anne; m. March, 1795, John Rice, son of Josiah Rice of Fram- 

inghara ; res. Leominster. 

1002. Hannah; wi. Aua;. 7, 1800, Ephraim Colburn; res. New York 

State. 

1003. Lydia; is said to have m. Tucker of Shrewsbury. 

1004. Nathan; supposed to have d. in Whitestown, N. Y., unm. 
100r». fJoHN, b. April 24, 1783; m. Elizabeth Follansbee. 

1006. flSAAC, b. Sept. 1!3, 1784; m. Nancy Josselyn. 

1007. fDAViD, b. Oct. 15, 1787; m. Candace Hale. 

1008. tNATHANiEL, b. May 26, 1789; m. Catherine Tyler. 

1009. fPERKiNS, b. Feb. 25, 1791 ; m. Relief Patrick. 

1010. Susanna, b. Sept. 17, 1792; m. March 4, 1813, John Baker. 

1011. fl^EXTEK, b. Jan. 16, 1795; m. Lydia Brigham. 

1012. tJt)SiAH, b. Sept. 5, 1798; m. Exion Patterson. 

141-432. John Bigelow of Conway, Mass., son of John and 
Grace (Allen) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Nov. 8, 1743 ; 
married in Ashburnham, Mass., Sept. 11, 1770, Molly Melvin 
(the same day as his twin brother Nathan). They lived several 
years in that town, and about 1780 he moved to Conway, where 
he died Feb. 14, 1822, aged 78 years. Their children were : 

1013. John, b. Dec. 12, 1771; d. Dec. 25, 1771. 

1014. t Jonathan, b. Jan. 25, 1773; m. Susanna Brooks. 

1015. tSiLAS, b. May 7, 1775; m. Anna Brooks. 

1016. John, b. July 8, 1777; d. Aug. 2, 1777. 

1017. Amos, b. July 5, 1778; d. Aug. 3, 1782. 

1018. Isaac, b. Oct. 27, 1780; m. Betsey Peck; d. 1843; res. Phelps, 

N. Y. 

1019. fABNER, b. Oct. 23, 1783; m. Louisa Guilford. For family see 

Appendix. 

1020. tSAMUEL, b. Aug. 22, 1785; m. Electa Wilder. 

1021. Molly, b. July 9, 1787; m. William Medister. 

1022. Rebeckah, b. April 21, 1790; m. 1812, Cheney Look of Peru, 

Mass. 

1023. Esther, b. July 17, 1792; d. Oct. 14, 1811. 

1024. Clarissa, b. Oct. 16, 1794; m. 1812, Orra Sherman of Conway. 

1025. fMosEs Foster, b. 1798 ; m. Mary Bardwell. 

141-433. Nathan Bigelow of Ashburnham, Mass., son of 
John and Grace (Allen) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Nov. 8, 
1743; married (same day as his twin brother John), Sept. 11, 



GENEALOGY. 127 

1770, Elizabeth Oaks. They lived in Ashburnham several years, 
and then moved to Crown Point, N. Y., where he died. So far 
as we can learn his children were : 

1026. tI>EVi, b. July 13, 1771; w. Lucy Sampson. 

1027. tNATiiAN, b. Jan. 27, 1773; in. Nabby Carey. 

1028. Betty, b. Sept. 17, 1774. 

1029. Jonathan Oaks, b. July 22, 1776. 

1030. John. 
lOSOfJ. Sally. 

1031. Ebenezeu. 

1031i. tAwos; m. Nancy Cliilcott. 

1032. Daniel. 
1032i. Polly. 

1033. tJosEi'H, b. Feb. 25, 1787; m. Catherine Chilcott. 

141-435. Silas Bigelow of New Ipswich, N. H., son of 
John and Grace (Allen) Bigelow, was born in Stow, Mass., 
March 17, 1750; married Rachel Pitts of Townsend, Mass., 
who was born Dec. 25, 1755. They lived in AVestford a few 
years, then moved to Lunenburg, from there to Ashburnham. 
About 1788 they moved to New Ipswich, N. H., where he died 
May 17, 1797. His wife Rachel died Jan. 4, 1829, aged 73 
years. Their children were : 

1034. Silas, b. in Westford, Jan. 9, 1775; d. Aug. 13, 1801. 

1035. tDANiEL, b. in Westford, April 3, 1776; m. Betsey T. Wilkins. 

1036. Samuel, b. in Westford, Nov. 11, 1777; drowned while lumber- 

ing on Holland Purchase, N. Y., Nov., 1811. It is not known 
as he had a family. 

1037. Joel, b. iu Westford, Feb. 27, 1779; d. Aug. 2, 1807, ?mm. 

1038. John, b. in Lunenburg, July 7, 1781 ; d. Nov., 1809, uiim. 

1039. An Infant, b. and d. in Ashburnham, Aug. 1, 1783. 

1040. Joseph; bapt. iu Ashburnham, Nov. 13, 1785; d. Jan., 1786. 

1041. Betsey, b. in New Ipswich, Nov. 8, 1788; in. Danforth Walker; 

res. New Ipswich. 

1042. MiLLY, b. in New Ipswich, Feb. 17, 1792; m. David Walker; res. 

Middlebury, Vt. 

1043. Luther, b. in New Ipswich, Jan. 13, 1794; was a physician; 

lived in Carthage and Nashville, Teun., where hed. Oct. 6, 1832, 
leaving no issue. 

141-436. Simeon Bigelow of Brandon, Vt., son of John 
and Grace (Allen) Bigelow, was born in Acton, Mass., April 
12, 1752, and married in Ashburnham, Dec. 14, 1780, Sarah 
Foster. She was born April 14, 1760, and died in Brandon, 
Vt., Feb., 1789. He married second, March 14, 1790, Elizabeth 
Avery of Brandon. She was born Oct. 8, 1764, and died April 
21, 1804. He married third, July 21, 1804, Mrs. Sarah Avery, 
widow of Simeon Avery. She was born April 13, 1764, and 
died in Galway, N. Y. He died in Brandon, Vt., July 13, 1837, 



128 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

aged 85 years. He served in the army during the Revolution. 
After his first marriage he lived a short time in Conway, Mass., 
and then moved to Brandon, Vt., where he purchased a tract of 
land of 110 acres, Oct. 1, 1783; and again, Feb. 8, 1796, he 
purchased another tract of 110 acres. His children were : 

1044. fHENKY, b. in Conway, Sept. 16, 1781; m. Lucy Barnes. 

1045. fNoAH, h. in Conwav, March 4, 1783 ; m. Sarah Jackson. 
1040. INahum, b. in Brandon, Feb. 9, 1785; m. Mary Gibbs. 

1047. Sally, b. March 9, 1787; m. 1809, Aaron Goodrich; he cZ. ; she 

m. second, Anson Melvin ; lived in Illinois. 

1048. tHiiiAM, b. Jan. 2, 1789; m. Lucy Cntlcr. 

1049. IElltah Avery, b. Dec. 13, 1790; m. Diantha .June. 

1050. tDAXiEL Post, b. March 14, 1792; m. Betsey Knight. 

1051. Thirza, b. March 12, 1794 ; m. Jan., 1820, Jelfrey Amherst Bogue ; 

b. July 24, 1790; d. May 24, 1860; she d. March 25, 1850. They 
had: 

i. Bishop, 6. 1821 ; m. Cordelia Garfield. 
• ii. Marion : m. Chester Dike, 
iii. Catherine, b. Dec. 12, 1826 ; m. Dr. E. H. Drury. 
iv. Nancy, b. 1828; m. George White. 
v. Mary J. ; m. Augustus Bowen. 

1052. Olive, 6. Feb. 7, 1796; m. Samuel Arnold of Brandon; d. in 

Brandon, Dec. 13, 1821. 

1053. Augustus, b. Jan. 17, 1798; he was a physician and dentist, and 

lived for many years in New Yorlv State ; d. in New York City 
about 1870, unm. 

1054. MixEUVA, /). April 22, 1799; d. April 23, 1804. 

1055. Eliza, b. June 28, 1801 ; m. William Pierce; res. Salisbury, Vt. 

1056. tSLAiEON, b. Feb. 25, 1803 ; m. Charity Charlotte Childs. 

144-444. Aaron Bigelow of Groton. Mass., was probably 
the son of Jonathan and Mary (Snow) Bigelow, who was born 
in Lancaster, Mass., April 29, 1741. He had by wife Lucy 
three children, born in Groton, but we have no further record of 
the family : 

1057. Jonathan, b. Sept. 13, 1781. 

1058. Aaron, b. Aug. 17, 1783. 

1059. Mauy, b. Aug. 7, 1785. 

145-451. Solomon Bigelow, son of Benjamin and Love 
(Wood) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 23, 1741. 
He probably moved to New Hampshire Avith his father. We 
liud that he bought a piece of land in Acworth, Nov. 15, 1770, 
and he probably moved to Acworth, as he was chosen Consta- 
ble in that town 1772, and we find no further trace of him 
there. Family tradition says that he went to western New 
York State with some of his children and that he married a Mrs. 



GENEALOGY. 129 

Wilson. The names of his children from the best we can learn 

are as follows : 

lORO. Jessk ; settled in Canada West. 

1061. t>5EXAS; settled in western New York in Township 12, R. 1, in 
1801. 

145-453. Joel Bigelow, son of Benjamin and Love (Wood) 
Bigelow, was born June 10, 1747. The place of birth we do 
not find on record, but suppose it to be in Weston, Mass. He 
married about 1775, Abigail Call (or McCall as the name was 
originally spelled), daughter of James Call, born Jan. 14, 1757. 
Rev. Andrew F. Bigelow in his sketch of the family, says : 
"She was one of the first Methodists in Vermont, a model wife 
and mother ; an intelligent, excellent woman. * * * James 
Call was twice married, and had eighteen sons and four daugh- 
ters," of whom "Joseph was famous for his great strength." 
The McCall family is supposed to have been one of the Scotch- 
Irish Presbyterian families that emigrated fi'om the North of 
Ireland to New England in 1718-1725. Joel Bigelow settled 
in Springfield, Vt., where he lived several years. He moved 
to Salisbury, Vt., about 1791, where we find he gave a deed to 
Abel Johnson, dated Jan. 16, 1793. From family tradition we 
learn that he met with an accident which crippled him for life, 
and was killed by being thrown from a horse, March, 1815. 
She soon afterwards went to live with her son Levi, at Bowman- 
ville, Ont., where she died May 2, 1849, aged 92 years. Their 
children were : 

1067. Hannah, b. in Springfield, Sept. 4, 1776; m. Dec. 16, 1801, 
Timothy Evarts, son of Gilbert and Rebecca (Chapin) EA'arts; 
b. in xVddison Co., Vt., May 2, 1775. Family tradition says 
" that they both attended the Academy at Middlebnry, Vt.," and 
he afterwards taught school in that town, but subsequently 
became engaged in a general transportation business on Lakes 
Champlain and Ontario. That he might l)e better situated in 
regard to his business he removed to Canada and settled near 
Hamilton, Ont., about 1807. On the breaking out of the War 
of 1812, he was asked to take the oath of allegiance to the 
King, which he refused to do. He was arrested and his 
property confiscated, which rendered him pecuniarily destitute, 
with a family of nine children. He was released on his 
jiarole of honor, and at the close of the war, after suffering 
many hardships, he with his family and others, managed to 
make their escape to the United States, and reached Buffalo, 
where they spent the following winter in the barracks. In the 
spring following, they moved up the lake to the mouth of the 
Huron river, where they lived for several months ; and then after 
several mouths of unsettled life, and hardships, and privations, 
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130 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

he, with the assistance of friends, settled on an eighty-acre lot 
in Jeflerson Township, Richland Co., Ohio. He soon after 
obtained the appointment to teach the first school in that locality. 
Both he and his wife were highly respected, and they continued 
to reside in that place until their decease. He died July 28, 1846. 
She died his widow March 2, 1849. Their children were : 

i. Christopher Columbus, b. in Middlebury, Vt., Dec. 3, 
1802; m. Sept. 5, 1822, Sarah Coleman, daughter of 
Richard and Susan Coleman ; b. in Oldtowu, Md., June 
8, 1804; d. Aug. 9, 1880. He left home and went to 
Kentucky in the early spring of 1841, and is said to 
have d. in May, 1841.' 
ii. Gilbert Chapin, b. in Middlebury, Vt., Dec. 12, 1803; 
TO. Dec. 14, 182G, Catherine Walters, daughter of 
George and Mary A. (Shafler) "Walters; b. in Steuben- 
ville, Ohio, July 15, 1811; they resided in Robinson, 
Kansas, where they had a large family, and she d. 
March 20, 1885 ; he d. March 12, 1886. 
ill. John Joel, b. in Middlebury, Vt., May 4, 1805; m. July 
22, 1829, Mary Spayde, daughter of John and Catherine 
(Leed) Spayde; b. in Reading, Pa., 1813; he d. July 
26, 1830. 
iv. Timothy, b. in New York State. July 14, 1806; to. 
March 20, 1831, Charlotte Baxter, daughter of Peter 
and Mary (Leonard) Baxter; b. at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, 
Aug. 21, 1811; res. Sigourney, Iowa; d. Aug. 5, 1876; 
she d. Sept. 28, 1883. 
V. Elisha, b. near Hamilton, Out., May 8, 1808; to. April 
12, 1838, Elizabeth Ann Miller, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (McCord) Miller; b. in MUton, Pa., Jan. 15, 
1812; res. Marengo, Ohio, where he d. Dec. 10, 1887. 
She is now living, 
vi. Reuben, b. near Hamilton, Ont., Dec. 12, 1809; m. 
April 6, 1840, Rebecca Howard, daughter of Henry 
Howard; b. in Somerset Co., Pa., April 12, 1818; d. 
in Belleville, 0., Sept. 21, 187G; he d. Dec. 21, 1888; 
res. Belleville, O., where they had : 

; Andrew, b. July 29, 1840; m. Sept. 17, 1874, 

Maria Stanton. 
> Cyrus, b. Feb. 10, 1842; d. Feb. 8, 1844. 
j Eli, b. Dec. 31, 1843 ; m. Dec. 22, 1868, 

Sarah Lafterty. 
, Levi, b. Jan. 1, 1844- to. Dec. 28, 1875, 
Ella Ridenour. 
Annette, b. May 30, 1846; to. Dec. '28, 1875, 

Adam Zimmer. 
Reuben, Jr., b. Nov. 28, 1847; m. Feb. 20, 1871, 

Annette J. Rhodes. 
Comfort Ann, b. Nov. 14, 1849 ; to. Dec. 2, 1874, 
James M. Reed. 
V Alvorda, b. Jan. 19, 1851; in. Sept. 24, 1874, 

Peter Horn. 
q Robert, 6., Feb. 17, 1853; w. Oct. 10, 1877, 

Abigail Cutting. 
!' Rebecca, b. March 3, 1865; in. Joseph Shelly. 
John Howard, b. May 18, 1857. 
Sarah E., b. April 18, 1859; d. April 30, 1881. 



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GENEALOGY. 131 

vii. EsTiiKR, h. near Hamilton, Feb. 22, 1811 ; m. Jnne 3, 
1838, Robert Cutler, son of Robert and Sara (Wrinch) 
Cutler; /'. at Beccles, Eng., Aug., 1808; res. Hebron, 
Neb. ; she d. June 27, 1853. 
viii. Bkn.iamin Fkanklin, h. at Toronto, Ont. , Feb. 22, 1812; 
m. Mareh 9, 1836, Elizabeth Stealts, daughter of 
William and Catherine (Shewey) Stealts; m. second, 
Aug. 29, 1849, Catherine JoUill". daughter of John and 
Catherine (Shatter) Jollitt"; b. in Wooster, O., April 
29, 1819; d. April 10, 1880; res. Bryan, O. 
ix. William Henry, b. near Toronto, Ont., April 14. 1813; 
m. May G, 1838, Nancy Allison, daughter of William 
and Jane (Patton) Allison; /;. near Pittsburg, Pa., 
June 13, 1814; res. Clyde, Kan. ; he d. Feb. 28, 1885. 
X. Margaret, b. April 6, 1815; d. 1815. 
xi. Rebecca, b. in Jefferson, O., June 28, 1818; m. May 7, 
184-, William Smith, a native of Pennsylvania; m. 
second, Oct., 1853, Wilson Fisher; b. in Ohio, Sept. 
28, 1817 ; d. June 1, 18G3; she is living in Eugene City, 
Oregon, 
xii. Levi, b. in Jefferson, Oct. 20, 1819. \rr, • 
xiii. Lucy, b. in Jefferson, Oct. 20, 1819. / ^"""1°^- 
10G8. Abigail, b. In Springfield, Vt., March 16, 1778; to. Joseph Osyor; 
b. March 8, 1769; d. at Townsend, O., Dec. 25, 1831; they 
probably lived a few years in Upper Canada; m. second, 1842, 
Josiah Tucker, -with Avhom she lived about five years at Enter- 
prise, O., when they separated, and she d. at Unadilla, Mich., 
Oct. 5, 1851. They had: 

i. Sally M., b. probably in Salisbury, Vt. ; supposed to 

have d. young, 
ii. Joseph Marshall, b. in Salisbury, Sept. 27, 1800; m. 
1831, Philenia, daughter of David and Anna (Phillips) 
Phelps; b. in Alexandria, N. H., Aug. 16, 1809; d. in 
Belleville, O., March 13, 1850; he d. July 3, 1853. 
Their surviving children were : 
D. N. Osyor; Columbus, O. 
Hannah Custard; Harrod, 0. 
Cyrus M. Osyor ; David City, Neb. 
iii. Consider V., b. about 1802; probably d. young, 
iv. Laurilla, b. April 14, 1804; m. Jan. 6, 1824, Cyrus 
Waggoner, son of George and Mary Waggoner; b. in 
GenVa, N. Y., May 24, 1802; d. at York, Mich., June 
9, 1850, while on a journey from Ohio to Michigan, 
being thrown from a horse; res. Dexter, Mich., where 
she d. 1869. They had : 

Marshall Osyor; a lawyer in Toledo, O. 
Monroe B. ; res. Colorado. 
James Q. M. ; res. Colorado. 
Joel V. ; res. Colorado. 
10C9. tJoEL, b. in Springfield, Nov. 13, 1779; m. Cynthia Fisk. 
1070. Martha, b. in Springfield, May 3, 1781; m. Oct. 30, 1796, 
Ebenezer Fisk, son of Nathaniel and Lois (Rowley) Fisk of 
Brandon, Vt. ; b. in Danby, Vt., Aug. 10, 1771; d. in Schroon, 
N. Y., March 7, 1843; she d. June 25. 1861. They lived in 
Brandon, Goshen and Whiting, Vt., and about 1820 moved to 
Schroon, N. Y. They had : 

i. Lois, b. Sept. 22, 1797; m. John Moore, April 6, 1814; 
d. in Waterford, Pa., Aug. 28, 1883. 



132 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ii. Solomon, b. Feb. 19, 1799; m. Feb. 1, 1823, Almira 
Huntley, daughter of Starlin Huntley of Schroon, N. 
Y. ; d. in Des Moines, la., April 7, 1857. 
iii. Fanna, b. Oct. 19, 1800; m. Jan. 7, 1821, Scelacius Gar- 
field, son of Elislia Garfield; b. in Leicester, Vt., Oct. 
17, 1798; res. Schroon, N. Y. ; she d. Feb. 17, 1866. 
iv. Skmantha, b. May 12, 1803; m. Nov. 11, 1819, William 
Stowell, son of David and Molly (Williams) Stowell ; 
b. in Brandon, Vt., Feb. 28, 1800; res. Sandy Hill, N. 
Y., where she d. April 1, 1859; he d. June 10, 1874. 
V. Lyjian, b. July 11, 1805; m. March 11, 1825, Betsey 
Stowell, daughter of John and Betsey (Priest) Stowell; 
b. June 14, 1807; d. in Tioga, Pa., Aug. 9, 1883; he d. 
in Ontario, Pa., March 7, 1857. 
vi. Ansel, b. April 25, 1807; d. Feb. 25, 1813. 
vii. Levi, b. March 15, 1809 ; m. March 25, 1835, Loisann T. 
Wolcott, daughter of Alviu and Phebe (Smithj Wol- 
cott; b. in Shoreham, Vt., Jan. 7, 1817; he d. in 
Angus, Ont., July 18, 1876; she res. Lockhaven, Pa. 
viii. Laura Angeline, b. May 21, 1811; m. Sept. 4, 1831, 
William Mills, son of Samuel and Sally (Moss) Mills ; 
b. May 2, 1812; she d. July 24, 1887; res. Joliet, 111. 
ix. Julia Ann, b. June 24, 1813; m. Sept. 5, 1830, Orson 
Kichards, son of Joseph Richards; b. Dec. 13, 1811; 
d. Sept. 14, 1879; she d. May 14, 1881; res. Sandy 
Hill, N. Y. 
X. Ebenezek, b. Nov. 17, 1815; m. Nov. 10, 1835, Eleanor 
Dexter; b. April, 1817; d. 1864; m. second, Sept. 10, 
1865, Amarilla J. Goodsell; b. Feb. 16, 1838; he d. 
Dec. 22, 1879. 
xi. Maktha, b. April 21, 1818; m. March 17, 1835, David 
Abels, son of Truman and Betsey (Writer) Abels; b. 
June 11, 1809; d. Oct. 30, 1862; m. second, Feb. 17, 
1869, Scelacius Garfield, husband of her late deceasetl 
sister Fanna; he d. Sept. 1, 1877; she is now (1889) 
living in Schroon, N. Y. 
xii. RuFus, b. April 3, 1820; m. Sept. 5, 1847, Eliza Wick- 
ham, daughter of Benjamin and Sylvia (Wiswell) 
Wickham ; b. March 5, 1827 ; they now live at Schroon 
River, N. Y. 
xiii. Stephen Bateman, b. Nov. 25, 1824; m. Nov. 2, 1845, 
Mary Reuge, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Plant) 
Reuge ; b. July 25, 1830 ; they now reside in Emsdale, 
Ontario. 
1071. Betsey, b. in Springfield, Vt., Dec. 21, 1783; m. about 1812, in 
Salisbury, Vt., Joshua Seaver; b. in Brookline, N. H., 1769; 
they settled in Salisbury, where he d. June 9, 1865; she lived in 
Salisl)ury until about 1855, when she moved to Malone, N. Y., 
where she d. Feb. 9, 1866. Their family were : 
i. Esther, b. 1814; d. 1825. 

ii. Joan P., b. 1817; m. 1851 or 1852, Silas Stevens; they 
had two children, and sailed from Boston for Texas, 
Oct., 1860, and all on board were lost. 
iii. James B., b. 1819; vi. 1844, Jane Perkins; res. Dickin- 
son Centre, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 1, 1884; she is now living, 
iv. Lucelia a., b. 1821; in. May, 1844, Joshua E. Bemis; 
res. East Brookfield, Mass.; d. 1863; he d. 1851 or 
1852, leaving two daughters. 



GENEALOGY. . 133 

V. Joel J., h. Dec. 17, 1823; w. at Malone, 1849, Ann 
Eliza Hrown; h. 1824; d. May 7, 1809; m. second, 
1870, Mary E. Hadley of Wcstville, N. Y. He served 
* in the late liehellion as Colonel of the Kith Reg-t., N. 
Y. Vols., and is associated with his brother John K. 
in pnblishinii- the Malone Palladinm. He has tiiree 
children l)v his second Avife : 

Fkkdkuiok J., h. Oct. 19, 18")0. 
Ai.HEKT H.. h. April 29, 1859. 
IIkkheut H. 
vi. John K., h. April 22, 1826; m. Dec. 8, 1848, Harriet 
Newell Moore of Stratham, N. H. ; res. Malone, N. Y. 
They had : 

Milton, b. July 4, 1850; d. Aug. 24, 18,50. 
Olin Julian, h. Aug. 9, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1873, 
Martha Lovell; b. 1856; d. March 15, 1876; 
m. second, June, 1879, Rose L. Elliot of Boston ; 
he d. March 9, 1883, leaving two children : 

Mattik, b. Feb. 9, 1876; res. Malone, with 

her grandparents. 
Elliot Olin, b. July 25, 1881 ; res. with 
his mother in West Medford, Mass. 

1072. tBEN.jAMiN, J>. Feb. 14, 1785; m. Sarah Kise Belding. 

1073. Levi; d. young. 

1074. t^KVi, b. Dec."l8, 1788; m. Margaret Kilbreath. 

1075. fjAMES, b. Aug. 7, 1790; in. Lucretia Frank. 

1076. Sarah, b. July 6, 1793; m. May 31, 1817, Harvey Gilbert (as per 

records of St. James ("Cathedral, Toronto, Out.), son of Benj. 
and Susanna (White) Gilbert; b. in Rome, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1793; 
d. Dec. 29, 1849; res. Toronto, Out., where she d. June 14, 1829. 
Their children were born in Toronto : 

1. Hiram Benjamin, b. Nov. 2, 1818; m. Oct. 16, 1842, 
Harriet Braman, daughter of Orramus and Mercy 
(Pomeroy) Braman ; b. Feb. 4, 1822 ; res. East Troy, 
Wis. 
ii. Sophia Adaline, b. March 11, 1820; m. May' 
19, 1836, Isaac La Moreaux, son of Joshua 
and Annie (Cross) La Moreaux ; b. Aug. 19, 
1812; d. Sept. 21, 1886; res. Geauga Co., O. 
iii. LoviA Eveline, b. March 11, 1820; m. Nov. 

4, 1837; Andrew Edmonson, son of William 
and Elizabeth (Batey) Edmonson; b. 1813; 
d. June 22, 1888; res. Buffalo, N. Y. 

iv. Angeline Harriet, b. April 29, 1822; to. Nov. 15, 1838, 
Robert Roy Mackie, son of William and Helen (Dar- 
lington) Mackie; b. in Scotland, Feb. 11, 1813; d. 
March 10, 1848; res. Clinton, Iowa. 
V. James Albert, b. April 1, 1824; m. Aug. 25, 1848, Mary 

5. Spencer, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Baker) 
Spencer; b. April 9, 1824; res. Beardsley, Minn. 

vi. Elisha Madison, b. April 5, 1826; m. Nov. 6, 1851, 
Laura Ette Carr, daughter of Amos and Laura (Mabry) 
Carr; b. Jan. 12, 1827; res. Conneautville, Pa. 

vii. Alonzo William, b. May 8, 1828; m. Sept. 23, 1855, 
Seraphina M. Upham, daughter of Phineas and Sally 
(Coulter) Upham ; b. March 28, 1837 ; d. Feb. 22, 18.59 ; 
TO. second, Nov. 20, 1862, Mary Jane HoUoway, daugh- 
ter of Herbert and Sarah (Wood) HoUoway ; b. Oct. 



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134 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

29, 1839; he d. July 15, 1868; she m. second, H. L. 
HoUoway; res. Holland, O. Had two children by her 
flrst husband : 

LuELLA May ; m. Latimer Thompson. 

Helen Lovia. 

148-460. James Bigelow of Templetou, Mass. In conse- 
quence of incomplete records of the early days of our New Eng- 
land towns, we are unable to trace with certainty the ancestry of 
the above James Bigelow. From family records we are informed 
that he was born in " Westown," Jan. 1, 1743, but there being 
no town of Westown, we infer that the writer of the record must 
have intended Weston, the home of many of the early families 
of Bigelows. The date as given above was taken from his 
gravestone, which was erected by his son Levi, but from another 
family record, we are informed that he was born Jan. 2G, 1742. 
Family tradition says that his father was a roving man, and that 
little was known of him, or what became of him. James was 
taken when very small and brought up by a family of another 
name, and, therefore, from a lack of records, and with what 
family tradition and records we have, we incline to the opinion 
that he was a son of James Bigelow of Weston, who was soon 
after, of Worcester and vicinity, and of whom we find no trace 
after 1746, and from what little we learn of him, he appears to 
have been of a roving disposition, and had no regular abiding 
place. At the age of 16, James, Jr., enlisted in the army 
in the French and Indian War, serving to its close ; and 
when the Revolutionary War broke out, he again entered the 
service on the 19th of April, 1775, in Col. Doolittle's Regiment, 
and served a greater part of the time until its close, never 
receiving a bounty or a pension for his services. He married 
about 1763, Mary Sawyer, who, family tradition and records 
say, was born in Kittery, Maine, Oct. 29, 1740. They settled 
in Templeton, Mass., where they had a large family of children. 
About 1786 they emigrated to the Kennebec Valley, which was 
at that time little else than an unbroken wilderness, and settled 
in the then new town or settlement of Bloomfield, which is now 
a part of Skowhegan, and there lived until his death, Jan. 27, 
1829, at the ripe old age of 87 years. She died May 29, 1817, 
aged 76 years. Their children were : 

1077. Betty, b. May 1, 1764; m. Solomon Steward; res. Skowhegan, 
where they had : 

i. Betsey ; m. Samuel Jewett, 



GENEALOGY. 135 

ii. Polly ; m. Benjamin Hartwell ; res. Skowhegan. 
iii. Rkbecca; m. Asa Weston, 
iv. Solomon ; wi. Esther Emery. 
V. James ; m. Hannah Jewett. 
vi. Zilpah; d. unm. 
vii. LucLi; d. young, 
viii. Hknry; d. young. 
ix. Beulaii ; m. William Bray. 
X. Isaac ; m. Miranda Jewett. 

1078. fJAMES, b. Jan. 1, 1766; m. Betsey Davis. 

1079. IGeoroe, b. Jan. 17, 1768; m. Mary Clark. \m,^:„„ 

1080. Mary, b. Jan. 17, 1768; d. young. / ^^^i"'" 

1081. ISamuel, b. Nov. 3, 1769; m. Rebecca Steward. 

1082. tEPHKALM, b. March 23, 1772; m. Esther Coburu. 

1083. Molly, b. Dec. 30, 1774 ; d. Aug. 26, 1777. 

1084. fxVBRAHAM, b. Aug. 20, 1777; m. Susan Emery. 

1085. Polly, b. Aug. 16, 1779 ; m. Jan. 4, 1810, James Pratt, son of 

Micah Pratt, who emigrated from Abington, Mass., in 1784, 
and settled in Skowhegan; James was ?>. in Abington, Jan. 4, 
1779; d. Aug. 28, 1855; she d. July 19, 1834. They had : 

i. James, b. in Canaan, Sept. 7, 1810; m. Amy Tidd; res. 

Skowhegan; d. Marcli 7, 1864. 
ii. Malvina, b. in Canaan, Oct. 25, 1812; d. in Boston, 

May 5, 1875, U7im. 
iii. LE^^, b. in Solon, Sept. 24, 1814; m. Evaline Kendall; 

res. Boston; d. April 6, 1885. 
iv. Edward, b. March 3, 1816; d. young. 
V. Amasa, b. in Skowhegan, March 27, 1817 : «». March 20, 
1839, Betsey Bigelow, daughter of Abraham Bigelow ; 
d. Oct. 19, 1842; hem. second, July 28, 1850, Louisa 
Bigelow, daughter of James Bigelow, Jr. ; d. Sept. 20, 
1850; he m. third, Aug. 19, 1852, Lydia A. King; b. in 
Gray, Me., Feb. 3, 1821. In June, 1856, they emigrated 
to Ripon, Wis., and engaged in farming for a short time, 
and then he became a dealer in lumber and produce. 
During the late Rebellion he was U. S. Deputy Marshal 
for four years, and is one of the prominent citizens of 
Ripon. He has four children, 
vi. Mary A., b. in Skowhegan, May 20, 1819; d. Jan. 10, 

1846, unm. 
vii. BEN.TAMIN, b. in Bloomfleld, Feb. 28, 1822; m. Feb. 28, 
1848, Almira Smith; b. 1821; d. April, 1889; res. Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

1086. tLEVi, b. Jan. 22, 1782; m. Sally Emery. 

148-461. Enoch Bigelow of Charlton, Mass., son of James 
and Sarah Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Oct. 2, 1746. Like 
the preceding James, we are left with but little record to build 
from. We find no further mention of James after the birth of 
Enoch. The next mention that we find concerning Enoch 
appears on the town records of Charlton, where Enoch Bigelow 
and Bette demons were married Aug. 28, 1770. From the rolls 
of Revolutionary soldiers at the State House we find that Enoch 
Bigelow served in the company from Charlton, July 4, 1780, till 



136 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Dec. 17, the same year, we fail to find any further mention 
of him on the public records, but we think it quite probable that 
he had one child, and perhaps others : 
1086^. Phillip; m. Dec. 11, 1793, Elizabeth Barrett. 

149-463. David Bigelow of Glastonbury, Conn., son of 
David and Editha (Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, May 
7, 1732; married, June 17, 1762, Patience Foote, daughter of 
Nathaniel Foote, Jr. They settled in that part of Glastoubui'y 
afterwards set off to Marlborough, where he died Oct. 6, 1820, 
aged 88 years. She died June 26, 1791. Their children were : 

1087. t^AViD, b. Nov. 9, 1762; m. Lydia Chapel. 

1088. tEuASTUS, h. Feb. 11, 1765; m. Lucy Hoot. 

1089. Patikxce, h. Dec. 28, 1767; to. Solomon Fiuley; d. March 10, 

1832; Tfs. Marlborough, Comi. 

1090. John Day, h. July 23, 1770; m. Sally BucU; d. Dec. 30, 1870, 

aged 100 years, 5 months, 7 days; res. Marlborough, Conn.; no 
issue. 

1091. Anna, h. J:m. 15, 1773; m. Benjamin Sears; d. May 14, 1842, 

aged 69 years. 

1092. Isaac, b. Oct. 29, 1775; m. Margaret Foote, daughter of Aaron 

and Mary CIsham) Foote; b. March 19, 1779; d. April 2, 1841; 
he d. May 7, 1832; no issue. 

1093. fAsA, 6. Jan. 18, 1779; m. Lucy Isham; res. Maiden, N. Y. 

1094. Esther, b. March 22, 1782; to. William Buell; d. Sept. 11, 1849; 

rps. Marlborough, Conn. 

149-464. Amasa Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., sou of 
David and Editha (Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Sept. 
3, 1733; married, Dec. 31, 1754, Jemima Strong, daughter of 
Josiah and Hannah (Fuller) Strong of Colchester. She was 
born April 7, 1738. Their children were born in Colchester : 

1095. fELi, b. May 29, 1756; m. Annie Freeman. 

1096. Editha, b. Jan. 9, 1759. 

1097. tTiMOTHY, b. Feb. 4, 1761; m. Elizabeth Arnold. 

1098. Je.mima, 6. May 27, 1763; to. Samuel Freeman. 

1099. Chaiuty, b. March 6, 1765; d. Sept. 18, 1784. 

1100. Lucy, b. Feb. 13, 1767. 

1101. Amasa, b. Jan. 1, 1769; d. Aug. 27, 1770. 

1102. Amasa; bapt. Jan. 6, 1771; d. Oct. 17, 1775. 
110:5. Asahel; bapt. May 2, 1773; d. Oct. 25, 1775. 

1104. Molly; bapt. Aug. 27, 1775. 

1105. tSETii G., b. July 5, 1777; m. Lucy Wheatley. 

1106. Amasa; bapt Sept. 19, 1779; d. Jan. 15, 1782. 

1107. Justin; bapt. Aug. 18, 1782; m. ; res. Coventry, Ct. 

1108. Gilbert. 

149-465. Ezra Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of David 
and Editha (Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, April 10, 
1736 ; married, Sept. 7, 1755, Hannah Strong, daughter of 



GENEALOGY. 137 

Josiah and Hannah (Fuller) Strong. She was born June 8, 
1734, and died Sept. 27, 1778, aged 44 years. In 1805 he 
moved to New York State, between Geneseo and Avon, and 
occupied with three of his sons several farms that he had 
exchanged Colchester i)roperty for, with Gen, Wadsworth of 
Geneseo. Their children were : 

1109. Ezra, b. Jan. 15, 1757. 

1 1 10. Hannah, h. April 10, 1759. 

1111. LoviNA, b. May 10, 1761; to. April 9, 1787, Zccliariali Kowley. 

1112. tiKA, b. May 19, 17fi3; m. liaclicl Allen. 

1113. JosiAH, b. Mayo, 1765. 

1114. Alfred; d. 1773. 

1115. Enos; baj)t. Oct. 9, 1776. 

1116. Joseph; bapt. Oct. 9, 1776. 

1117. Calvin; bapt. Aug. 16, 1778; d. 1778. 

149-466. Daniel Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
David and Editha (Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, JMay 
25, 1738; married, Jan. 8, 1761, Mary Brainerd, a lineal 
descendant of David Brainerd, the noted Indian missionary. 
•She died July 6, 1777. He married second, June 11, 1778, 
Mrs. Sarah F. Ingham (Chapman) of Saybrook. They lived in 
that part of Colchester now included in Marlborough, where he 
had a large family. He died Nov. 11, 1822, aged 84 years. 
She died Oct. 3, 1820, aged 72 years. Their children were : 

1118. fSxEPHEN, b. Jan. 18, 1762; m. Deborah Gates Smith. 

1119. fZELOTES, b. Auii-. 17, 1764; m. De'l)orah Foote. 

1120. Daniel, b. Oct. 22, 1766; res. NeAv Hampshire. 

1121. tOKOiEL, b. Oct. 19, 1768; m. Lydia Loomis. 

1122. Knock, b. Nov. 15, 1770; d. Nov. 29, 1775. 

1123. EPAriiRODiTus, b. Aug. 14, 1775; d. Feb. 2, 1778. 

1124. Mary Brainerd, b. June 11, 1777. 

1125. Sarah, b. June 13, 1779; d. Feb. 6, 1850, aged 70 years. 

1126. LuciNDA, b. Oct., 1781; d. 1786. 

1127. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1783 ; ?n. Feb. 11, 1827, Daniel Hempstead ; 

they lived in Leroy, N. Y., where he d. Aug. 21, 1855; slic d. 
Sept. 29, 1885, at the great age of 101 years, 10 months, 9 days, 
which Ave believe is the greatest age that any person in the 
familjs so far as we are able to learn, has ever reached. 
Having no children she resided with some friends in Leroy for 
some years after the death of her husbanil, and then Avent to 
live with her nephew, Daniel Bigelow in Lakeviile, where she 
died. In her younger days it fell to her lot to care for her 
parents in their old age. Her father for some years was nearly 
helpless, and consequently dependent. She fulfilled the mission 
of a faithful daughter to them till the end came. Inuring her 
residence with her nephew she freciuently alluded to this fact in 
her history, and in connection therewith would repeat the lifth 
commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother that thy 
days may be long in the land." And then affirm that she believed 

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138 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

the reason why the Lord had spared her so long, was because 
she had been so kind to her parents in their old age. 

1128. fEPAPHRODiTus, 5. Feb. 4, 1786; m. Sarah Phelps. 

1129. LuciNDA, h. April 30, 1788; d. Jan. 29, 1814. 

1130. An Infant, b. and d. 1790. 

1131. tRussELL, b. Sept. 22, 1792; m. Roxanna Lord. 

149-468. AzARiAH BiGELOW, son of David and Editha (Day) 
Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn,, Dec. 26, 1741 ; married, 
March 26, 1767, Margaret Foote. Resided in Colchester, where 
their children were born : 

1132. fAARON, b. June 8, 1768; m. Polly Dicliinson. 

1133. -J-Abner, b. April 22, 1770; m. Mary Foote. 

1134. Jesse, b. Jan. 29, 1775; d. Nov. 10, 1778. \rp •„„ 

1135. Henry, b. Jan. 29, 1775; d. Oct. 8, 1775. / ■^^i'^''- 

1136. tHENRY, b. Feb. 20, 1778; res. Middletown, Vt. 

1137. tJESSE, b. May 18, 1780; m. Roxy Robbins. 

150-474. John Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., sou of John 
and Anna (Bate) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Sept. 2, 
1737; married, July 10, 1759, Hannah Douglass. They lived 
in Colchester, where he died Feb. 24, 1812. In the distrilnition 
of his estate we find mentioned widow Hannah, sons Oliver and 
John, daughters Lydia Bigelow and Hannah Hungerford. Their 
children were : 

1138. tOLiVKR, b. Dec. 23, 1759; m. and settled in Ohio. 

1139. Elihu, b. Feb. 4, 1761; d. Feb. 8, 1786, unm. 

1140. Dennis, b. July 16, 1762 ; m. Green Chamberlain of East Haddam ; 

res. Ohio. 

1141. ITHAIMAR, b. July 18, 1764; d. Oct. 1, 1775. 

1142. Lydia, b. March 22, 1766; d. Sept. 16, 1775. 

1143. fJoHN, b. Dec. 8, 1767: m. Temperance Spencer. 

1144. Samuel, b. Oct. 16, 17G9; d. Sept. 9, 1775. 

1145. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1771; d. Sept. 23, 1776. 

1146. Asa, /;. Feb. 22, 1774; d. Sept. 17, 1775. 

1147. Lydia, b. May 20. 1776; d. Sept. 6, 1829, in Painesville, O. 

1148. Eunice, b. -June 14, 1778. 

1149. Hannah; m. .Josiah Hungerford of East Haddam. They had : 

i. John ; settled in Ohio. 

ii. Aaron; settled in Ohio. 

iii. Sarah ; settled in Ohio. 

150-477. Ephraim Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
John and Sarah (Bate) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Aug. 
21, 1740; married, Feb. 23, 1769, Mary Waters. He died in 
Colchester, Sept. 24, 1775. His wife was appointed adminis- 
tratrix of his estate April 22, 1776. His estate amounted to 
£213-19-7. Their children were : 

1160. Mary, b. May 31, 1770; m. July 26, 1794, Lemuel Strong, son of 
Lieut. Noah Strong, Jr.; b. Nov. 10, 1767; d. March 31, 1862, 
aged 94 years ; she c^. Oct. 22, 1804. They had : 
i. Philester; d. young. 



GENEALOGY. 139 

ii. Lfavis, h. Oct. 3, 1800 ; m. Lydia Bugly ; res. Perryville, 
N. Y. 

1151. tl'^'PHRAiM Bate, b. May 19, 1772; m. Anne Way. 

153-483. Jonathan Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
Asa and Dorothy (Otis) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Aug. 
10, 1740; married, May 24, 1759, P^lizabeth Otis, daughter of 
James and Sarah (Tudor) Otis (and tradition says that her 
mother was a lineal descendant of the royal house of Tudor) . 
She was born 1736. They lived in the old house on Bulkeley 
Hill, the home of his grandfather, Lieut. John Bigelow, and he 
died Jan. 13, 1823. Their children were : 

1152. Dklight, b. Dec. 24, 1759; m. John Fiske of Deerfleld, Mass.; 

no issne. 

1153. Dorothy, b. Feb. 3, 1761; m. May, 1788, Lieut. John Brown of 

Whately, Mass. ; d. Feb. 14, 1854, aged 93 years; he d. Dec. 18, 
1820, aged 83 years. They had : 
i. Champion, b. 1789. 

ii. Sally, b. 1790 ; m. Calvin Waite. 

iii. Chester, b. 1791. 

iv. Dorothy ; to. David Dickinson. 

1154. tJAMES, b. March 16, 1764; to. Anna Day. 
11.^5. Elsey, b. March 27, 1766; d. June 13, 1776. 

1156. Betsey, b. June 14, 1768; to. Dec. 25, 1787, Benjamin Greene of 
East Haddam. They had : 

i. James ; m. Sarah A. Pierpoint of Litchfield, Conn. Had 
one son : 

James P. 
ii. Ruth ; to. John W. Barljer (tlie historian) of New 
Haven. They had : 
John. 
James. 
Elizabeth. 
Caroline. 
Harriet. 
iii. Betsey; m. Edmund Wooding of Woodbridge, Conn. 
They had : 

Edmund. 
Julius. 
James. 
Anson. 
Eliza. 
iv. Harriet; m. Geo. N. Blakeslee of Plymouth, Conn. 
They had : 

George P. 
Julius. 
Anson. 
Warren. 

Louisa. , 

Caroline. 
Sarah. 
v. Benjaahn; unm. .. 

vi. Hannah ; to. Daniel Tuttle of Patchogue, L. I. \ Twins. 
They had : -• 

Daniel G. 
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140 THE BlGEtOW FAMILY . 

vii. Sarah ; in. Sylvester Tuttle of Patchogue, L. I. They 
had : 

Sarah J. 
Ezra B. 
viii. Anson; m. Lydia F. Moore of Greenport, L. I. They 
had : 

Benjamin A. 
She cl. ; m. second, Mary L. Farr of Commerce, Mich. 
They had : 

Minnik; res. Hammonton, N. J. 

1157. Sarah Tudor, h. March 2, 1771 ; m. Jan. 1, 1792, Roger Wing of 

Williamsburg, Mass. ; d. aged 82 years. They had : 
i. Sally. 
ii. Dennis. 
iii. Eliza. 
iv. Henry. 

1158. Eunice, h. .June 3, 1773 ; m. Chester Bardwell of Whatelv, Mass. ; 

d. April 23, 1841 ; he d. March 22, 1859. They had : 
i. Sarah, h. March 29, 1799; m. Giles Dickinson, 
ii. Julia, h. March 22, 1801 ; m. Giles Diclviuson. 
iii. Denny, h. Sept. 24, 1803 ; d. 1845. 
iv. OcTio, h. Jan. 3, 1806. 
V. Halsey, h. July 18, 1808 ; d. young, 
vi. Halsey, b. Oct. 28, 1810; m. Marietta Packard, 
vii. Chester, h. Feb. 5, 1812. 
viii. Sherman, h. June 15, 1815. 
ix. Eunice, h. Sept. 18, 1819; m. Caleb Crafts. 

1159. Jonathan, h. Aug. 11, 1775; drowned May 22, 1793, while wash- 

ing sheep in the mill-pond near his father's house. 

15.3-486. Otis Bigelow of Lebanon, Conn., son of Asa aud 
Dorothy (Otis) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Jan. 24, 1747 ; 
married, 1766, Lydia Loomis ; she died, aud he married second, 
Dec. 18, 1777, Betsey Bartlett, who was born 1755, and died 
March 9, 1827. He died Sept. 10, 1832, aged 85 years. They 
lived in Lebanon, and their children were : 

IIGO. tOris (child by first wife) ; m. Henrietta Butler. 

1161. IErastus, b. Jan. 20, 1779; m. Mary Fox. 

1162. Lydia, b. Aus;. 31, 1781; d. Jan. 26, 1787. 

1163. Asa, h. May 26, 1783. 

1164. fHARVEY, h. April 13, 1785; m. Eliza Briggs. 

1165. Orsamus, b. Feb. 5, 1787; d. Oct. 20, 1817. 

1166. tMARTiN, b. Feb. 12, 1789; m. Briggs. 

1167. Amasa, b. May 28, 1791 ; d. Feb. 9, 1864. '^ 

1168. Betsey, b. May 9, 1793; d. .Jan. 22, 1863. 

1169. Jonathan, !>. March 1, 1795; m. and was drowned in the Erie 

Canal Nov. 23, 1829 ; left one child. 

153-490. Asa Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of Asa 
and Dorothy (Otis) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, May 12, 
1755; married, Feb. 5, 1783, Lydia Newton. His father 
having died previous his to birth, he lived with his grand- 
father till he was 14 years old, and early learned to become 



GENEALOGY. 141 

quite a help ; at the age of 14 he was apprenticed to learn the 
carpenter's trade to Mr. Amos Wells, with whom he lived seven 
years. About the time he was 21 he was drafted, went on 
a short campaign and received the appointment of Sergeant. 
Afterwards as an Assistant Commissary to Colonel Champion, 
the Commissary General, he went several times into New Jersey, 
Pennsylvania and Virginia. He was the first carpenter in Col- 
chester to use cut nails in building, which was in 1794. He 
died July 28, 1830, aged 75 years. His wife was born Dec. 27, 
1759, and died July 31, 1844, aged 84 years. Their children 
were : 

1170. Lydia, b. Nov. 9, 1783; d. Oct. 21, 1788. 

1171. fGfUY, b. Aug. '21, 1785; m. Sarah Ann Waite. 

1172. Sally, b. May 8, 1787; m. Nov. 27, 1823, liev. .Tared Roid, who 

Avas b. Feb. 29, 1788; she d. Feb. 11, 1854, leaving one son: 
i. Jaued, b. Nov. 12, 1824; m. Louisa Dwight. 

1173. Lydia, b. Nov. 2, 1789; m. Sept. 17, 1817, Rev. Justin Edwards, 

who was b. April 25, 1787; d. July 23, 1853; she d. Feb. 4, 1868, 
aged 78 years. They had : 

1. Justin Asa, b. Jan. 20, 1819; m. April 26, 1854, Octavia 

C. Dole; res. New York City; she d. July 4, 1885. 
ii. Jonathan, b. July 17, 1820; m. Aug. 31, 1848, Frances 
Swan Brouson, daughter of Hon. David Bronson of 
Augusta, Me. ; b. Aug. 26, 1826; res. Wellesley, Mass. ; 
a graduate of Yale University ; Avas settled as pastor 
of the Congregational Church in Woburn, and after- 
wards was pastor of the Plymouth Church at Roches- 
ter, N. Y. They have : 

Augusta Bigelow, b. Feb. 26, 1857; m. Frederic 

W. Brooks ; res. Belleview, Fla. 
Mary Newton, b. Jan. 4, 1859 ; res. Wellesley. 
Justin, b. Nov. 30, 1861; res. Lowell, Mass. 
iii. Newton, b. March 11, 1822; m. Aug. 30, 1848, Mary S. 

Williams; res. Augusta, Me.; d. May 7, 1855. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1824; res. Audover, Mass. 
V. Lydia, b. March 6, 1826; res. Audover, Mass. 
vi. Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 29, 1828; m. April 25, 1855, Thomas 
Nelson Haskell ; res. Denver, Colo. 

1174. LoiSA, b. July 19, 1792; d. same day. 

1175. fAsA, b. Oct. 10, 1794; m. Jaue Brown Stebbins. 

1176. Clarissa, b. March 2, 1797; d. March 13, 1868. 

1177. fGEORGE Newton, b. April 4, 1799; m. Hannah Seeley. 

1178. Ann Eliza, b. June 18, 1802; m. May 24, 1826, William Turner; 

m. second, June 26, 1833, Daniel Sattbrd of Boston. 

1179. Abby Jane, b. Sept. 16, 1804; m. Dec. 24, 1828, Daniel Safford 

of Boston; d. ,Julv 17, 1833. 

1180. Mary Louisa, b. Nov. 29, 1806; m. Sept. 18, 1828, Rev. Wake-- 

field Gale, sou of Joseph and Susanna (Frye) Gale; b. Jan. 18, 
1797; graduated at Dartmouth College 1822, Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary 1825; settled at Eastport, Me., 1829, at Rockport, 
Mass., 1836. Their children were : 

i. William Wakefield, b. and d. March 5, 1832. 

ii. WiLLiAJvi Turner, b. and d. Aug. 18, 1833. 



142. THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii. Ann Eliza Safford, b. Oct. 19, 1835; m. Aug. 5, 1857, 

Lyman R. Williston ; res. Caml)riclge, Mass. 
iv. William Tdrnkr, b. Dec. 31, 1837. 
V. Joseph Wakkfield, 6. Sept. 18, 1839 ; m. Nov. 2G, 18G3, 

Hattie L. Jewell ; res. Rockport, Mass. 
vi. Edwards, b. Aug. 31, 1841: d. Sept. 22, 1842. 
vii. Justin Edwards, b. Nov. 10, 1844 ; graduatecr 

at Harvard University 18G6. [ rp • 

viii. Jkremiaii Evarts, b. Nov. 10, 1844; d. same 
day- 
ix. Mary Louisa, b. May 22, 1846. 
X. John Newton, b. Feb. 4, 1848; d. Jan. 27, 1849. 
xi. Newton Bigelow, b. Dec. 2, 1850; d. Jan. 4, 1851. 

155-494. Roger Bigelow of Weston and Winchendou, 
Mass., son of Josepli and Mercy (Pratt) Bigelow, was born in 
Weston, Mass., Nov. 17, 1752; married, April 21, 1774, Mary 
Child, lived for several years in Weston, and then moved to 
Wiuchendon about 1780, and died about 1801. In 1797 the 
Methodists commenced to hold meetings in Winchendon and 
met in Roger Bigelow's house for their first meetings. Their 
children were : 

1181. Marshall, b. Aug. 27, 1774. 

1182. Nabby, b. July 8, 1776. 

1183. Isaac, b. Aug. 1, 1778. 

1184. Polly, b. March 24, 1780. 

1185. Eunice, b. April 24, 1783. 

1186. Mercy, b. July 4, 1785. 

1187. Samuel, b. Sept. 11, 1787. 

1188. Alpheus, b. Aug. 4, 1789. 

1189. Ezra P., b. July, 1791. 

154-495. Elias Bigelow of Sterling, Mass., sou of Joseph 
and Mercy (Pratt) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Jan. 24, 1754 ; 
married, March 5, 1778, Abigail Myrick of Weston. They 
moved to Sterling, where they had a large family. He died 
April, 1811. She was born April 17, 1756, and died Sept. 12, 
1812. Their children were : 

1190. Sally, b. Dec. 29, 1778; m. Nov. 4, 1808, Arthur Pendleton of 

Camden, Me. ; d. 1817. 

1191. Abigail, b. Dec. 11, 1780; to. Philemon Wright, who was b. in 

SterUng, Sept. 15, 1782; d. April 3, 1864'; she d. 1857; res. 
Keene, N. H. 

1192. fJoHN, b. June 7, 1783; m. Abigail Richardson. 

1193. Samuel, b. Aug. 12, 1785; d. Sept. 27, 1786. 

1194. tWiLLiAM, b. Oct. 28, 1788. 

1195. Betsey, b. Feb. 14, 1790; m. Samuel W. Phelps; res. DeKalb, 

N. Y., where she d. June 5, 1825. 

1196. Polly, b. April 18, 1792; d. at DeKalb, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1811. 

1197. IHeartwell, b. June 3, 1795; m. Lavinia Jones. 

1198. Parker, b. Jan. 12, 1801; to. Aug. 21, 1842, Sophia A. S. Baron 

of Boston ; d. in Boston, Aug. 7, 1853. 



GENEALOGY. 143 

155-497. Roger Bigelow of Harvard, Mass., son of Uriah 
and Abigail (Pierce) Bigelow, was probably born in Sudbury 
(we have no date) ; married, Nov. 12, 1776, Elizabeth Russell, 
and lived a few years in Fitchburg, then moved to Harvard, 
Mass., where he died. She died May 1, 1802. The first two 
children were born in Fitchburg. Their children were : 

1199. Daniel, b. April 24, 1777; d. April 23, 1802. 

1200. tABiJAii, b. Alls?. 8, 1779; m. Sarah Haskell. 

1201. Betsey, 5. March 21, 1782; m. Oct. 10, 1803, John Trufant. 

They had : 
i. Orisa. 
ii. John. 
iii. Darwin. 
iv. Emory. 

1202. Lucy, b. Oct. 27, 1783; m. Sept. 16, 1801, Stephen Lawrence; d. 

Aug. 28, 1821. Thcv had: 

i. Eliza, b. May 19, 1803; d. Oct. 2, 1804. 
ii. Stephen, b. Oct. 10, 1804; d. July 12, 1818. 
iii. Justin, b. Aug. 4, 1806; in. Charlotte S. Pinkhani. They 

had four children. 
iv. Louisa, b. May 17, 1808; m. June 10, 1828, B. F. 

Whitney of Harvard. They had nine children. 
v. Edward, b. June 21, 1810 ; to. Mary T. Baker. They had 

six children, 
vi. Joseph Bigelow, b. Sept. 28, 1812; m. Harriet C. Pink- 
ham ; res. Worcester. They had seven children, 
vii. James Stone, b. Sept. 7, 1814; to. Caroline Lowe of 

Clinton ; res. Clinton. They had live children, 
viii. Andrew, b. March 16, 1817; to. Mary A. Clark. They 
had five childi'en. 
ix. William, />. May 18, 1819; m. Mary A. Seabolt. 
X. Lucy Stone, b. Aug. 12, 1821 ; m. Fred. Folger. They 
had tAvo children. 
120(5. t Jason, b. Nov. 11, 1786; m. Sarah Walker. 

1204. t Joseph, b. May 27, 1790; to. Agnes M. Nisbet. 

1205. tTHOMAS, b. April 9, 179,S; to. Sarah A. Dudley. 

1206. Emery, b. Sept. 14, 1795; d. in the South. 

157-500. Daniel Bigelow, son of Daniel and Mary (Bond) 
Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., April 27, 1752; mar- 
ried, April 20, 1783, Anna Johnson. He graduated at Harvard 
University 1775, taught school in Worcester in 1776, and was 
employed on the Spy about a year. He studied law, was 
admitted to the bar in June, 1780, immediately opened an oflice 
in Petersham, Mass., and resided there until his death, Nov. 5, 
1806. He represented the town in the General Court, 1790- 
1794, was elected to the Senate, 1794 to 1799, a member of the 
Governor's Council 1801, and was chosen a successor of Judge 
Sprague as County Attorney. Their children were : 

1207. Daniel ; graduated at Williams College 1803 ; was a physician ; 

d. in Columbus, O., 1826. 



144 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1208. tLEWis, b. 1785 ; graduated at Williams College 1803. 

157-505. Augustus Bigelow of Berlin, Mass., son of Daniel 
and Mary (Ballard) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Jan, 28, 
177G; married, March 1, 1798, Betsey Spafiford, daughter of 
Job Spafiford. She was born in Berlin, Feb. 12, 1779, and died 
in Fitchburg, Oct. 1, 1848, aged 6l years. He lived a few years 
in Berlin, then moved to Maine, thence to Vermont, and died 
very suddenly in Cavendish, Vt., Aug. 9, 1831. Their children 
were : 

1209. Mary, b. in Berlin, Jan. 19, 1799; to. May 13, 1821, Abel Brigham 

of Marlborougli, Mass. Tliey had two children : 

i. Levi S. ; m. Rice ; res. Ayer, Mass. 

ii. Catherine ; to. x\lden Phelps. 

1210. Sally, b. in Berlin, Sept. 29, 1800; d. in Marlborough, Jan. 6, 

1844, unm. 

1211. Hannah, b. in Berlin, May 15, 1802; d. Oct. 22, 1805. 

1212. Daniel, b. in Berlin, June 5, 1804; d. Nov. 2, 1805. 

1213. fAuGUSTUS, b. in Berlin, May 25, 1806; m. Hannah Spaflbrd. 

1214. fJoiJ Spafford, b. in Waterford, Me., Dec. 8, 1807; m. Lucy 

Whittemore. 

1215. tJAMES Ballard, b. in Waterford, Me., June 26, 1810; m. 

Susainia Miller. 

1216. Calvin, b. July 28, 1813; d. in Montpelier, Vt., May 14, 1837. 

158-506. David Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of David 
and Sarah (Eaton) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, April 4, 
1753 ; married, April 10, 1775, Hanuah Willington of Worces- 
ter. They had several children born in Worcester, and she died 
March 10, 1839. He died 1832. He was in the service in the 
Revolution at Peekskill and White Plains. Their children were: 

1217. David; lost at sea. 

1218. Hannah; d. young. 

1219. Betsey; to. Nov. 2, 1802, Jeremiali Harrington. 

1220. ILkwis, b. July 12, 1778; w. Sophia Stowell. 

1221. Dolly; to. George Porter. 

1222. Cynthia; to. April 15, 1812, Josiah Davis of Oxford, Mass. 

1223. ihKVi; ?«. Eunice Blake. 

1224. Lucretia; m. Nov. 19, 1820, Samuel Harrington. 

1225. Sally; d. young. 

158-513. Silas Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of David 
and Deborah (Hcywood) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Dec. 
5, 1770; married Aratbusa Moore. She died and he married 
second, Dec. 9, 1817, Mrs. Susanna Curtis. She died in 
Worcester, Dec. 16, 1830, aged 58 years. He died in Temple- 
ton, Mass., April 25, 1837, aged 66 years. Their children 
were : 

1226. tSAMUEL, b. Aug. 28, 1792; to. Mary Ann Cole. 



GENEALOGY. 145 

1227. Hknuy, b. July 20, 1794; m. April 30, 1827, Lydia Adams. 

1228. Ahkjail, b. July 28, 1797; m. Nov. 3, 1824, Joel Brooks of Peters- 

iKina; he d. and she m. second, Howe. 

1229. Lucy, b. July 4, 1799; m. Nov. 14, 1830, Amos Bobbins of Ux- 

bridge. They had : 
i. Silas. 
ii. George. 
iii. JouN. 

iv. Mary; to. Leonard. 

V. Sumner. 

1230. Arathusa, /;. June 25, 1804; is now living (1889). 

1231. Augusta, b. Aug. 4, 1808 ; res. South for a time, but d. in Peters- 

ham about 1842. 

158-514. Levi Bigelow, son of David and Deborah (Hey- 
wood) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., May 30, 1773 ; 
married Nancy Goodliue, daugliter of Dr. Goodliue. They 
moved to Putney, Vt., and afterwards resided some years in 
Stanstead, P. Q., where he was engaged in mercantile business. 
He died iu Burlington, Vt. Their children were : 



m. and had childreu ; 



1232. 


Laura. 


1233. 


Lucius ; d. young. 


1234. 


Lawrence G. ; m. a 




i. Lucius. 




ii. George. 




iii. Susan. 




iv. Elizabeth 



1235. Levi, b. ab(mt 1814; d. in Keene, N. H., May 2, 1843, unm. ; was 

a physician. 

1236. Nancy ; 7?i. George B. Shaw. They had : 

i. William G. 

ii. Maria ; m. Gay. 

iii. Fannie. 
iv. George. 

158-515. Walter Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
David and Deborah (Heywood) Bigelow, was born in Worces- 
ter, Nov. 18, 1775 ; married, Nov. 18, 1799, Judith Trowbridge, 
daughter of William and Sarah Trowbridge. She died March 
13, 1863, aged 85 years, 4 months. He died May 17, 1857, 
aged 81 years. He was a prominent farmer in Worcester, and 
held several local offices. Their children were : 

1237. Sarah Rice, b. Dec. 23, 1800; m. May 18, 1820, John Barnard, 2d. 

1238. Andrew, b. Oct. 4, 1802; d. April 1, 1827, rimn. 

1239. Dolly, b. May 8, 1805 ; d. July 25, 1824. 

1240 tWALTKR, b. Aug. 22, 1811 ; m. Mary King Hyde. 
1241. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1819; m. Dec. 20, 1842, George C. 
Davis of Northborough, Mass., where they lived; he d. April 
26, 1873. They had: " 

i. George Bigelow, b. Aug. 3, 1850; d. Oct. 31, 1856. 
ii. Elizabeth Bigelow, b. Feb. 16, 1853; vi. March 27, 
-^ 1878, Walter Lambert; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

17 



146 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii, Julia Georgiana, h. Feb. 2, 1856; m. Sept. 20, 1881, 

Charles C Chandler; res. Missouri. 
iv. Mary Louisa, h. Aug. 27, 1858; res. Northborough. 
V. Clinton, h. Nov. 9, 1866; res. Northborougli. 

158-516. Hon. Tyler Bigelow of Watertown, youngest son 
of David and Deborah (Heywood) Bigelow, was born in Worces- 
ter, Mass., Aug. 13, 1778; married, Nov. 26, 1806, Clarissa 
Bigelow, daughter of Col. Timothy Bigelow, born Dec. 29, 1781. 
He graduated at Harvard University, 1801, studied law with his 
cousin, Hon. Timothy Bigelow at Groton, and commenced prac- 
tice at Leominster, Mass., but removed to Watertown, Oct., 
1804, where he rose to a high rank in his profession, but before 
he reached the prime of life he had to give up much of his prac- 
tice on account of deafness ; he was considered one of the 
leading citizens of Watertown, where he died May 23, 1865. 
He left a legacy of $10,000 to Harvard University as a fund for 
the maintenance of indigent and meritorious students. Their 
children were : 

1242. Clarissa Andrews, h. Nov. 1, 1807; m. April 26, 1831, Theodore 

Chase of Boston. They had : 
i. Theodore, Jr. 
ii. George B. 

1243. RUEUS, h. June 3, 1809 ; d. young. 

1244. fGEORGE Tyler, h. Oct. 6, 1810; m. Anna S. Miller. 

1245. Charles Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1812; d. Sept. 13, 1813. 

1246. ICharles Henry, b. July 13, 1814; m. Harriet Briggs. 

1247. Harriet, b. Feb. 26, 1816; d. in Cuba, unm. 

1248. Francis Whitney, b. June 4, 1824 ; d. in San Francisco. 

1249. Edward Irving, b. June 1, 1827; d. in Egypt. 

161-518. Hon. Timothy Bigelow of Medford, Mass., son 
of Col. Timothy and Anna (Andrews) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, April 30, 1767. His father being actively engaged 
in the early movements of the Revolution, and being away from 
home in the service of his country, the care of the children fell 
to the lot of the mother. Early in life he entered the printing 
office of Isaiah Thomas, where he worked two years, but his love 
for books was the ruling passion, and while at work in the 
printing office he spent his leisure moments in study. In 1778 
he was placed in charge of Rev. Joseph Pope of Spencer for a 
time, but the spring of 1779 found him with his father, in the 
Continental Army in the Rhode Island Campaign. When Col. 
Bigelow's Regiment was ordered south, the boy Timothy returned 
home to study under the care of Benjamin Lincoln (then a law 



GENEALOGY. 147 

student) for a time, and then he was placed under the tuition of 
Samuel Dexter, who prepared him for admission to Harvard 
University, which he gained in 1782, graduated with high honors 
in the class of 1786, soon commenced the study of law in the 
ofllce of Levi Lincoln, Esq., and was admitted to the bar 1789. 
He commenced practice in Groton, Mass., where he became 
acquainted with and married, Sept. 30, 1791, Lucy, daughter of P 
Hon. Oliver and Lydia (Baldwin) Prescott. Here he lived "^'^^ 
until 1806, during which time he was chosen to represent the 
town in the General Coui't, 1792 to 1797, and Senator for the 
four succeeding years. He was chosen a member of the Council, 
1802, and was again, in 1804, chosen representative to the 
Legislature, to which place he was returned for eighteen succes- 
sive years, having in the meantime (1806) changed his residence 
from Groton to Medford. In 1805 he was chosen Speaker of 
the House, as also in 1808 and 1809, and again in 1812 to 1819 
inclusive, which place he filled with marked ability and popu- 
larity, having occupied the position a greater number of years 
than any other person since the formation of the State govern- 
ment. In 1820 he was elected a member of the Council, and 
before his term expired he died at his home in Medford, May 
18, 1821. In politics he was active as a member of the Federal 
Party, and was a delegate from Massachusetts, to the Hartford 
Convention in 1814. As a lawyer he stood at the head of his 
profession. He practiced in the courts of Massachusetts and 
New Hampshire, and he is said to have pleaded the cause of 
15,000 cases before the courts during his life's work, and always 
maintained an unspotted reputation for integrity, ability, and 
honesty. He was identified with the Masonic fraternity in 
Massachusetts, and was elected Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of Massachusetts, over which he presided with signal 
ability. His widow died Dec. 15, 1852. Their children were : 

1250. Katherine, /). May 20, 1793; m. June 23, 1819, Hon. Abbott 
Lawrence of Bostou; 6. in Groton, Dec. 16, 1792. He was a 
Ilepresentative to Coivijress, afterwards Minister Plenipotentiary 
to Great Britain, and d. Aug. 18, 1855. Tliey had: 

i. Annie Bigelow, b. April 28, 1820; m. Jan. 22, 184C, 
Benjamin S. Rotcli of New Bedford; res. Boston. 
They had seven children, 
ii. James, b. Dec. 6, 1821; m. March 16, 1852, Elizabeth 
Prescott, daughter of William H. Prescott, the histo- 
rian ; he graduated at Harvard University 1840. They 
had three children. 



l48 THE BIGELOW FAMILTT. 

iii. George ; cl. an infant. 

iv. John Abbott ; d. an infant. 

V. Timothy Bigelow, b. Nov. 22, 1826 ; graduated at Har- 
vard University 1846 ; m. March 16, 1854, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Hon. Henry Chapman of Penn. ; d. in 
Wasliington, D. C, March 21, 1869. 

vi. Abbott, h. Sept. 9, 1828 ; m. Harriette Paige of Boston, 
April 12, 1853; graduated at Harvard University, 1849. 
They had six children, 
vii. Katherine Bigelow, b. Feb. 21, 1832; m. June 1, 1854, 
Augustus Lowell, son of John Araory Lowell of 
Boston." 

1251. fAxDREW, b. May 7, 1795; to. 

1252. fJoHN Prescott, h. Aug. 25, 1797; to. Louisa A. Brown. 

1253. Edward; res. Medford. 
1264. Helen. 

1255. Francis ; d. in Medford, June 28, 1886. 

1256. Elizabeth Prescott ; res. Medford. 

167-530. Samuel Bigelow of Whitehall, N. Y., son of 

Rev. Hopestill and (Olmsted) Bigelow, was born in 

Skeensborough, now Whitehall, April 2, 1763, and married 
Elizabeth Fuller, daughter of Aaron Fuller of Whitehall. They 
lived in Whitehall many years. She was born March 20, 1765, 
and died March 14, 1836. He died March, 1842, aged 79 years. 
Their children were : 

1257. Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1782; to. John Chase; d. Oct., 1822. 

1258. Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1784; m. Parish; d. Jan. 13, 1848. 

1259. tHoPESTiLL, b. Feb. 28, 1786 ; m. Charlotte Bates. 

1260. FiDiLLio, b. Jan. 13, 1788; d. Jan. 20, 1788. 

1261. Tyla, b. July 26, 1789; in. Hemeuway; d. May 6, 1855. 

1262. NiRAM, b. May 27, 1791 ; went from home and never heard from. 

1263. Clemens, b. Jan. 1, 1793; d. Jan., 1794. 

1264. John Whitlock, b. May 5, 1795 ; m, Shannon; d. April 22, 

1845. 

1265. tSAMUEL LiscoMB, b. April 19, 1797; m. Catherine Van Gorder. 

1266. t James, b. May 25, 1800; to. Van Gorder. 

1267. Ammirilla, b. April 30, 1802 ; d. June 30, 1802. 

1268. Rocksina, b. May 11, 1803; to. flrst, J. W.Wells; second, Peter 

Swarts. 

1269. Asa Barney, b. Dec. 8, 1805; to.; res. near Seneca, N. Y., and 

afterwards at New York City. 

167-532. Thomas Bigelow, son of Rev. Hopestill Bigelow, 
was born June, 1769 ; married Mary Griffith, daughter of Micah 
and Diademia (Kennedy) Griffith, born Aug., 1771, at Danbury, 
Conn. They resided in Whitehall, N. Y., where she died Aug., 
1835, and he died March, 1843. They had : 

1270. tTHOMAS, b. Oct. 12, 1801; to. Jennie C. Gordon. 

176-540. Joshua Bigelow of Lebanon, N. Y., son of Jabez 
and Susanna (Elderkin) Bigelow, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., 



GENEALOGY. 149 

Jan. 2, 1759 ; married Huklah Hunt of Shoreham, Vt. They 
lived on a part of his father's farm, in Lebanon, where he 
died March 10, 1831, aged 72 years. She was born Jan. 30, 
17G8, and died Nov. 5, 1831. Their children were : 

1271. AsHER, b. Feb. 19, 1789; went away from homo Avhon a young 

mail to the South and was an overseer on a i^hmtation near 
Charleston, S. C, about 1825. 

1272. Louisa, b. April 10, 1791; d. May 19, 1822, ?mm. 

1273. Sarah, b. Dec. 17, 1793; d. Awj^. 23, 1825, unm. 

1274. Samt'ei., b. Oct. 4, 1795; m. Polly Pratt of Canaan; b. Feb. 10, 

1793; d. Jan. 2, 1849; he d. Sept. 25, 1857; no issue. 

1275. Susannah, 6. March 4, 1797; d. Nov. 10, 1819, unm. 

1276. tHiRAM, b. March 5, 1800; m. Lucma Haight. 

1277. EuzA Ann, b. Dec. 24, 1805 ; d. Oct. 14, 1823, unm. 

176-541. Jabez BictELOW of New Lebanon, N. Y., son of 
Jabez and Snsanna (Elderkin) Bigelow, was born in Pittsfield, 
Mass., Aug. 30, 1760; married Almy Gardner of Providence, 
R. I. She died and he married Mary Fenn. They lived in New 
Lebanon. Their children were : 

1278. fJoB Gardnkr, b. Dec. 31, 1792; m. Thankful Enos. 

1279. Ann, b. May 21, 1795; m. William Blackingtou ; res. Flint, Mich. 

1280. Waterman", b. March 19, 1798; ?«. 

1281. David, b. Sept. 12, 1799. 

1282. fAuGUSTUS, b. Sept. 18, 1801 ; m. Frances P. Fenn. 

176-545. Gale Bigelow of Lebanon, N. Y., son of Jabez 
and Susanna (Elderkin) Bigelow, was born in Pittsfield, Nov. 
29, 1766; married, Dec. 31, 1798, Sarah Pratt, daughter of 
Obadiah and Jemima Pratt, born Sept. 3, 1781. They resided 
in Lebanon, where he died Oct. 10, 1843. Their children were : 

1283. Ralph, b. Aug. 27, 1800. 

1284. fTHOMAS Allen, b. Dec. 18, 1802; m.; res. California. 

1285. Rachel, b. June 26, 1805. 

1286. Charlotte, b. June 18, 1808. 

1287. Elizabeth M., b. June 5, 1810. 

1288. Obadiah Griswold, b. May 28, 1812; m. Sarah ; res. 

Chatham, N. Y. 

1289. Lo^aNA, b. May 22, 1814. 

1290. Sarah, b. July" 27, 1816; d. Aug. 16, 1816. 

1291. .Joseph, b. Jan. 14, 1819; d. Nov. 22, 1822. 

1292. Esther, b. Nov. 28, 1820. 

1293. Joseph G., b. July 21, 1822; d. July 22, 1842. 

181-549. Ephraim Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Elisha and Sarah (Goodridge) Bigelow, was born in Westmin- 
ster, Aug. 8, 1761 ; married Lydia Johnson. Their intention of 



150 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

marriage was published Dec. 14, 1786. They lived in West- 
minster, where their children were born : 

1294. Susanna, h. March 17, 1787 ; m. James Bean. 

1295. Moses, b. Aug. 6, 1788. 

129G. Sarah, h. July 25, 1790; m. Samuel Noyes. 

1297. Lucy, b. July 25, 1792. 

1298. fBENJAMiN GooDKiDGE, b. Aug. 8, 1794; m. Mary Matthews. 

1299. tKuFUS, b. Aug. 19, 1796; m. Sally Pillsbury. 

1300. Samuel, b. May 15, 1799; m. Sally Davis. 

1301. Lydia Louisa, b. May 6, 1801 ; m. John Drown. 

1302. Caroline, b. May 31,' 1803; m. Hiram Melvin. 

181-552. Elisiia Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Elisha and Sarah (Goodridge) Bigelow, was born in Westmin- 
ster, Oct. 22, 1767; married, Oct. 9, 1794, Lucy Benson. She 
died Oct. 29, 1843. He died March 12, 1835. Their children 
were : 

1303. LuciNDA, b. Aug. 19, 1795; d. Nov. 14, 1800. 
1804. Polly, b. Aug. 4, 1797. 

1305. Elisha, b. July 4, 1799; d. Sept. 15, 1800. 

1306. Elisha, b. Eeb. 8, 1801 ; d. Aug. 10, 1803. 

1307. Lucy, b. Nov. 15, 1802 ; d. Dec. 30, 1875, unm. 

1309 } ^^"^ daughters, b. and d. June 20, 1804. 

1310. tBENSON, b. Feb. 16, 1806 ; m. Elizabeth Hamilton. 

1311. Sarah, b. March 9, 1808. 

1312. fALEXANDER, b. Sept. 12, 1809; m. Louisa . 

1313. Elmira, b. May 23, 1812. 

181-554. Hon. Abijah Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son 
of Elisha and Sarah (Goodridge) Bigelow, was born in West- 
minster, Dec; 5, 1775, and early entered Dartmouth College, 
where he graduated 1795. He studied law and was admitted to 
the bar 1798. He opened an office in Leominster and took an 
active part in the town affairs, was elected Town Clerk for some 
years and was chosen to represent the town in the General Court. 
In 1811 he was elected to Congress and served two terms. 
About 1817 he removed to Worcester and was elected Clerk of 
the Courts, which office he held until 1833. He married, April 
8, 1804, Hannah Gardner of Leominster. She died in Worces- 
ter, Aug. 21, 1857. He died April 5, 1860. Their children 
were : 

1314. Sarah, b. May 21, 1805; m. May 29, 1829, Seth Adams. 

1315. fFRANCis Elisha, b. Jan. 14, 1807 ; in. Elizabetli C. Larrabee. 

1316. Susan, b. April 7, 1809; w. Nov. 10, 1831, Dr. Charles G. Greene. 

1317. Hannah, b. March 22, 1812; d. July 7, 1874, unm. 

1318. Abijah, b. Feb. 14, 1814; d. April 27, 1817. 

1319. Elizabeth, //. May 23, 1815; d. Feb. 22, 1838, ujim. 

1320. LuciNDA Gardner, b. March 19, 1817 ; d. Dec. 19, 1875, tinm. 



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1321. Anne Gardnkb, h. Dec. 8, 1818; d. Jan. 17, 1875, unm. 

1322. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1821 ; d. March 17, 1872, U7im. 

183-555. Ca,pt. Joshua Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., son 
of Joshua and Marjora (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in West- 
minster, Mass., April G, 1766; married in Westminster, May 
12, 1792, Rhoda Bowman of Westminster, and soon after moved 
to New York State, where they settled in Otsego Co., and 
named the town of Worcester. He became a prominent man in 
that vicinity and well known as "Capt. Josh Bigelow." He is 
said to have been the first settler in that county, and his first 
location was in that part of Worcester now Maryland (which 
was made by the division of Worcester into four towns) , and 
was a large land owner and trader. He removed to East 
Worcester and kept tavern, engaged in manufacturing and 
trading. He died about 1835, having previously lost his wife 
by a cancer. Their children were : 

1323. t Joshua ; m. Sarah Griffiths. 

1324. Senaca ; m. Lucy Lake. 

1325. IEdmund Bowman, b. April 2, 1802; m. HulcTah Howe. 

1326. Lucy ; m. Hemy Gott ; res. Worcester, N. Y. 

184-564. Jabez Bigelow of Ryegate, Vt., son of Jabcz and 
Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Mass., 
March 6, 1764 ; married Betsey Mcintosh. Settled in Vermont, 
where he lived a few years in Newbury (his first three children 
were born in that town), then moved to Ryegate, where he died 
Dec. 31, 1851, aged 87 years. She was born in Boston, Dec. 
12, 1768 ; died in Ryegate, Oct. 10, 1848, in her 80th year. 
Their children were : 

1327. Elizabeth McIntosii, b. July 12, 1788; m. Daniel Darling; d. 

1863. 

1328. tJABEZ, b. Nov. 2o, 1789; m. Eleanor Chamberlain. 

1329. John, b. Aug. 8, 1791 ; d. Sept. 5, 1791. 

1330. EoxALANA, b. Oct. 15, 1794; m. John Slye; d. Dec. 20, 1863. 

1331. Sienna, b. Dec. 19, 1796; m. James Bailey; d. Dec. 10, 1868. 

1332. Cynthia, b. March 4, 1799; m. Robert G. Nelson; d. April 9, 

1883. 

1333. Laura, b. April 13, 1802; d. Jan. 13, 1872, unm. 

1334. fJoHN, b. Dec. 28, 1803; m. Mary C. Thompson; res. Ryegate, 

Vt. 

1335. Knowlton, /;. March 27, 1806 ; d. May 7, 1806. 

1336. Mary, b. March 20, 1807; d. April 1, 1811. 

1337. Anna, b. July 24, 1809; d. Oct. 1, 1811. 

184-565. Benjamin Bigelow of Cambridgeport, Mass., son 
of Jabez and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in West- 



152 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

minster, Aug. 6, 1765; married, Nov. 25, 1790, Rebecca 
Bowman of Westminster. They lived in that town until 
1802, Avhen he moved to Boston, and in 1804 moved fo Cam- 
bridgeport, where he afterwards lived. He soon engaged in 
mercantile business and continued until 1835, when he retired 
from active life and spent the remainder of his days in quiet 
retirement on his beautiful estate, formerly known as the 
"Inman Farm." As an inhabitant of Cambridge he enjoyed 
the respect and confidence of his fellow-citizens, served several 
years as Selectman and Assessor, and was several times chosen 
to represent the town in the General Court. He was an 
earnest and unostentatious member of the church, of unbending 
integrity, and a high sense of honor in his intercourse with 
others, very social in his disposition, and charitable to that 
extent that it was often said of him, that "his heart was as big 
as that of an ox." His wife died April 8, 1844. He died Feb. 
4, 1849, aged 83 years, 6 months, 18 days. Their children were : 

1338. EsTiiEii Hoar, b. April 28, 1791 ; d. Feb. 12, 1796. 

1339. Deborah Knowi.ton, b. May 24, 1792; m. Nov. 5, 1816, Isaiah 

Ban^s ; res. Montreal and Boston. They had : 

i. Anne Rebecca, b. in Montreal, Nov. 3, 1816; m. Nov. 1, 
1835, Alansou Bigelow of Boston. 
1310. Benjamin, b. June 8, 1794 ; \l. July 22, 1796. 

1341. Benjamin, b. May 5, 1797; d. Oct. 4, 1806. 

1342. tTuADDEUS Bowman, b. June 3, 1799 ; m. Polly D. Cutler. 

184-567. Abraham Bigelow of Princeton, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in West- 
minster, Dec. 21, 1768 ; married Syrena Richardson of Sterling. 
They lived in Princeton, where he died Dec. 8, 1802. She mar- 
ried second, March 5, 1810, John Moore of Princeton. Children 
of Abraham were : 

1343. Abigail ; m. Whltcomb. 

1344. Mary. 

1345. tABRAHAM Gilbert, 6. Sept. 2, 1798; m. Rebecca B. Howe. 

1346. Rebecca Bowman, b. April 23, 1803; m. April 1, 1828, Isaac 

Bryant of Rutland. They had : 

i. Isaac, b. May 6, 1829 ; m. Mary Ann Clarke. 

ii. Rebecca, b. May 12, 1830. 

iii. Charles, b. April 25, 1831 ; m. Clara Smith, 

iv. .John A., b. Nov. 19, 1832. 

V. James, b. July 13, 1837; d. Feb. 13, 1838. 

vi. Mary E., b. Oct. 17, 1838; d. Sept. 7, 1858. 

vii. Hattie, b. June 7, 1848 ; m. Edwin Stone. 

184-569. Ezekiel Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in Westmin- 



GENEALOGY. 153 

ster, April 4, 1772; married Prudence Penniman (published 
Aug. 11, 1798). They lived in Vermont and New Hampshire. 
He died in Westminster, Aug. 19, 1845, aged 73 years. Their 
children were : 

1347. EzEKiEL Knowi.ton, h. in Kinclge, N. H., Nov. 15, 1794. 

1348. Pkudence, b. in Sterling, Mai^s., April G, 1796. 

134!). Sally, b. in Westniiuster, Nov. 30, 1797; (/. Jan. 25, 1873, wim. 

1350. Louisa, b. in Westminster, May 28, 1801; m. Sept. 21, 1828, 

Beverly Underwood of Quincyi Mass, ; b. Jan. 30, 1800. They 
had : 

i. Horace, h. Sept. 28, 1829 ; res. Boston, 
ii. Anastasla, b. April 12, 1831; d. March 3, 1845. 
ill. Charles Edwin, b. Feb. 28, 1833; d. May 29, 1837. 
iv. Louisa Ellen, b. Feb. 13, 1835; res. Quincy. 
V. Julia Emma, b. Jan. 9, 1837; res. Qnincy. 
vi. Henrietta, b. Feb. 25, 1839; m. J. Warren Lamphier. 
vii. Charles Edwin, b. Aug. 23, 1843; res. Lynn, Mass. 

1351. fjABEZ, b. in Springlicld, Vt., Sept., 1803; m. Eliza D. Greene. 

1352. LoRiNG, b. in ('harlestown, N. H., Aug., 1806; m. twice and res. 

Romulus, Mich. ; no issue. 

184-570. Luke Bigelow of "Westminster, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in Westmin- 
ster, April 26, 1774 ; married, 1794, Asenath, daughter of Jonas 
Winsbip. She was born Dec. 26, 1773. He died March 22, 
1860, aged 85 years. They had : 

13.53. tLuKE, b. June 14, 1795; m. Eliza Wilder. 

1.354. Esther, h. Sept. 20, 179G; d. Sept. 7, 1800. 

1355. Cynthia, b. Jan. 6. 1798; d. Jan. 5, 1883, unm. 

1356.. Asenath, b. Nov. 7, 1800; d. March 21, 1808. 

1357. tJoHN, b. May 26, 1802; w. Lydia R. Starr. 

1358. Adaline, b. June 11, 1804; m. Sept. 28, 1841, James Wilder; d. 

Feb. 25, 1850; no issue. 

1359. Permela, b. Nov. 2, 1805; m. July 2, 1833, Edward Kendall; d. 

Sept. 10, 1852. 
1360.. fALANSON, b. May 20, 1809; m. Anne R Bangs. 

1361. tAsRAHAM Orlando, b. Aug. 2, 1812; m. Olivia A. Dodd. 

1362. Esther Asenath, b. July 13, 1814; m. May 12, 1842, Rev. William 

A. Mandell. 

1363. Maria Louisa, b. Oct. 8, 1816; d. Feb. 24, 1860, unm. 

184-571. Reuben Bigelow of Peru, Vt., son of Jabez and 

Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Nov. 

23, 1775; married, Oct., 1796, Abigail Brooks of Princeton, 

daughter of David and Patience (White) Brooks. She was born 

Sept. 16, 1776. They lived a short time in Princeton. On 

March 1, 1800, he moved to Bromley, Vt., a town then just 

being settled and afterwards called Peru. At that time there 

were only four families in town. As the town grew he became 
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154 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

a leading man, always ready for any good work ; was the first 
representative to the Legislature from that town, and was re- 
elected several terms ; for many years was a Justice of the Peace, 
was Town Clerk and Deputy Sheriff. He taught the first school 
in town, and the first religious meetings held in town were held 
in his house. He was one of the first to abandon the use of 
intoxicating liquors and advocate the cause of temperance, and 
remained true to his convictions till his death, Dec. 13, 1834. 
She died Sept. 2, 1857, aged 81. Their children were : 



1364. Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1797 ; m. Auj,'. 8, 1833, Dr. Laiuiu G. Whitmg 

of Chester; d. May 21, 1888, aged 91 years; qo issue. 

1365. Susan, b. in Westminster, March 23, 1799; m. Jan. 9, 1823, 

Aaron Burton; b. in Andover, Vt., April 4, 1790; d. May 27, 

1867; she d. March 26, 1876; res. Manchester, Vt. They had: 

i. Susan Abigail, b. Jan. 10, 1824; m. Feb. 6, 1861, 

Charles Lyon ; res. Shushan, N. Y. Had one daughter. 

ii. Aakon Bowman, b. May 6, 1825 ; m. Debbie A. Trites : 

res. New York City, 
iii. Beuben Bigelow, b. June 13, 1827; m. Mrs. Mary A. 
Johnson; graduated at Union College 1854, Albany 
Medical School 1855, and is a practising physician in 
New York City, 
iv. Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1829; m. Nov. 24, 1845, Andrew J. 

Gay; res. Hampton, Iowa, 
v. Laurin Whiting, b. Jan. 6, 1841 ; d. April 25, 1846. 

1366. LuciNDA Brooks, b. June 9, 1801 ; m. Nov. 16, 1826, Cephas C. 

Tuthill, son of Daniel and Sarah (Braley) Tuthill. Thev had : 
i. Ann Eliza Lucinda, b. Oct. 25, 1827; m. Oct. 25, 1849, 
Egbert E. Walbridge; res. Illinois. They had : 
Egbert, b. and d. Dec. 31, 1850. 
Lucretia M., b. March 19, 1852. 
Willie T.. b. April 5, 1854; d. Nov. 4, 1854. 
Ellen A. E., b. Nov. 26, 1856. 
Egbert B., b. April 6, 1858; d. April 11, 1859. 
C. Henry, b. Feb. 16, 1860. 
Richard J., b. Sept. 5, 1862; d. Sept. 28, 1864. 
Lauka L., b. June 1, 1866. 
Edith M., b. Oct. 8, 1869. 

1367. Deborah Knowlton, b. April 12, 1803; m. June 14, 1831, Ezra 

Baker; he d. in Brattleborough, Vt., Aug. 31, 1840; she m. 
second, Sept. 4, 1849, J. M. Shearer. Children by her first mar- 
ria^'e were : 

"i. Ezra Bertuia, b. Aug. 11, 1832; d. April 9, 1833. 
ii. Ezra Orlando, b. Feb. 12, 1834 ; d. in the U. S. service 

at Cairo, III., Jan. 26, 1862. 
iii. Benjamin Bigelow, b. Dec. 28, 1835 ; m. Sept. 23, 1876, 
Mary H. Wiley; res. Lansing, Mich. They had : 
Mary" C, b. in Lansing. 
Bertha B., b. in Lansing. 
Helen D., b. in Lansing. 
iv. Henry Brooks, b. Aug. 29, 1837; m. Sept. 9, 1867, 
Fannie H. Howard ; res. Lansing, Mich. ; was a mem- 



GENEALOGY. 155 

ber of 20th Micliifrau Regiment in the Rebellion ; he is 
a physician and is Secretary of the Michigan State 
Board of Health. They had : 

Harry Howard, b. Jan. 1, 1863; d. Dec. 19, 
1872. 

How^aiD BiGELOW, b. Sept. 11, 1872. 

Louis Sanford, b. June 14, 1875 ; d. Nov. 1, 1879. 

Henry Brooks, b. April 14, 1879. 

Burton Adams, b. Aug. 17, 1882. 
V. Charles Hubbard, b. Aug. 28, 1839; d. Dec. 13, 1845. 

1368. Dameetta Pittman, b. Feb. 12, 1805; m. Oct. 1, 1828, Russel 

Tuthill, son of Daniel and Sarah (Braley) Tuthill ; they 
moved to Illinois in 1836; he d. at Du Quoin, 111., 1871. They 
had : 

i. Ellen Damietta, b. Feb. 7, 1830; m. Nov. 2, 1853, 

Charles M. Willard, a banker in Anna, 111. 
ii. Russell Miles, b. April 18, 1833; d. April 5, 1871. 
iii. Laura Marion, b. Oct. 5, 1834. 
iv. Daniel Rush, b. Aug. 21, 1836; d. Nov. 16, 1836. 
v. Emma Caroline, b. March 19, 1838; m. Oct. 1, 1873, 

T. J. Eddleman; d. Aug. 24, 1874. 
vi. Mary Bigelow, b. July 21, 1840; m. Dec. 31, 1878, 
George W. Jenks ; he was a native of Ohio, and served 
as Captain in 32d Illinois Regiment during the Rebellion. 
They had : 

Harlan W., b. May 2, 1880. 
Marion B., b. March 30, 1883. 
vli. Henry Bowman, b. Oct. 31, 1842; d. Jan. 5, 1863. 
viii. Harlan Page, b. Oct. 31, 1842; m. Sept. 27, 1877, 
Emma S. Hubbard; he served three years in the 73d 
Illinois Regiment in the Rebellion. They had : 
Russell, b. Nov. 9, 1878. 
Lewis B., b. July 20, 1880. 
Henry B., b. Sept. 8, 1882; d. Aug. 20, 1887. 
Harlan P., b. Dec. 23. 1885; d. July 25, 1886. 
Emma D., b. Dec. 19, 1888. 
ix. Cornelia Isabelle, b. Nov. 15, 1846; m. Oct. 16, 1873, 
Harvey F. Barr. They had : 

Russel T., b. March 25, 1875. 
Harvey W., 5. June 28, 1877. 
Earl E., b. June 2, 1880. 
Nelson R., b. May 3, 1884. 
X. RosALYN Bird, b. Sept. 21, 1850; d. July 17, 1851. 

1369. tREUBEN Miles, b. April 6, 1807; m. Sarah M. Conant. 

1370. Eliza Richardson, b. Sept. 28, 1808; d. Aug. 2, 1814. 

1371. Laura Porter, b. Aug. 11, 1810; m. Oct. 5, 1835, Rev. John 

Fairchild; res. Marinette, Wis., where he d. April, 1885. They 
had : 

i. Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 6, 1836; m. Jan. 19, 1869, Harlan 

P. Bird ; res. Menominee, Mich, 
ii. Lauka Eleanor, b. May 22, 1839 ; m. Nov. 22, 1865, Eli 

Wright; res. Wausau, Wis. 
iii. John Bigelow, b. March 30, 1841; m. March 8, 1869, 

Nancy J. Turner; res. Marinette, Wis. 
iv. Addison Miles, b. June 29, 1843; m. Oct. 13, 1869, 

Maria E. Wright; res. Marinette, Wis. 
V. Hiram Orlando, b. Aug. 14, 1845; m. Nov. 21, 1871, 
Emma Hough ; res. Marinette, Wis. ; he is a promi- 



156 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

nent lawyer and was Speaker of the House of Repre- 
sentatives in the Wisconsin Legislature. They had : 

Carrie H., h. May 25, 1874. 

Arthur W., h. Dec. 11, 1876. 

Bertha W., h. Nov. 14, 1878. 

Herbert B., b. Aug. 10, 1880. 

Jean Fay, h. July 13, 1882. 
vi. Charles Marsh, h. March 10, 1850; jn. Jan. 15, 1874, 

Sarah J. Cook ; res. Marinette, Wis. 
vii. Asa Albert, h. Aug. 5, 1852; m. July 14, 1878, Helen 
M. Graves ; res. Marinette, Wis. 

1372. Orilla Alden, h. Oct. 3, 1812; m. Nov. 14, 1837, Robert C. 

Nicholas, son of R. C. and Martha (Mosby) Nicholas ; res. Rich- 
mond, Va. ; he d. April 21, 1868. Thev had : 

i. Robert C, h. Nov. 21, 1838; d. July 7, 1881. 
ii. George M., h. Jan. 4, 1840; d. Nov. 3, 1840. 
iii. Martha Mosby, h. Nov. 1, 1841; m. March 18, 1869, 
D. M. Barziza, son of Count Barziza of Florence, 
Italy; he d. in Houston, Tex., Jan. 30, 1882; she d. in 
Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, 1889; no issue, 
iv. Hampden Bigelow, h. Jan. 11, 1844; m. April 21, 1869, 
Willia S. Carrington. They had : 
Alice R. 
Janie C. 
Robert C. 
Mattie B. 

1373. Caroline Eliza, h. Feb. 16, 1816; m. March 3, 1840, George W. 

Nicholas, son of Robert C. and Martha (Mosby) Nicholas, of 
Buckingham Co., Va. ; he d. May 18, 1880. They had : 
i. Henry Branch, b. May 21, 1841. 
ii. George Bentley, b. April 4, 1844 ; d. of wounds received 

at Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 14, 1862. 
iii. Phillip, b. March 20, 1846; m. Oct. 13, 1869, Lucy C. 
Bigelow. They have : 

George Bentley, b. July 16, 1870. 

If^^ETB:}*^i^«'^-Sept. 1,187L 

Reuben O., b. Nov. 24, 1873. 

Henry B., b. Oct. 15, 1875. 

Mary A., b. July 29, 1878. 

Abraham A., b. Feb. 5, 1880; d. May 15, 1880. 

LucyC, b. Julys, 1884. 
iv. Charles Orlando, b. May 12, 1848 ; d. Feb. 27, 1851. 
V. Laura Caroline, b. Dec. 1, 1849; d. Dec. 17, 1877. 
vi. Robert Carter, b. March 18, 1852; d. Oct. 21, 1856. 
vii. Willia Belle, b. Nov. 20, 1853. 

1374. fFREDERiCK Orlando, b. Jan. 19, 1818; m. Mary E. Eachno. 

1375. JAsA, b. May 2, 1820; to. Mary E. LaMonte. 

184-572. Col. Asa Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in Westmin- 
ster, Aug. 19, 1779; married, April, 1801, Sally Puffer. She 
died Oct. 5, 1811, aged 31 years. He married second, 1812, 
Nancy Bartlett of New Braintree. She died March 19, 1815, 
aged 29 years. He married third, Lucinda (Field) Hey wood, 



OENEALOGY. 157 

widow of Calvin Heywood. She died Jan. IG, 1849, aged 76 
years. He died June 2, 1845, aged 65 years. Their children 
were : 

1376. Sally, h. Aiie. 24, ISO! ; d. Jan. 16, 1802. 

1377. Sally, b. Feb. 5, 1803 ; m. Dec. 5, 1822, Simeon P. Sanderson of 

Littleton; h. Sept. 23, 1792; d. Dec. 10, 1842; she m. second, 
Oct. 12, 1843, riiiueas Reede; he. d. Dec, 12, 18G1, leaving two 
daughters : 

i. Sally S. 

ii. Abby Isaballe; m. M. M. Nichols. 

1378. Debohah Knowlton, b. Jan. 10, 1805; d. July 8, 1808. 

1379. Deborah Knowlton, b. July 23, 1808; vi. Rul'us D. Dunbar of 

Worcester. 

1380. Maky Rkade, 6. Feb. 22, 1811 ; m. Emory Bates. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 



193-576. James Bigelow of Nantucket, Mass., son of Major 
John and Hannah (Wadsworth) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, 
Conn., June 10, 1774 ; married, May 18, 1794, Anne Spencer of 
Hartford. They resided in Hartford several years, and about 
1810 they moved to Nantucket. He died Dec, 1846. She died 
Oct., 1839. Their children were : 

1380i. Harky, h. Feb., 1795; d. Sept., 1801. 

1381. Emily, b. June, 1797; m. Sept. 6, 1821, Peter G. Fosdick; res. 

Nautucket, Mass. 
1381^. Charlotte, h. Sept., 1798; m. May 2, 1826, Gurdon Pitcher; res. 
New York. 

1382. James, b. June, 1801 ; d. Feb., 1804. 

1382i. Caroline, b. June, 1803; m. April 20, 1834, Henry Morgan; res. 
Nantucket. 

1383. James, b. April, 1805; supposed to have been lost at sea on a 

vessel last heard from in 1831. 

1384. tHENRY, b. June, 1807; m. Aug. 9, 1832, Mary Parker. 

1385. Leonard Bacon, b. Aug., 1809 ; m. Oct., 1847, Prudence Barrows ; 

res. Warren, R. I.; d. in Charlestown, Mass., Nov. 4, 1865. 
They had one son, and perhaps others : 

i. Leonard, b. in Providence, Jan. 15, 1853 ; d. March 30, 
1853. 
1385i. Maria, b. in Nantucket, Mass., Dec, 1811; m. Nov. 1, 1835, 
Robert G. Tenney of Charlestown, Mass. ; res. Nantucket. 

1386. -fTiMOTHY Spencer, b. March, 1815; m. Sarah Ann Tenney. 

1387. Daniel Coffin, b. Aug., 1819; m. Nov. 20, 1846, Susan Starbuck; 

res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

193-577. John Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of Major 
John and Hannah (Wadsworth) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, 
Dec. 6, 1775; married, Nov. 22, 1796, Clarissa Hillyer, daugh- 
ter of Capt. James and Ruth (Holcomb) Hillyer. She was born 
Oct. 18, 1778, and died Dec. 29, 1810. He died Nov. 7, 1809. 
Their children were : 

1388. fRiCHARD, b. Aug. 22, 1797 ; m. Martha B. Smith. 

1389. Fanny, b. Nov. 14, 1799 ; d. Jan. 4, 1835, unm. 

1390. William L., b. Aug. 13, 1802; d. Oct. 1, 1886, unm. 

1391. tJoHN, b. April 27, 1805; m. Jane A. Hinman. 

1392. Clarissa, b. Sept. 18, 1808; d. Feb. 15, 1875, unm. 

200-583. Moses Bigelow of Newark, N. J., son of Timothy 
and Hannah (Meeker) Bigelow, was born at Lyon's Farms, Jan. 




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Moses Bigelow. 

Of Nkwark, N, J. 
Born January 12, iSoo. Died January 10, 1874. 



GENEALOGY. 159 

12, 1800; married, Feb. 4, 1836, Julia Ann Breckinridge Fow- 
ler, daughter of Dr. Samuel Fowler, the learned mineralogist, 
and granddaughter of Col. Mark Thomson, both formerly mem- 
bers of Congress. She was born in Hamburg, N. J., Feb. 17, 
1813, and died in Newark, June 3, 1878. He died in Newark, 
Jan. 10, 1874. A local paper thus speaks of him, at the time of 
his death: "Mr. Bigclow was for more than half a century 
identified with the business interests of Newark. * * * During 
all this time he has been interested in and gave tone to many of 
our financial institutions. He personally drew the charter and 
organized tlie New Jersey Fire Insurance Co., one of our oldest 
institutions. He was interested in the organization of the 
Mechanics Bank and the Firemen's Insurance Co., of which 
latter company he was for some time President. He was one of 
the organizers, and a trustee of the Newark Aqueduct Board, 
and the Republic Trust Co., as also of the Howard Savings 
Institution. He was also a Manager of the State Lunatic 
Asylum by appointment of the Supreme Court. * * * His 
father was a soldier of the Revolution, and was known as a man 
of great firmness and decision, and Mr. Bigelow inherited princi- 
ples from a patriotic sire that have blessed his life and memory, 
and all who knew him recognized in him an intelligent and 
upright gentleman, capable in every position in which he was 
placed, and conscientious in the performance of every life duty." 
He was also Mayor of Newark at one time. Their children 
were : 



1393. tSAMUEL FoAVLER, h. March 29, 1837. 

1394. jMosEs, h. April 19, 1839; m. Eliza R. Fowler; res. Newark. 

1395. Julia, h. Nov. 29, 1842; d. Feb. 4, 1865. 

1396. ti'REDERiCK, h. April 24, 1844; m. Harriet V. R. Bleecker. 

1397. Henry, h. Nov. 16, 1846; d. Aug. 22, 1847. 

1398. Josephine, h. Oct. 4, 1851; ??i. Nov. 14, 1872, John C. Kirtland; 

res. East Orange, N. J. They had : 
i. Josephine, b. March 7, 1876. 
ii. May, h. Aug. 18, 1878. 
iii. Kathekine Campbell, h. Nov. 20, 1880. 



212-589. William Bigelow of Hartford, Conn., son of 
Elisha and Patience (Bow) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, May 
31, 1787; married, April 13, 1811, Sarah Van Buren, daughter 
of Dr. John Van Buren of Flatbush, Long Island. He died in 



160 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Hartford, Nov. 21, 1863, aged 76 years. She died Dec. 27, 
1857, aged 74 years. Their children were : 

1399. John, b. in Flatbush, March 15. 1813; d. Dec. 2, 1833. 

1400. Mary, b. in Flatbush, Feb. 6, 1815 ; res. Hartford. 

1401. Cornelius, b. in Flatbush, Dec. 7, 1816. 

1402. Sarah Ann, b. in Flatbush, Feb. 3, 1819; d. in Hartford, April 

15, 1880, umn. 

1403. William, b. in Flatbush, Dec. 23, 1820; m. Sept. 24, 1849, Lucy 

A. Waterman. 

1404. Catherine Post, b. in Brooklyn, Jan. 24, 1823 ; d. June 29, 1824. 

1405. Charles Elisha, b. in Brooklyn, May 24, 1826; m. 

218-600. Samuel Bigelow, son of Samuel Bigelow, was 
born in Hartford, Conn. Wc have no date of his birth, but 
learn that he married Abbie Steele and lived in Hartford, where 
he had three children. She died in Hartford about 1836. Their 
children were : 

1406. tEowiN, b in Hartford, April 14, 1825 ; m. Frances H. Emerson. 

1407. Leonard S. ; m. Feb. 27, 1848, Eliza A. Burr; res. Wethersfleld, 

Conn. ; d. 1863. 

1408. Elizabeth A. ; d. young. 

235-605. Amos Bigelow, son of Amos and Annie (Brown) 
Biglow, was born in Hadley, Mass., about 1790; married 
Amanda Dickinson ; born in Amherst, Mass., about 1792 ; died 
July 28, 1839. They resided in Hadley. Children born in 
Hadley : 

1409. Adin, b. Dec, 1812; was m. four times and lived in Pittsfleld, 

Mass. ; d. Feb. 7, 1872. 
14091. Thikza Warner, b. July 15, 1814; m. April 16, 1839, Jason W. 

Codding; b. in Waterville, Vt., March 21, 1811 ; she d. Jan. 19, 

1877 ; res. Waterville. 
14094. Anna Brown, /*. April 13, 1816; m. April 27, 1852, William Far- 

num (son of Thomas Farnum) ; b. in New Boston, N. H., Aug. 

21, 1803; d. Aug. 8, 1885; res. Johnson, Vt. 

1410. Lois Eastman, b. June 5, 1818; m. William Twiss; res. Chester, 

Mass. ; he d. 1888. 
1410i. Julia Ann, b. 1820; m. Abram Hunter; res. Chester, Mass.; d. 
April 26, 1858. 

1411. tLEwis Allen, b. Aug. 23, 1822; m. Emily A. Cleveland. 

1411^. Ansel Dickinson, b. 1824; m. Maria Haskins; res. Boston; d. 

Sept. 19, 1874; she d. 1880. 
1411.^. George Alfred, b. 1826; m. Jane . 

1412. Maria Young, b. 1828; m. Elisha Warner; res. Palmer, Mass.; 

d. Aug. 9, 1884; he d. 1880. 
1412i. JosiAH Albert, b. 1838. 

240-614. Daniel Bigelow, the eldest son of Thomas and 
Hannah (Lewis) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., Oct. 
6, 1795; married in Hubbardton, Vt., Feb. 1, 1816, Almira 



GENEALOGY. 161 

Fuller. They lived in Hubbardton and Benson, Vt., a few 
years, then moved to New York State, from there they went to 
Ohio, and thence to Hesperia, Oceana Co., Mich., where he died 
Oct. 8, 1880, aged 8.5 years. He was married three times. His 
third wife is now living (1889) in Hesperia. His children were : 

1413. Mary, b. in Hubbardton, Vt., Sept. 25, 1816; d. Dec. 9, 1846. 

1414. Eliza, h. in Hubl)iirdtou, Fob. 4, 1818; d. March 10, 1851. 

1415. CzAK, b. in Hubbardton, April 3, 1820. 

1416. Phebk Emeline, b. in Benson, Vt., March 26, 1823. 

1417. Cyrus, b. April 27, 1825. 

1418. George L., b. in Vermont, March 30, 1827. 

1419. tWiLLiAM S., b. Aui?. 18, 1829; m. 

1420. Amo.s p., b. in New York State, March 22, 1832; m. 

1421. Harvey D., b. in Ohio, June 28, 1835 : d. March 6, 1879. 

1422. Calvin H., b. in Ohio, April 15, 1838; d. July 21, 1840. 

1423. Levi H., b. Oct. 29, 1842. 

240-616. RuFus Bigelow of Charlotte, Mich., son of Thomas 
and Hannah (Lewis) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
March 21, 1799 ; married, Oct. 20, 1819, Huldah Knapp in New 
York State. They settled in Charlotte, Mich., where he died 
July 8, 1881. Their children were : 

1424. Maria, b. May 30, 1820; d. Aug., 1823. 

1425. Thuman, b. March 28, 1822; d. same week. 

142G. William A., b. July 1, 1825; m. Aug. 23, 1848, Cornelia Eddy; 
no issue. He went to Eureka, Kan., and engaged in mercantile 
business many years ago. 

1427. Sarah A., b. May 1, 1828; in. 1844, John Sliear; res. New Hud- 

son, Mich. They had : 

i. William ; m. Ann Mason, 
ii. Charles. 
iii. One daughter now dead. . 

1428. Catherine, b. Sept. 12, 1830; m. Calvin Marvin; he d. leaving 

one daughter; she m. second, Oct. 25, 1857, John L. Hagadorn 
of Lyon, Mich., and had one daughter. Tlieir cliildren were : 
i. Julia ; m. Joseph Chappel. They had two sons : 
Adelbert. 
Leroy. 
ii. Addie. 

1429. Melissa D., b. Oct. 15, 1833; m. .Jan. 10, 1858, Oscar Davis; he 

d. Sept. 14, 1860, leaving two daughters ; she m. second, Dec. 
25, 1864, John Hawkins; no issue. Their children were: 

i. Lettie a., b. Sept. 29, 1858; m. Nov. 15, 1882, Frank 
Owens ; one child : 
Ealph. 
ii. Ida M., b. Sept. 14, 1860; m. April 10, 1887, Charles 
Johnson. 

240-61 7. Levi Bigelow of Fitzwilliam, N. H. , son of Thomas 

and Hannah (Lewis) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, March 

9, 1801 ; married, May 20, 1824, Mary Cutter, daughter of 
19 



162 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

David and Polly (Spofford) Cutter of Jafifrey. She was born 
March 2, 1803; died March 31, 1874. He married second, 
Sept. 10, 1876, Mrs. Cordelia Wilson of Otisville, Iowa. The 
family resided in Fitzwilliam until 1858, when they removed to 
Oakland Valley, Iowa, where he died Feb. 5, 1885. His second 
wife died April 3, 1880. Their children were : 

1430. Levi Spofford, b. May 31, 1825; m. April 25, 1848, Ann E. 

Purinton of Shrewsbury, Mass. ; res. Worcester, Mass. 

1431. Horace, b. Oct. 8. 1827; d. Sept. 22, 1828. 

1432. Horace, b. July 15, 1830; d. June 18, 1848. 

1433. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1831; m. June 25, 1858, Eli Adams Smith, 

a native of Fitzwilliam; b. Jan. 6, 1837; res. Oaliland Valley, 
Iowa, where they had : 

i. Minnie R., b. July 26, 1859; m. Oct. 5, 1886, Lemuel B. 

Smith ; res. Oakland Valley. 
ii. Leslie E., b. June 26, 1866. 

1434. Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1836; to. March 17, 1853, S. Willard Hartwell, 

son of Simon and Roxa (Sargent) Hartwell of Hubbardston, 
Mass.; they settled in Oakland VaUey in 1858; she d. Oct. 14, 
1875. 

1435. Elliot S., b. April 22, 1878. 

240-618. Thomas Bigelow of Hesperia, Mich., son of 
Thomas and Hannah (Lewis) Bigelow, was born March 27, 1803. 
He moved from Vermont to the West ; married and settled in 
Hesperia, where he had a family. He had three sons in the late 
war, two of whom were killed in the Battle of the Wilderness. 

242-624. John Bigelow of Spencer, Mass., son of John and 
Persis (Wright) Bigelow, was born in Chester, Mass., Nov. 6, 
1791; married Mrs. Eliza Garfield (nee Spencer). She was 
born April, 1793, and died 1873. He died 1870, in Spencer. 
They had : 

1436. Olfv'E Rowena, b. Sept. 5, 1818; m. Austin Newcomb; res. 

Worcester; d. 1868. They had : 

i. .John Austin, b. April 15, 1843; m. Susan Seamnes. 
ii. Mary Rowena, b. Dec. 16, 1860. 

1437. Eliza Jank, b. Oct., 1830; to. Levi Dean of Oakham; he d. 1869; 

m. second, Archibald Udall of Manhasset, L. I. Children were : 
i. Eunice Ella, b. Jime 17, 1848; d. July, 1878; m. 
Everett Keyes, and had : 

Nellie Mabel, b. April 9, 1872. 
ii. GiJACE Greenwood, b. May 3, 1875. 

242-625. Jabez Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of John 
and Persis (Wright) Bigelow, was born in Chester, Aug. 13, 
1793 ; married, Jan. 6, 1813, Philinda Prouty. She was born 
Sept. 29, 1792 ; died in Worcester, April 29, 1854. He married 



GENEALOGY. 163 

second, Aug. 20, 1854, Haniiali P. Peiham. She died in Groton, 
May 2, 1856. He married tliird, Mary Smith of Brookfield, Vt. 
He died in Worcester, Feb. 5, 1S76. She died Oct., 1885. He 
lived several years in Spencer. About 1822 he moved to Rut- 
land, Mass., them moved to Worcester. Their children were : 

1438. tJoHN W., h. in Spencer, May 15, 1814 ; m. Angeline T. T 

Witham. I ^ . 

1439. tJosEPU D., h. iu Spencer, May 15, 1814; m. Annabella ( 

S. Wentworth. J 

1440. Mauy C, b. ill Spencer, May 18, 181(;; m. July 6, 1846, Daniel R. 

Gartiekl; res. Little Meadows, Peuu. ; he d. June 6, 1877, aged 
G2 years; she d. June 22, 1882, aged 66 years. They had : 

i. Solon F., b. June 19, 1847; m. March, 1883, Minnie 
Hannahs. They had : 

Grace Mary, b. June 23, 1887. 
ii. George B., b. Nov. 23, 1849; d. Oct. 6, 1876. 
iii. Cassius M., b. Dec. 21, 1851; m. Feb., 1885, Helen L. 

Fairchild ; res. Little Meadows. 
iv. Helen P., b. Oct. 10, 1853; m. Feb., 1884, Albert W. 
Cogswell. They had : 
Garfield. 
Royal A, 
Eva Edna. 
V. Edna M., b. March 16, 1856; m. May 4, 1878, Alfred H. 

Jones, 
vi. John M., b. Dec. 13, 1858; d. June 18, 1860. 
vii. Joseph H., b. 1861 ; d. Feb. 27, 1883. 

1441. fCHENEY, 6. in Spencer, Oct. 31, 1819; m. Jan. 15, 1843, Eliza 

Cook of Springfield. 

1442. tCHARLES P., b. in Spencer, March 21, 1821; m. Jane M. Briggs. 

1443. PmnNDA E., b. in Rutland, May .(1, 1823; m. David E. Roe. 

They had : 

i. Philinda; d. young, 
ii. Ella J. 
iii. .Julia. 
iv. Charles. 
V. Willie. 
vi. Mary E. ; m. A. W. Coral. 

1444. Almira Goodell, b. in Rutland, Oct. 5, 1825; m. April 11, 1849, 

Levi O. Hansou of Springfield; lie d. Feb. 15, 1872, aged 50 
years; she d. April 16, 18S7, aged 61 years. They had : 
i. Amelia A., b. March 10, 1851. 
ii. Emma R , b. June 12, 1853; m. Jan. 10, 1888, AVillis A. 

Hall, 
iii. Myra F., b. Jan. 22, 1858; m. June 10, 1886, William 
Schlesinger. They had : 

Louise, b. May 27, 1887. 
Frank, b. Sept. 27, 1888. 
iv. Carrie E., b. Nov. 22, 1860; m. May 10, 1881, Charles 
W. Hutchins. They had : 

Carrie H., b. Jan. 16, 1886. 
Myra D., b. April 18, 1887. 
V. Fred. O., b. March 11, 1»62. 

1445. Jonah Howe, b. in Rutland, Jan. 25, 1828; m. Feb. 4, 1853, Julia 

M. Clapp; res. Worcester; is engaged in manufacturing; is 
President of the National Manufacturing Co., Worcester. 



164 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1446. George F., b. in Eutland, April 13, 1831 ; d. May 4, 1864. 

1447. William A., b. in Worcester, May 30, 1858. 

242-627. James Bigelow of Spencer, Mass., son of John 
and Persis (Wright) Bigelow, was born in Chester, Jan. 10, 1797 ; 
married, Feb. 29, 1819, Mehitable Lyon (nee Draper), daughter 
of James Draper. He died Jan. 19, 1872, She died Jan. 24, 
1872, aged 84 years, 7 months. Their children were : 

1448. Julia Ann Draper, b. June 13, 1821. 

1449. Samuel B., b. Aug. 18, 1824; m. Ruth C. . 

1450. James E., b. May 12, 1826; res. Worcester. 

1451. Alfred, b. June 21, 1828. 

1452. John H., b. July 12, 1829; m. Abbie A. . 

1453. Albert, b. Jan. 7, 1832. 

242-628. Joseph Bigelow of Rutland, Mass., son of John 
and Persis (Wright) Bigelow, was born in Chester, June 19, 
1798; married in Sutton, Nov. 11, 1820, Auriel Hathaway. 
They lived in Rutland, Mass., several years. He died in Marl- 
borough, Vt., Nov. 25, 1879, aged 81 years. She died in Hub- 
bardston, Mass., March 14, 1865, aged 68 years. Their chil- 
dren were : 

1454. Persis Barker, b. in Leicester, Nov. 25, 1822; m. May 11, 1845, 

Frank F. King; d. in Marlborough, Vt., Oct. 30, 1886. 

1455. fFERNANDO CoRTEZ, b. in Rutland, Oct. 19, 1830; m. Lucinda R. 

Wheeler; res. Rutland. 

1456. Catherine A., b. in Rutland; m. John Winter; res. Brattle- 

borough, Vt. 

242-630. Nathan Bigelow of Spencer, Mass., son of John 
and Persis (Wright) Bigelow, was born in Spencer, Sept. 3, 
1802 ; married, March 24, 1824, Prudence Hathaway of Sutton. 
She was born Jan. 25, 1801 ; died Jan. 17, 1845. They lived 
in Spencer until 1834, when he moved to Ohio, and lived in 
Millport and Circleville until 1845, when he returned to Massa- 
chusetts. He married second, Oct. 10, 1850, Maria Fitzgerald, 
and died in Worcester, March 26, 1851. Their children were : 

1457. Angeline, b. in Spencer, Aug. 14, 1825 ; m. Nahum Newton of 

Shrewsbury, Mass.; d. in Bloorafleld, O., July 27, 1870; he d. 
Feb. 4, 1866. 

1458. Tryphena Putnam, b. Nov. 27, 1827; m. Dec. 15, 1852, Samuel 

Leigh; res. Groveport, O. 

1459. Edward Franklin, b. Aug. 9, 1829; d. April 10, 1831. 

1460. David Brainerd, b. May 1, 1832; m. Sept. 26, 1861, Sophia A. 

Larufed; res. Worcester; d. June 23, 1867; no issue. 

1461. tJoNAS Augustus, b. July 3, 1836 ; m. Margaret Shirey. ^ 

1462. Jane Augusta, b. July 3, 1836; m. April 16, 1856, V Twins. 

William H. Cobb ; res. Spencer, J 



GENEALOGY. 165 

1463. Sarah Diantha, h. Ans:. 30, 1839; d. Sept. 12, 1851. 

1464. Georgk Washington, h. ,hino i), 1843; m. Nov. 9, 1864, Hattie 

A. Crosby of Worcester; res. Groveport, ()., where he is one of 
the prominent citizens, an active worker in the temperance 
cause and prominent in the Order of Good Templars, being the 
Treasurer of the Grand Lodce of Ohio, an active mem))er of the 
Grand Army of the Kei)ublic, and an earnest worlier in the 
Methodist thurch. 

246-637. Henry Earl Bigelow of Chester, Mass., son of 
Daniel and Mercy (Wood) Bigelow, was born in Chester, May 
4, 1798 ; married Sally Wilcox. They resided in Chester, where 
he died July 6, 1842. She died Jan. 19, 1852. Their children 
were : 

1465. Euza; d. young. 

1466. Henry Earl ; (Z. young. 

1467. Dwight; d. young. 

1468. Sarah Elizabeth, b. in Chester, Nov. 3. 1832 ; res. Springfield, 

Mass. 

1469. Emyea Annette, b. in Chester, Sept. 5, 1835; m. Dec. 31, 1857, 

Alfred Minot Copeland, sou of Alfred and Emma A. (Howard) 
Copeland ; b. July 3, 1830. They had : 

i. Alfred Bigelow, b. in Chicopee, Feb. 3, 1864. 
ii. Mary Emma, b. in Huutiugton, March 10, 1870. 

1470. Ellen Cotton, b. m Chester, June 4, 1838; m. Nov. 7, 1861, 

Henry Martin Spear; b. Dec. 25, 1835; res. Springfield. They 
had : 

i. Willie Bradford, b. in Chester, June 1, 1864. 
ii. Mary Ellen, b. in Becket, May 6, 1868. 
iii. Clifford Earle, b. in Washington, May 13, 1870. 

246-638. Daniel Eames Bigelow of Kewanee, 111., son of 
Daniel and Mercy (Wood) Bigelow, was born in Chester, March 
10, 1802 ; married, 1832, Margaret E. Baker. She was born in 
Halifax, N. S., Oct. 20, 1800. They lived in Chester until 
1856, when they moved to Kewanee, III., where she died Aug. 
29, 1863. He died in the same place April 6, 1885, aged 83 
years. Their children were : 

1471. Andrew Fuller, b. Oct. 9, 1835; m. Oct. 24, 1869, Mrs. Alice 

M. Jettries ; res. Kewanee, where he is the Postmaster; no issue. 

1472. .Tanette Grant, b. Oct. 6, 1837; d. Nov., 1880. 

1473. IDaniel Ames, b. Nov. 24, 1839; m. Sarah Moore. 

1474. Edward Earle, b. Oct. 16, 1842; d. May, 1873. 

250-643. Calvin Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Mary 
(Knowlton) Bigelow, was born in HoUiston, Mass., Aug. 10, 
1792 ; married in Framingham, April 13, 1823, Abiah B. 
Toombs. They lived in Framingham a few years. She died in 



166 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

that town Dec. 15, 1875, aged 76 years, 7 months, 6 days. 
Their children were : 

1475. Susan Toombs, h. April 11, 1824. 

1476. William Homer, b. April 2, 1826; d. Jan. 10, 1864. 

1477. Charlotte L. ; m. May 1, 1866, William G. Roberts. 

251-645. JosiAH BiGELOw of Framinghara, Mass., son of 
Joseph and Ruth (Parker) Bigelow, was born in Holliston, Oct. 

26, 1790 ; married, March 20, 1821, Harriet Parker, daughter of 
Nathan and Catherine (Murdock) Parker, and sister of the late 
Rev. Peter Parker. She was born Oct. 10, 1793 ; died Nov. 2, 
1861. He died July 23, 1863. Their children were : 

1478. John Preston, b. Feb. 14, 1822. 

1479. Henry W., b. Oct. 21, 1824; m. Mary Langell. 

1480. Catherine A., b. Sept. 8, 1827; m. Job T."^Perry. 

1481. Josiah Quincy, 6. June 18, 1828; d. young. 

1482. Charles E., b. June 2, 1830; m. Marcia E. Tirrell. 

1483. Josiah Quincy, b. Feb. 6, 1836; m. ; res. Framing- 

ham. 

251-651. Charles Bigelow of Natick, Mass., son of Joseph 
and Ruth (Parker) Bigelow, was born in Holliston, March 12, 
1807; married, Nov. 4, 1832, Rebecca E. Babcock of Sherborn. 
They lived in Natick and Sherborn. He died in Natick, Oct. 
16,1881. Their children were : 

14S4. Charles E., b. Sept. 3, 1833; d. Sept. 7, 1853. 

1485. Francis Austin, b. Aug. 29, 1835; d. 1838. 

1486. fMosES Edward, b. Jan. 14, 1836 ; m. Irene Fames. 

1487. tFRANCis, b. May 9, 1840 ; m. Mary E. Kimball. 

1488. Elizabkth A., b. Is45; m. June 18, 1868, John W. Walcott of 

Natick, a prominent shoe manufacturer. 

251-652. George Bigelow of Natick, Mass., son of Joseph 
and Ruth (Parker) Bigelow, was born in Holliston, Aug. 4, 
1811 ; married, April 17, 1831, Amy Learned of Natick. They 
lived in Natick and Framingham. He died in Boylston, Feb. 

27, 1867. Their children were : 

1489. George, b. 1832 ; m. 

1490. Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1836. 

1491. Adeliza, b. Oct. 10, 1839. 

1492. Harriet, b. Feb. 17, 1841. 

1493. Susan F., 6. Oct. 11, 1845. 

256-658. Stephen Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., son 
of Capt. Joseph, Jr., and Olive (Beaman) Bigelow, was born in 
that part of Shrewsbury now included in Boylston, June 1, 1760 ; 
married, June 1, 1790, Rachel Pike, daughter of Asa and Rachel 
Pike, of Framingham. She was born Oct. 12, 1768, and died 



GENEALOGY. 167 

in West Boylston, Dec. 17, 1855. He served in the Continental 
Army in 1779. Tlieir children were : 

1-10-4. Keziah; m. Aug. 3, 1820, Seth Mclntire; res. West Boylston. 

UiHJt. Eunice, b. Aug. 6, 1794; d. Aug. 24, 1856, unm. 

1494^. Mary; m. Aug. 25, 1812, Franklin Bates; res. Phillipston. 

1495. tJosKPH, h. Sept., 1798; ?n. Betsey Marshall. 

1496. LuciNDA ; d. unm. 

1497. Olive B. ; m. May 15, 1825, James Bolton of Worcester; res. 

West Boylston. 

258-665. Andrew Bigelow of Boylston, Mass., son of 
Charles and Lucy (Bennett) Bigelow, was born in that part of 
Shrewsbury now Boylston, April 24, 1764 ; married, 1785, Sarah 
Fawcett, who died Jan. 25, 1806, aged 41 years. He married 
second, Oct. 18, 1806, Mrs. Lydia Whitney of Harvard, daugh- 
ter of Elias Sawyer. She was born Sept. 9, 1778, and died in 
Boylston, Jan. 10, 1862, aged 83 years. He lived in the east 
part of Boylston on the old road to Northborough, the old house 
in which he lived was taken down some years ago. He died 
1834. Their children were : 

1498. Allethusa, b. Feb. 21, 1786; m. Calvin Duuton; d. Feb. 8, 1811. 

1499. Clarimond, h. May 17, 1788; m. Marcli 23, 1817, John Hastings; 

res. Sterling. 

1500. Lucy, b. Dec. 9, 1790; d. Sept. 11, 1796. 

1501. fJoNATHAN, b. April 5, 1793; m. Eliza Tappan. 
1602. tSoLOMON, b. March 18, 1795 ; m. Rebecca Parker. 

1503. tAsAHEL, b. May 14, 1797; m. Dorcas F. Homes. 

1504. Mary, b. Aug. 25, 1799; m. Sept. 17, 1818, John Norcross. 

1505. John; d. Sept. 1, 1802. 

1506. fWiLLiAM Pitt, b. April 10, 1804; m. Anne Newton. 

1507. Francis W. W., b. Aug. 27, 1807; d. June 19, 1872, unm. 

1508. fANDREW, b. Dec. 13, 1809; m. Emma L. Blackler. 

1509. tJAMES, b. May 21, 1812; m. Lucy M. . 

1510. John T. E., ft.' Aug. 15, 1814; m. in Boston, Jan. 1, 1851, Sarah 

Godclard; they lived in Boylston, where he d. Dec. 31, 1888 ; no 
issue. 

1511. Sarah Fawcett, b. March 13, 1817; m. July 1, 1846, Newell 

Parker; res. Boylston. 

1512. Lydia Lucretia, b. Feb. 20, 1820; to. Dr. George Warren of 

Lunenburg; res. West Boylston, where she d. Feb., 1861. They 
had four children, but one of whom is now living : 
Charles Sumner Warren, of Westborough. 

258-666. Joseph Bigelow of Fitzwilliam, N. H., son of 
Charles and Lucy (Bennett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, 
April 15, 1766 ; married Lucy Whitney, daughter of Timothy 
and Katherine Whitney of Shrewsbury. She was born March 
23, 1769. They removed from Boylston to Pltzwilliam about 
1788. Their first child being recorded in Boylston. He died in 



168 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Fitzwilliam, May 17, 1845. She died in the same town, Oct. 
30, 1845. Their children were : 

1513. tJoSEPH, b. Sept. 22, 1787; m. Eunice Doty. 

1514. Cathkrink, b. Aug. 26, 1789; m. March 29, 1813, Peter Prescott, 

son of Peter and Mehitable ("Wilson) Prescott ; res. Fitzwilliam ; 
d. Nov. 18, 1877. 

1515. AsAHEL, b. Oct. 15, 1791. 

1616. Levi, b. Sept. 13, 1794; m. Jan., 1821, Esther French; settled in 
Randolph, Vt., where he d. July 8, 1874. 

1517. Lucy, b. Aug. 20, 1797; d. Aug. 28. 1823, unm. 

1518. Lyman, b. Bee. 8, 1799; d. July 18, 1840, in Charleston, S. C. 
1619. tCHARr.ES, b. Feb. 7, 1802: m. Elizabeth Nichols. 

1520. Zebina, b. July 27, 1804; d. Nov. 3. 1810. 

1521. Mary Whitney, b. March 10, 1808; d. March 21, 1831, imni. 

258-667. Charles Bigelow, son of Charles and Lucy 
(Bennett) Bigelow, was born in that part of Shrewsbury now 
Boylston, Jan. 1, 1768; married in Northborough, July 24, 
1803, Sarah Moore. They lived in Northborough some years, 
then moved to Lancaster about 1815, then moved back and 
afterwards moved to Grafton, Mass. Their children were : 

1522. Abraham Moor, b. Sept. 29, 1803; d. April 12, 1806. 

1523. tCuARLES, b. July 15, 1805; m. Cynthia G. Warren. 

1524. fEnwARD Bridge, b. July 21, 1807: m. Eleanor M. Moore. 

1525. fABRAiiAM Moore, b. Feb. 1, 1810; m. Mary E. Bartlett. 

1526. Nancy Crawford, b. May 18, 1812; d. Nov. 30, 1812. 

1527. Twin daughters, b. .Tan. 16, 1814; one d. same day, the other d. 

Jan. 18, 1814. 

1528. fHASKET Derby Pickman, b. Jan. 14, 1816; m. Mary L. . 

258-668. AsAHEL Bigelow, son of Charles and Lucy (Ben- 
nett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Nov. 27, 1769, and 
early went to Boston, where he engaged in trade. He was ap- 
pointed guardian of his brother John, Sept. 29, 1795, by the 
Probate Court in Suffolk Co. He married in Boston, April 7, 
1799, Mary Clark, by Rev. Samuel Parker. He afterwards 
moved to Alfred, Me., where he died about 1834. They had one 
daughter : 

1529. Hannah, b. Feb. 5, 1800; m. March 11, 1821, Caleb C. Cutter; b. 

March 3, 1800 ; she d. April, 1837. They had (Cutter Genealo- 
gy) : 

i. Charles Caleb, b. Feb. 1, 1822; d. Feb. 21, 1822. 
ii. Mariana Davenport, b. Sept. 20, 1824; m. Sept. 16, 

1851, Charles E. Trott. 
iii. Clarence H., b. Aug. 8, 1830; m. Oct. 10, 1860, Mercine 
E. Stimson ; he served in the array during the late war ; 
res. Washington, D. C. 
iv. Charles Ammi, b. March 14, 1837; graduated at Har- 
vard University 1855; m. May 21, 1863, Sarah Fair- 
weather ; he is the Librarian at the Boston Athenasum. 



GENEALOGY. 169 

258-670. Solomon Bigelow of Medfield, Mass., son of 
Charles and Lucy (Bennett) Bigelow, was born in that part of 
^Shrewsbury now Boylston, Sept. 16, 1774; married, April 9, 
1801, Lydia Haven, daughter of Joshua G. and Fanny (Rice) 
Haven. She was born in Framingham, 1783, and died in Sher- 
born, July 29, 1808. He married second, March 15, 1810, Julia 
Russell, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Daniels) Russell 
of Sherborn. She was born Feb. 3, 1786, and died in Cam- 
bridge, at the residence of her daughter, Jan. 18, 1864, aged 78 
years. He lived in Sherborn several years, and about 1814 he 
moved to Medfield, where he died Aug. 20, 1841. His children 
were : 

1530. tCHARLES, b. June 20, 1802; m. Caroline Gibbs. 

1531. Isaac Havkn, b. June 1, 1804; cl. in New Orleans, unm. 

1532. Lowell, b. July 18, 1806. | „ . 

1533. Lucy, b. July 18, 1806; m. Alvau Sawyer, j -'^^^'i"^- 

1534. Lydia Haven, b. July 8, 1808; m. Daniel Cutting; res. Lowell; 

d. May, 1847. 

1535. Elizabeth Daniels, b. May 8, 1811; cl. July, 1850, nnm.. in 

Rodney, Mis.s. 

1536. t.jAMES, b. May 13, 1813; m. Anna M. Partridge. 

1537. Julia Ann, b. Oct., 1815; m. Sept. 22, 1836. Daniel Leland, son 

of Daniel and Elizabeth (Heard) Leland; b. July 17, 1815; d. 
Jan. 8, 1884 ; res. Boston. They had : 

i. Daniel T. S., b. April 19, 1838; res. Boston, 
ii. Elizabeth Frances, b. Oct. 2, 1843. 
iii. Julia Anna, b. Feb. 5, 1845; res. Boston, 
iv. Edward Irving, b. Jan. 15, 1850; m. Feb. 18, 1882, 
Mrs. Annie (Sturtevant) Fobes, and had : 
Gardner Houghton, b. Dec. 1, 1882. 
Blanche lR\aNG, b. Sept. 21, 1885; res. Sonier- 
ville, Mass. 

1538. tJoHN Russell, b. Feb. 20, 1818; 7n. Lncinda Fogg. 

1539. William Thomas, b. 1820; d. Feb. 5, 1833. 

269-674. John Bigelow, sou of John and Mary Bigelow, 
was born in Gosheu, Mass., March 5, 1774, and married about 
1707, Lydia Benedict, born in Salem, N. Y., April 30, 1779; 
died his widow, 1866, aged 87 years. At the age of twenty he 
left his home in Cummington, Mass., and went to Salem, N. Y., 
where he taught school for three years, and married ; he then 
moved to Broome Township, in Schoharie Co., N. Y., and 
resided there about fifteen years. In 1815 he moved to Rich- 
field, Ohio, where he died July, 1838. He had a large family 
of children : 

1.540. Elsik, b. in Salem, N. Y., 1799; m. 1823, David Smith; d. 1855; 
he d. 1885. 

20 



170 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1541. tMARLiN, b. in Broome, Oct., 1800; m. Mabel Sheldon. 

1542. Nancy, b. in Broome; m. Almond Andrews; res. Meriden, Conn. 

1543. Mary, b. in Broome, 1804; m. J. E. Ellsworth; res. Richfield, O. 
1644. Lydia, b. in Broome, 1806 ; m. Thomas Palmer. 

1545. Mima Minerva, b. in Broome, Jnly 6, 1808 ; m. Feb. 9, 1825, 

David R. Stofer, a native of Germany; b. July 1, 1801; res. 
Cleveland, 0. 

1546. John, b. in Broome, 1810; m. Humphrey; cl. 1885. 

1547. Washington, b. in Broome, 1814; m. Nancy Huntley; res. 

Portage, O. 

1548. Ann Jenette, b. in Richfield, O. ; m. Joseph Mace. 

1549. Susan, b. in Richfield, O., Feb., 1819; m. Horace Pomeroy; res. 

Tucson, Ari. ; he d. 1879. 

269-677. David Bigelow, son of John and Mary Bigelow, 
was probably born in Cummiugton, about 1777, and early went 
to New York State, married Susanna Benedict, and resided some 
years in Unadilla, Otsego Co., thence removed to Janesville, 
Wis., where he died, leaving three children surviving him, but 
we have been unable to ascertain anything further in regard to 
the family. 

269-678. Aaron Bigelow of Cummington, Mass., son of 
John and Mary Bigelow, was born in Cummington, April 30, 
1779; married Semantha Reynolds. They lived in Cumming- 
ton, where she died, and he married second, Oct. 28, 1834, 
Lucy H. Moore, and he died Oct. 8, 1854, aged 75 years. She 
died Oct. 2, 1878, aged 82 years, 5 months. His family were : 

1550. SajVIUEL, b. July 7, 1803 ; d. same day. 

1551. Jank Ruth, ?>. Feb. 6, 1805; m. Col. Seth P. Storrs of Vermont; 

res. Wetumpka, Ala. They had a large family, some of whom 
live iu Alabama. 

1552. PoRTEUS, b. Jan. 31, 1807; d. same day. 

1553. fJoHN Reynolds, b. April 25, 1808 ; m. Eunice Parks. 

1554. Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 14, 1811 ; living in Alabama, unm. 

1555. Clarissa Ann, b. Feb. 17, 1814; m. James Trimble; lived in 

Alabama. 

269-680. Lieut. William Bigelow, son of John and Mary 
Bigelow, was born in Cummington, Mass., April 1, 1784. He 
served in the army as a Lieutenant in the War of 1812. He 
removed early to North Carolina, where he married and spent a 
greater portion of his life. We are informed that he had six 
children, but we do not learn the name of his wife. It is said 
she outlived him and died in Mississippi, to which State she re- 
moved a short time previous to her death. The following is a 
part of their family, who were probably born iu Rockingham, 
N. C. : 
1656. John. 



GENEALOGY. 171 

1557. tWiLLiAM II. ; m. 1840, Theresa Moody. 

1558. Lamhert. 

1559. Maky Jane. 

271-685. David Bigki.ow of Rarre, Mass., son of Timothy 
and Miriam (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Oct. 
IG, 1763 ; married, Feb. 23, 1793, Deborah Doane of Eastham, 
Mass., daughter of Joshua Doane. She was born 1773, and 
died in Barre, Oct. 26, 1857, aged 84 years. He died Feb. 27, 
1846. They had : 

1560. Nancy; to. June 28, 1814, .Joseph Dudley of Petersham, Mass. 

1561. Polly ; ?». Wheeler; res. Vermont. 

1662, tEPHRAiM ; TO. Lucia Osgood. 

1563. fDAViD; TO. Susan Gray. 

1564. tWiLLiAM, b. Feb. 14, 1798; in. Clarissa Miller. 

1565. flSAAC, b. Aug. 15, 1801; to. Elizabeth L. Cheney. 

1566. fEBENEZEK ; TO. Sally Goddard. 

271-687. Ephraim Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Timothy and Miriam (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
May 13, 1768 ; married, March 8, 1798, Molly Arnold, daughter 
of Joseph and Persis Arnold. She was born Feb. 16, 1778, and 
died Sept. 9, 1806. He married second, 1808, Elizabeth Har- 
rington. She was born June 3, 1777; died Feb. 4, 1847. He 
died Oct. 26, 1843. They had : 

1567. Martha, b. June o, 1798; to March 28, 1821, Jonah Collins of 

Southborough ; b March 1, 1798; d. June 16, 1879; she <?. Oct. 
25, 1842 ; 7'es. Southborough. They had : 

i. JoNAii Brigham, 1). Oct. 23, 1824; d. March 21, 1846, 

unm. 
ii. Franklin ^\_ppleton, b. June 8, 1827 ; m. Mary Athertou ; 
d. Nov. 26, 1866. 

iii. Martha Maria, b. June 3, 1832; m. Belden; res. 

Athens, Pa. 
iv. Harriet Newell, b. Aug. 4, 1835 ; m. George F. Brown ; 
res. Marlborough. They had : 

Alice Newell, b. March 28, 1857; d. July 14, 

1874. 
George Walter, b. Dec. 31, 1859; res. Detroit, 
Mich. 
V. Ellen Isabella, b. July 3, 1839; m. June 16, 18.59, 
Timothy Hazleton; b. Dec. 17, 1829; d. July 9, 1886; 
res. Marlborough. They had : 

Herbert Marshall, b. March 30, 1860; res. 
Marlborough. 

1568. Betsey, b. April 12, 1800; m. April 27, 1836, Samuel Howe, son 

of Lovell and Patty (Parker) llowe. 

1569. Mary, b. Aug. 12, 1801; m. May 11, 1825, Ashley Brigham, son 

of Jedediah and Lydia (Boyd) Brigham; 6. Oct. 9, 1804; d. 
May 17, 187- ; she d. Aug. 3, 1857. They had : 

i. WiLLLVM Emerson, b. Nov. 19, 1825; d. Dec. 12, 1847. 

ii. Lydia, b. May 9, 1828 ; m. Lewis H. Allen. 



172 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii. Humphrey, b. Jan. 5, 1830; m. Ellen Gleason; res. 

Hudson, Mass. 
iv. Marilla, b. Sept, 1, 1832; m. Henry F. Morse. 
V. Marietta, b. July 22, 1834; m. William Barnes; d. Feb. 

2, 1885, in Marlborough, 
vi. Ashley, Jr., 5. April 19, 1836; res. Marlborough, 
vii. OCTAAIA, I). Jan. 17, 1842; res. Marlborough. 

1570. Nabby, b. Dec. 31, 1802; m. April 10, 1822, Augustus Reed. 

1571. William, ft. Aug. 12, 1805; d. March 10, 1809. \ ^^ . 

1572. tWiLLARD, b. Aug. 12, 1805; ifi Parmela A. Smith, j ^^^1"^- 

1573. tWiLLi.\.M, b. April 8, 1809 ; m. Lucy Maynard. 

1574. fLYMAN M., b. July 26, 1811 ; m. Mrs. Lucy (Weeks) Wheeler. 

1575. Lydia, b. Feb. 6, 1813; d. Nov. 11, 1817. 

1576. Emeline, b. July 14, 1815; d. Nov. 3, 1817. 

1577. IEmerson, b. Nov. 22, 1817; m. Maria Taylor. 

1578. Epiiraim, b. Nov. 21, 1819; d. Oct. 27, 1834. 

1579. fGRANViLLE, b. Oct. 26, 1822; m. Lucy (Maynard) Bigelow. 

272-691. William Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Lieut. Ivory and Sophia (Bannister) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, Jan. 8, 1764; married. May 14, 1786, Catherine Brig- 
ham, daughter of Antipas and Catherine (Wood) Brigham. 
She was born Feb. 10, 1767, and died Feb. 23, 1831. He lived 
in the west part of the town of Marlborough, and died Dec. 30, 
1807. Their children were : 

1580. tJoHN, b. Oct. 25, 1786 ; m. Hepsibeh Barnes. 

1581. tEDWARD, b. Nov. 18, 1788; m. Thirza Bartlett. 

1582. fAsA, b. Jan. 19, 1791 ; m. Lucy Hapgood. 

1583. Abig.vil, b. April 11, 1793; m. Dec. 31, 1808, Levi Howe, son of 

Artemas and Mary (Bigelow) Howe; b. AprilSO, 1787. They 
had : 

i. Catherine, b. April 13, 1809; m. Washington C. Allen, 
ii. ElishaB.,^. Dec. 7, 1812; m. Celestia Russell ; res. Grand 

Rapids, Mich, 
iii. Emeline, b. Oct. 11, 1815; m. John Boardman. 
iv. William, b. April 16, 1817; m. Adeline Bacon. 
V. Adeline, b. Feb. 21, 1820; m. Silas H. Stuart; res. 
Harvard, Mass. 

1584. t'ToTHAM, b. March 14, 1795; m. Lois Drury. 

1585. Artemas, b. Jan. 14, 1798; d. June 9, 1823, ^lnm. 

1586. tLEVi, b. Dec. 14, 1799 ; 7n. Martha B. Howe. 

1587. Adeline, b. Feb. 1, 1802; m. Sept. 26, 1822, Ebenezer Witt, son 

of Ebenezer and Sarah (Goodnow) Witt; b. May 11, 1797; d. 
1866; she d. Oct. 31, 1885, aged 83 years. They had: 

i. John Y., b. Feb. 18, 1823; to. Emily Morse; d. 1864. 
ii. George D., b. 1826; m. Ruth A. Rich, 
iii. Charles E., b. 1828; m. Jan., 1852, Augusta Andrews; 

d. Nov., 1877. 
iv. Frances E., b. 1830; m. Joseph Manning; res. Marl- 
borough. They had two children, 
v. Eliza, b. 1832; d. Dec. 11, 1877. 
vi. Sarah ; to. Cyrus Randall ; d. 1865. 

1588. fLuTHER, b. Nov. 1, 1805; m. Hannah Tucker. 

1589. William, b. Dec. 16, 1807; when a young man under age he was 

put into the U. S. Navy by one of his older brothers, went to 
sea, and was never heard from after. 



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GENEALOGY. 173 

272-692. Christopher Bannister Bigelow of Berlin, 
Mass., son of Lieut. Ivory and Sophia (Bannister) Bigelow, 
was born in Marlborough, Jan. 20, 1765; married, Oct. 19, 
1786, Rhoda Gleason, daughter of Joseph and Persis (Allen) 
Gleason of Marlborough. She was born July 17, 1766, and 
7, 1850. He died April 7, 1830. Their children 



b. Feb. 21, 1786; d. Sept. 25, 1803. 

. March 10, 1788; m. March 24, 1811, Luther Carter of 
he d. 1864. They had : 
Ivory; m. Olive Smith. 
Betsey ; m. Ira Brigham ; res. Berlin. 
Hannah; m. Lewis H. Barnard; res. Berlin. 
Persis ; m. Thomas Pollard. 
Lucy; rn. Ezra Moore; res. Berlin. 

1592. Sarah, b. Feb. 12, 1791; to. April 16, 1809, Thomas Sawyer of 

Berlin; d. Feb. 9, 1833; res. Berlin. They had: 

i. Silas, b. Jul.y 15, 1811 ; in. Lucy Holman ; she d. ; he m. 

second, Mary L. Holman; res. Berlin, 
ii. Abel, b. May, 1813; m. Lucy Goss. 
iii. Mary BiGEi.ow, b. Aug., 1815; m. Albert Babcock. 
iv. Sarah Howe, b. May, 1818; m. Amos Sawyer; res. 
Berlin ; had twelve children ; he d. ; she m. second, 
Henry Coburu ; now living. 
V. Betsey, b. March 21, 1820;"" ?w. Nov. 18, 1840, Elbridge 

Wheeler, 
vi. Clarissa, b. 1822; m. William Keyes ; res. Berlin, 
vii. Lucy, b. Feb., 1824; m. James Boyd; res. Princeton, 
Mass. 

1593. Mary, b. July 26, 1794; m. Feb. 13, 1815, Ephraim Goddard of 

Berlin; d. May 3, 1816; no issue. 

1594. t^ARON, 6. April 29, 1796; m. Alvira Hapgood. 

1595. Sophia, b. April 2, 1798; m. Sept. 28, 18l8, Ephraim Goddard; 

res. Berlin ; d. March 10, 1890. They had : 

i. Betsey, b. March 8, 1817; d. March 15, 1832. 
ii. William F., b. May 29, 1818; d. Feb., 1878. 
iii. Mary, b. July 19, 1825 ; w. Nov. 15, 1852, William Henry 

Frye; res. Marlborough, 
iv. John Q., b. July 11, 1827; m. Augusta Brigham; res. 

Stow, Mass. 
V. Elvira, b. Oct. 29, 1829 ; m. July 24, 1852, Baxter F. 

Wheeler; res. Hudson, Mass. 
vi. .Iabez, b. July 22, 1832; m. Sarah Cotton; res. Georgia, 
vii. Zilpah, b. Oct. 13, 1835; to. Nov. 13, 1853, George Frye. 
viii. Marcus M., //. April 28, 1840; 7-es. Berlin, vn7n. 
ix. Edward, b. March 29, 1842; d. Sept. 10, 1863, in the 

U. S. Armv. 
X. Augusta, /;.' May 22, 1844; to.. Oct. 5, 1862, George H. 
Bruce; res. Berlin, where she d. Feb. 20, 1885. 

1596. tFRANCis, b. March 24, 1800; to. Augeline Morgan. 

1597. Peksis, b. March 22, 1«02; m. 1829, Ira Hapgood, son of Thomas 

and Mary (Witt) Hapgood; h. iu Marlborough, Jan. 17. 1805; 
res. Marlborough. They had : 

i. Chrlstopher Bannister, b. Jan. 31, 1830; m. Edna 
Wilkiusou ; res. Hudson, Mass. 



174 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ii. Ira Dana, b. Feb. 23, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1834. 
iii. Levi, b. Aug. 16, 1834; m. Rebecca Haddock; res. 

Haverhill, Mass. 
iv. Amanda, b. Nov. 17, 183G; res. Hudson. 
V. Thomas Dana, b. April 7, 1839; m. Martha C. Azletine; 

res. Hudson, 
vi. Mary Witt, b. May 28, 1841; to. John H. Cummings; 

res. Westborough, Mass. 
vii. Lewis I., b. Oct. 19, 1844; to. Mary G. Wheeler; res. 

Marlborough, 
viii. Sylvia, b. April 16, 1849; d. Feb, 26, 1865. 

1598. Joel, b. Feb. 26, 1804; d. Feb. 15, 1837. 

1599. fABRAH.oi, b. June 8, 1806; to. Eliza Sawver. 

1600. Ii:a, b. May 22, 1808; d. July 22, 1840, nnm. 
IGOl. tHoR.4.CE, b. Nov. 29, 1810; to. Elmina Sawyer. 

272-694. Gershom Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Lieut. Ivory and Sophia (Bannister) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, March 22, 1768; married, Jan. 22, 1787, Mary 
Howe, daughter of Abraham and Lydia (Howe) Howe. She 
was born Feb. 22, 1769, and died April 20, 1820. He married 
second, April 26, 1822, Eunice Wilder, who was born in Ster- 
ling, Mass., Jan. 13, 1790, and died his widow, June 17, 1873, in 
Ohio. They lived in Marlborough, where they had a large 
family, and he died Oct. 27, 1847, aged 79 years. Their children 
were : 

1602. Lydia, b. Aug. 19, 1788; m. Sept. 14, 1807, Aaron Felton, son of 
Stephen and Leviua (Stow) Felton; b. in Marlborough, May 16, 
1786; d. Dec. 13, 1827, leaving a family; she to. second, 1829, 
William F. Holyoke, son of William Holyoke; b. Oct. 10, 1805; 
d. 1879 ; she d. June 11 , 1840. They had : 

i. Aaron, b. Feb. 2, 1808; to. April 1, 1829, Martha A. 
Baker. He was well known as a teamster from Bos- 
ton to Marlborough before the days of railroads. 
They had a large family : 

Caroline Baker, b. April 29, 1830; m. first, 1850, 
Andrew J. Phelps; second, Nahum A. Gay; 
res. Hudson. 
Catherine Brigham, b. April 29, 1830; m. 1856, 

Fred. J. Jewett; res. Marlborough. 
Silas Addison, b. Sept. 4, 1832; to. Jan. 20, 1861, 

Mary Dudley ; res. Manchester, N. H. 
Harriet Augusta, b. Sept. 16, 1834; to. 1856, 

Roger Boyd ; res. Marlborough. 
Sarah Dennis, b. March 26, 1836; to. Elbridge 

Lewis; res. Hudson. 
Lovina Darwin, b. June 2, 1838 ; to. Levi Cut- 
ting; res. Marlborough. 
John S., 6. March 11, 1841; to. Lucia A. Gibbs; 

res. Marlborough. 
Henry F., b. June 24, 1843; to. Jennie Webb; 
res. Lowell. 



GENEALOGY. 175 

Ann Maria, b. July 21, 1845; m. William H- 

Bullard. 
Charles M., b. May 7, 1848. 
Martha Janette, b. March 5, 1850 ; m. Fred. 

Kirk. 
William L., /). Aug. 31, 1852; m. Etta Atwood. 
ii. Addison, b. March 27, 1810; d. March 11, 1818. 
iii. Lydia, b. March 19, 1812; d. Feb. 5, 1818. 
iv. LoviNA, b. Feb. 13, 1817; m. Dec. 20, 1838, Lewis T. 
Frye, a shoe manufacturer iu Marlborough. They had : 
John Addison, b. Nov. 27, 1839; m. Sept. 2(i, 
1861, Elvira Russell; res. Marlborough, where 
he is one of the largest shoe manufacturers in 
the town. 
Charles Lewis, b. April 4, 1842 ; m. April 3, 
1861, Lucinda E. Howe; res. Marlborough, 
where he has been engaged in the manufacture 
of shoes. 
Lucy B., h. Dec. 1, 1844; m. Charles Cutting. 
Mary L., b. Feb. 18, 1848; d. Aug. 18, 1848. 
V. Lyman B., b. Oct. 20, 1819; m. Aug., 1841, Eleanor 
Baker; they moved to Pharsalia, N. Y. , where he d. 
18»6. They had: 

Sarah Jane, /;. Sept. 3, 1842. 
Joseph Henry, b. April, 1844. 
Lewis Edson ; d. young. 
Mary L. ; d. young. 
Mary Lovina, b. Sept. 5, 1850. 
Ellen Amelia, b. Sept 2, 1854. 
C.\RRiE Eliza, b. Sept. 27, 1857. 
Lydia Augusta, b. July 24, 1862. 
vi. Lambert A., b. March 8, 1822; in. March 30, 1842, 
Harriet Bliss ; res. Marlborough, where he d. June 10, 
1859. They had : 

AngelineE., b. June 14, 1843; m. July 19, 1860, 

Daniel H. Sawyer ; res Worcester. 
Lambert Edgar, b. Sept. 24, 1846; d. 1871. 
Ella B., b. March 27, 1849; d. 1886. 
Maky S., b. June 1, 1851 ; m. Charles Johnson; d. 
Aug. 18, 1879. 
vii. Lewis, b. Feb. 26, 1824; m. March 81, 1846, Mary L. 
Stow ; he was a well knoAvn shoe manufacturer in 
Marlborough ; d. 1877. They had : 

Harriet Augusta, b. Feb. 28, 1848; in. Dallas 

P. Mahan; res. Worcester. 
Arthur I., b. July 6, 1851; m. Katie Davis. 
Frederick L., b. July 27, 1857 ; res. Marlborough, 
viii. William Waldo, b. June 7, 1830; m. Augusta Parker; 
res. Marlborough. 
ix. Lydia Augusta, b. Feb. 1, 1835; m. William Smith; 
res. .Marlborough. 

1603. tLKVi, b. Oct. 28, 1790; in. Nancy Ames. 

1604. Lucinda, h. Nov. 22, 1792; m. Sept. 15, 1811, Levi Rice, son of 

Thomas and Abigail (Hapgood) Rice; b. June 23, 1789; d. Feb. 
6, 1860; she d. July 17, 1850. They had: 

i. Luther, b. Dec. 30, 1811; d. Dec. 27, 1817. 

ii. WiLLARD, b. Oct., 1813; d. Dec. 27, 1817. 

iii. Infant, b. and d. 1816. 



176 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iv. Mary B., b. Jan. 4, 1817; m. Oct. 12, 1837, Nathaniel 
Holman. They had : 

LuciNDA, h. March 4, 1838 ; m. Davis Bliss. 
Emory, b. Jan., 1841; d. Aug., 1844. 
Charlks. b. Sept. 17, 1847; res. Ohio. 
V. Martha B., b. June 5, 1819; m. Aug. 15, 1838, Samuel 
A. Chipmau ; he was a slioe manufacturer in Marl- 
borough, in company with Lewis Felton. They had : 
George Eliot, h. July 22, 1841; jw. Nov. 24, 

1863, Nellie L. Malian; res. Boston. 
William Irving, h. Nov. 5, 1846; d. Sept. 2, 

1847. 
Adin Vernon, b. Sept. 29, 1848 ; to. Oct. 18, 1871, 
May B. Callender; res. Boston, 
vi. Lucinda, b. July 11, 1821 ; m. March 22, 1842, T. Wilder 
Sawyer ; res. Marlborough. They had : 

Henrietta Estelle, b. Sept. 24, 1843; d. April 

18, 1844. 
Henrietta Estelle, b. April 20, 1845; d. Nov. 

2, 1846. 
Martha Bailey, b. Aug. 19, 1846; d. Oct. 17, 

1846. 
Theodore Burritt, b. Dec. 23, 1847; d. March 

27, 1849. 
Effie Genevra, b. April 22, 1850; m. April 5, 

1869, Theodore Temple ; res. Marlborough. 
Emma Lillian, b. Eeb. 2, 1852; m. Jan. 1, 1884, 
William B. Trow ; res. Marlliorough. 
vii. Louisa M., b. Nov. 6, 1823; to. March 22, 1842, Samuel 
Holder, the well known clarionet player of Hudson, 
Mass. They had : 

Charles E., b. Sept. 26, 1842; m. Drucilla Ben- 
sou; res. South Carolina; d. May 13, 1871. 
L.iMBERT B., b. Sept. 26, 1844; d. Dec. 10, 1852. 
Lyman D., b. Nov. 27, 1847; d. Sept., 1848. 
Emily L., b. March 9, 1850; m. Sept. 9, 1872, 
Austin B. Howe ; res. Mai'lborough. 
viii. Luther, b. Feb. 12, 1826; to. June 5, 1862, Hannah M. 
Stevens; res. Warren, Ohio, 
ix. Lucas H., b. Jan. 15, 1831; to. April 5, 1861, Elizabeth 
D airy m pie ; res. Warren, Ohio. 

1605. fLYMAN, b. April 2."), 1795; m. Jane Brigham. 

1606. Patty, b. April 13, 1797; m. Feb. 5, 1819, Thomas Howe, son of 

Archelaus and Lucy (Howe) Howe; 7-es. Deerfleld, Mass.; b, 
Nov. 16, 1793 ; d. Aug. 2, 1846 ; she d. Aug. 18, 1853. They had : 
i. Martha, //. Jan. 1, 1820; d. Sept. 12, 1857. 
ii. Thomas, b. Sept., 1821; d. Oct., 1823. 
iii. Mary Lucinda, b. Jan. 8, 1825; to. first, Samuel Ham- 
mond ; second, John Howes ; res. Woi'cester ; no issue, 
iv. Augusta, b. Nov. 3, 1827; m. Lambert Bigelow. 
V. Thomas Holly, b. Sept. 8, 1830; res. Boston, 
vi. Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 30, 1833; m. Horace H. Bigelow. 
vii. George, b. April 28, 1838; d. Aug. 1, 1857. 

1607. Mary, b. Ang. 6, 1799; d. Feb. 8, 1818. 

1608. tLAMBERT, b. Nov. 1, 1801; to. Emily F. Dickinson. 

1609. tLEWis, b. Jau. 31, 1804; to. Susanna W. Rice. 

1610. Louisa, b. Sept. 9, 1806; m. Sept. 16, 1824, Eber Howe, son of 

Sylvanus and Sarah (Gleason) Howe; b. Dec. 1, 1795; d. March 




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GENEALOGY. 177 

8, 1872; he was a farmer and for several years was one of the. 
Selectmen of Marlborongh; she d. Jan. 18, 1862. They had : 
i. Lucy, b. Nov. 17, 1825; m. April 6, 1854, Luke II. Wood 
(the inventor of shoe machinery) ; he d. Aug. 21, 1877 ; 
res. Marlborougli. Tliey had one son : 

JuLiEN P^, b. Dec. 31, 1856; res. Marlborough, 
ii. Silas, b. Jan. 17, 1828; in. Aug. 1, 1849, Ann G. Suell; 
res. Northborough. They had : 

Oilman Bigelow, b. April 29, 1850; m. June 4, 
1884, Lena E. Duplesse; he is the writer of 
thisboolv; res. North] )orough. 
Edward Porter, b. June 30, 1851 ; m. April 13, 
1873, Eliza J. Whitcomb ; re.s. Marlborough ; a 
machinist. 
George Arthur, b. March 5, 1860 ; d. Jan. 14, 

1868. 
Lewis Alvin, b. Dec. 27, 1861 ; res. Marlborough; 
a machinist. 
ill. Augusta, b. Jan. 31, 1830; m. Oct. 4, 1847, Alanson S. 
Howe; she d. Aug. 8, 1854, leaving one son: 

Austin Bartlett, b. July 22, 1850 ; m. Emily L. 

Holder ; res. Marlborough ; is a lumber dealer. 

iv. Lydia, b. April 28, 1832; m. Jan. 14, 1851, Austin B. 

Lawrence; shed. April 13, 1852; no issue. 
V. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1834; m. April C, 1854, Austin B. 
Lawrence; res. Marll)orough ; d. March 17, 1875; he 
d. April 29, 1876, leaving one son : 

Eugene Parker, ?>. Sept. 26, 1857; m. July 22, 
1879, M. Agues Noui'se ; res. Hudson, 
vi. Everett, b. Dec. 11, 1836; d. March 13, 1837. 
vii. Cordelia B., b. Sept. 10, 1838 ; m. June 6, 1855, Alanson 
S. Howe ; res. Marlborough. They have : 
Walter H., b. May 3, 1856. 
Olivia Augusta, b. Oct. 6, 1859; vi. June 30, 

1879, Edmund W. Wheeler ; res. Berlin, 
Ella L., b. April 1, 1867; m. May 3, 1886, Walter 

A. Wheeler; res. Berlin. 
Delia, b. Sept. 13, 1869 ; d. Sept. 28, 1869. 
Chester A., b. Sept. 11, 1874. 
viii. Edward, b. June 22, 1841 ; d. March 24, 1843. 
ix. Annie L., b. April 7, 1844; m. June 6, 1872, Lewis B. 
Wheeler; res. Berlin. Tiiey had : 
Waldo L., b. June 3, 1873. 

1611. fLuCAS, b. Dec. 14, 1808; m. Mahala L. Stowe. 

1612. A twin daughter, b. Nov. 10, 1811; d. same day. ] 

1613. Lucy, b. Nov. 10, 1811; m. Sept. 28, 1831, Ithamar ( ^ .^^^ 

Stowe of Millbury, Mass., where they res.; d. Dec. f 
24, 1874 ; he d. Feb. 16, 1887, aged 85 years. They had : J 

i. Emory P., b. April 28, 1834; m. May 1, 1865, Addie 

Wallser. 
ii. DL4.NTHA M., b. April 2, 1836; m. April, 1854, David C. 

Avery. They had a large family. 
iii. Sally Temple, 5. Sept. 7, 1838 ; m. Jan. 1, 1859, Andrew 

Freeman ; res. Millbury. 
iv. Gershom Bigelow, b. Sept. 9, 1840; d. May 28, 1855. 
V. Lucy Bigelow, b. Feb. 5, 1842; d. Aug. 1, 1844. 
vi. Eli.jah B., b. Jan. 23, 1845 ; m. April 23, 1868, Josephine 
Fairbanks; res. Bellingham, Mass. 
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178 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

vii. Ithamar, h. March 9, 1847; d. Sept. 1, 1849. 
viii. Mary L., b. July 18, 1849; m. Sept. 28, 1871, William 
Horn, 
ix, George Ithamar, h. Feb. 22, 1853; m. May 17, 1876, 
Mary J. Robbins ; res. on the old homestead in Millbury. 
X. LovELL B., h. Sept. 4, 1856; d. March, 1865. 

1614. tCHARLES Dana, b. Feb. 17, 1823 ; m. Eunice Ann Howe. 

1615. JGershom Palifaux, b. March 10, 1824; m. Mary Nichols. 

1616. John, b. Feb. 26, 1827; d. March 4, 1850, «/m. 

1617. Mary Augusta, b. Nov. 18, 1828; m. May 20, 1857, Yale Rice of 

Ohio; b. Oct. 12, 1821; d. Dec. 18, 1879; res. Orwell, O. They 
had : 

i. Walter Gershom, b. Jan. 10, 1859 ; res. Orwell. 

ii. Ella Augusta, h. Oct. 29, 1861 ; d. March 23, 1862. 

iii. Edward Bigelow, b. July 30, 1863; d. Sept. 13, 1863. 

iv. Mamie Bigelow, b. Nov. 16, 1865. 

V. Eunice Anna, b. .July 16, 1868. 

vi. Ida Bertha, b. Sept. 23, 1870. 

1618. IWalter Balfour, b. April 10, 1831 ; m. Abbie A. Gibbon. 

272-703. Ivory Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Lieut. Ivory and Sophia (Bannister) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, Jan. 1, 1785; married, Feb. 23, 1809, Susanna 
Rice, daughter of Gershom and Susanna (Howe) Rice. She 
was born Dec. 5, 1787, and died June 5, 1873, aged 85 years. 
They lived on the old homestead, which was located in that part 
of Marlborough now Hudson. He died Jan. 14, 1847. Their 
children were : 

1619. Sophia, b. Aug. 16, 1810; m. 1832, George Maynard; res. Berlin, 

where she d. June 1, 1852; he d. May 5, 1877. They had : 

i. Harriet J., b. Aug. 14, 1833; m. Aug. 3, 1852, Jonathan 
Osgood ; res. Berlin. They had : 

Emma S., b. March 3, 1853; d. Dec. 24, 1853. 
George E., b. April 27, 1855; m. June 24, 1877, 

Ida M. Johnson ; res. Berlin. 
Emma Jane, b. Jan. 6, 1858; d. May 4, 1868. 
John W., b. .July 6, 1873; d. Aug. 23, 1873. 
ii. Susan H., b. Jan. 27, 1835; m. 1853, Charles Wright; 
res. Marlborough. They had : 

Hattib M^, b. Nov. 21, 1853; d. Aug. 19, 1854. 
Charles E., b. Nov. 1, 1857; m. Aug. 12, 1883, 

Amanda H. Ross. 
Fred. H., b. Aug. 3, 1861; d. July 5, 1865. 
Hattie S., b. June 25, 1864; m. Aug., 1883, W. 

F. Witham. 
Jennie M., b. May 18, 1868; m. March 26, 1885, 

A. F. Greenwood. 
Warren A., b. Aug. 7, 1874; d. Jan. 29, 1875. 
Faith B., b. March 7, 1881. 
iii. Angeline Maria, b. Aug. 6, 1837; d. Aug. 21, 1845. 
iv. George Emerson, b. Aug. 16, 1839; m.^May 21, 1860, 
Ellen M. Howland ; res. Missouri; he was killed in a 
cyclone, June 12, 1881. They had: 

Grace, b. Sept. 29, 1867 ; killed at the same time 
as her father. 



GENEALOGY. 179 

Nellie, b. Sept. 25, 1871. 
Danib, b. Feb. 14, 1874. 
V. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4. 1842; to. Oct. 18, 1860, 
Joseph Coburii; res. Berlin; lie d. Nov. 26, 1883. 
They had : 

Cora Mabel, b. Dec. 27, 1863 ; d. March 3, 1872. 
William H., b. Oct. 5, 1874. 
Joseph E., h. Jan. 19, 1882. 
vi. Adeline Sophia, b. Aue,-. 17, 1844; d. April 13, 1849. 
vii. Charles Bigelow, b. Nov. 24, 1846; m. Nov. 24, 1870, 
Nellie Frink. They had : 

Ernest B., ft. Aug. 24, 1872. 
Lester R., b. Oct. 1, 1874. 
Mabel A., b. Oct. 23, 1876. 
Ethel F., b. Jan. 4, 1879. 
Minnie E., b. Aug. 14, 1882. 
viii. John William, b. June 10, 1849; m. Nov. 29, 1882, 
Mary Clark of Lynn. They had : 

Harry Emerson, b. Aug. 16, 1884. 
ix. Fannie, b. May 20, 1852; d. Feb., 1853. ) 

X. Francis, b. May 20, 1852; m. May 26, 1875, I Twins. 
Helen Stevens. They had : J 

Dollie M., b. Jan. 12, 1876. 
Edith D., b. May 25, 1879. 
Angie B., b. Oct. 16, 1880. 
Dudley S., b. Feb. 9. 1882. 

1620. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1812; m. Sept. 5, 1832, Windsor Maynard, 

son of Taylor and Betty (feabcock) Maynard ; b. in isforth- 
borough, Dec. 28, 1808; d. in Berlin, Jan. 12, 1886; she d. Nov. 
13, 1835, leaving two children : 

i. Ch.uiles Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1833; d. Dec. 24, 1851. 

ii. Francis W., b. Oct. 16, 1835 ; drowned July 26, 1850. 

1621. tHENRY, b. Nov. 8, 1814; to. Persis Jones. 

1622. Susanna, b. Dec. 28, 1816; to. April 15, 1844, Nahum A. Gav; 

res. Hudson; d. Feb. 8, 1861 ; he d. May 28, 1881. They had: 
i. Mary Susan, b. Sept. 26, 1845; m. Nov. 1, 1863, Joseph 

Rand, 
ii. Waldo Allen, b. Nov. 23, 1849; to. May 31, 1870, Mary 
E. Haskell; res. Hudson. 

1623. A daughter, b. and d. Feb. 27, 1818. 

1624. Harriet, b. July 7, 1820; d. June 12, 1833. 

1625. tCHARLES, b. April 21, 1825 ; to. Jane Holder. 

272-704. Benjamin Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., sou of 
Lieut. Ivory and Sophia (Bannister) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, June 3, 1788; married, Sept. 7, 1815, Mary Trow- 
bridge, daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Barnes) Trowbridge. 
She was born in Marlborough, May 23, 1793, and died in Cran- 
ford, N. J., Sept. 2, 1867. He died in Marlborough, Sept. 5, 
1829. Their children were : 

1626. Louisa, b. June 17, 1815; to. 1832, Joseph Wood; res. Stillwater, 

N. Y., where she d. June 15, 1846; he d. Jan. 17, 1875. They 
had : 

i. Eugene, b. 1832; d. 1840. 
ii. Joseph E., b. 1835; d. Oct. 4, 1845. 



180 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii. B^TiON T., 6. 1837; d. Feb. 15, 1846. 
iv. William D., h. Sept. 15, 1842; m. Feb. 9, 1870, Lizzie 
Vreelaud. 

1627. Mary, h. June 16, 1817; m. Nov., 1834, Sylvester Cahill. They 

liad: 

i. Mary, h. Aug. 6, 1835 ; d. Aug. 5, 1836. 
ii. Josephine, h. Nov. 8, 1842; d. June 25, 1845. 
iii. Ella, h. Feb. 9, 1852; d. June, 1852. 

1628. fWiLLiAM Dana, h. Aug. 24, 1819; m. Louisa E. Brown. 

1629. Theophilus, h. May 23, 1822; d. May 25, 1824. 

1630. tTHEOPHiLUS, h. Feb. 21, 1825; m. Amanda M. O'Brien. 

1631. IAlden Bradford, h. Feb. 10, 1827; m. Olivia Bigelow. 

280-710. Capt. William Bigelow of Guilford, Vt., son of 
Judge William and Damaris (Hapgood) Bigelow, was born in 
Guilford, Jan. 26, 1783 ; married Lucretia Asheroft of Guilford. 
They resided in that town, where he was a well known citizen 
and was honored with the title of Captain. He died in Guilford, 
Oct. 15, 1848, aged 65 years. (Inscription on gravestone.) 
Their children were : 

1632. fAusTiN; m. Cynthia Shepardson. 

1633. Amanda, h. Aug. 23, 1813; m. March 3, 1841, Edward Edwards 

of Brattleborough, Vt. ; d. Aug. 23, 1860; he d. Feb. 12, 1890. 

1634. Marion; m. May 11, 1840, Charles Bardwell of Guilford. 

1635. William, 6. Oct., 1820; res. Sutton, Mass. 

1636. Lucy, h. Feb. 25, 1823; m. Jan. 1, 1852, R. 0. Eaton; res. Hins- 

dale, N. H. They had : 

i. Eva O., h. in Lyndon, Vt., April 28, 1853; d. Dec. 24, 

1874. 
ii. Ida A., h. in Milton, 111., May 29, 1855; res. Hinsdale. 

1637. Daniel, h. Jan. 20, 1826; he was a dwarf; he went away from 

home when a young man, and it is not known what became of 
him. 

280-711. Hon. Levi Bigelow of Bainbridge, N. Y., son of 
Judge William and Damaris (Hapgood) Bigelow, was born in 
Guilford, Vt., Feb. 25, 1785; married, Feb. 23, 1814, Hannah 
G. Goodrich. He settled in Bainbridge, where he became 
prominent. He held the position of Judge of Chenango Com- 
mon Pleas and County Court 22 years, was member of the State 
Assembly from Chenango Co. Their children were : 

1638. Ellen, h. in Guilford, Vt., Dec. 13, 1814; m. Sept. 22, 1830, Alva 

C. Bush of Tioga, Penn. ; d. Dec. 3, 1831. 

1639. William Wallace, b. in Bainbridge, Feb. 1, 1817; d. Feb. 14, 

1817. 

1640. Adeline, h. in Bainbridge, Nov. 22, 1818; m. Dec. 14, 1845, 

Eliot J. Kidder; res. Washington, D. C. 

1641. Annaii, h. in Bainbridge, Jan. 9, 1821 ; m. Sept. 21, 1841, Alva C. 

Bush ; res. Tioga, Penn. 

1642. fLAFAYETTE, h. in Bainbridge, Nov. 18, 1822; m. Lucinda Ford. 

1643. fWiLLiAM Levi, h. in Bainbridge, Aug. 26, 1826 ; m. Harriet M. 

Mallory. 



GENEALOGY. 181 

1644. Stella Felicia, h. in Bainbridii;e, Jan. 14, 1830; m. June 14, 
1853, Frederick E. Smitli ; rex. Tioiia, Fcnn. 

280-713. Asa Bigelow, son of Judge William and Daraaris 
(Hapgood) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Jan. 21, 1790; 
married p]liza BroAvning of North Adams, Mass. They resided 
at one time in Greenbnsh, N. Y. Their children were : 

1646. Eliza Ann. 

1646. Maria. 

1647. Edwin. 

1648. Thirza, 

281-717. John Bigelow, son of Capt. Joel and Sarah 
(Stowell) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Nov. 7, 1774, and 
married, March 9, 1797, Rebecca Grow of Guilford. She was 
born May 4, 1777. They lived a short time in Guilford, when 
he went West and was never heard from afterwards. Some 
years after she removed to New York State and married at Ellis- 
burg, Dec. 24, 1834, Hubbard Randall ; born in Colchester, 
Conn., May 7, 1775; died at Redfield, N. Y., April 12, 1859. 
She died in Loraiue, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1845. She had one child 
by her first husband : 

1649. Joel, b. in Guilford, Sept. 3, 1797 ; m. Sally Leach. 

281-721. William Bigelow, 2d, of Guilford, Vt., son of 
Capt. Joel and Sarah (Stowell) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, 
Nov. 16, 1781 ; married, Feb. 3, 1805, Arathusa Bigelow, daugh- 
ter of Jothara and Mary (Powers) Bigelow. She was born in 
Phillipston, Mass., Sept. 6, 1785. They lived for several years 
in Guilford and Halifax, Vt., and moved to Phillipston about 
1825, where he died Oct. 6, 1849, and she died Dec. 12, 1852. 
Their children were : 

1650. tHoRATio Nelson, b. Nov. 7, 1805 ; m. Watie Ann Arnold. 

1651. James Harvey, b. Aprils, 1807; res. Michigan. 

1652. t William Martin, b. March 31, 1809; m. Margaret C. Dye. 

1653. Rolla Richardson, b. March 10, 1811; d. in Ohio, Sept., 1836. 

1654. DucARY Alonzo, b. May 31, 1813; res. Petei'sham. 

1655. tJoTiiAM Powers, b. Sept. 16, 1815; in. Mary J. Ellis. 

1656. JBenjamin Franklin, b. in Halifax, May 16, 1817; m. Eliza 

White. 

1657. tfiKRSHOM Milton, b. Nov. 7, 1819 ; m. Mary Miller. 

1658. fJoEL Stowell, b. Jan. 14, 1823; m. Mary E. Durfee. 

1659. JHoRACB Wales, b. in Phillipston, Aug. 2, 1826; m. Lydia O. 

Potter. 

1660. RoLLiN Guilford, b. Dec. 13, 1828; m. Harriet M. Knights. 

1661. Marietta Arathusa, b. Sept. 23, 1830; d. July 9, 1882. 

1662. Fanny Estella, b. Aug. 25, 1832 ; m. George Babcock of Chico- 

pee ; d. Sept. 22, 1880. 



182 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

281-722. JoTHAM BiGELOw, son of Capt. Joel and Sarah 
(Stowell) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Jan. 28, 1784; 
married, Jan. 1, 1811, Celinda Bullock of Guilford. She died. 
He married second, Sept. 25, 1824, Nancy Nichols. He moved 
from Guilford to EUisburg, Jefferson Co., N. Y., where he was 
prominent in public affairs, was elected member of the State 
Assembly from Jefferson Co. , 1837. He was Supervisor at Ellis- 
burgh, 1831-36. Their children were : 

1663. JOTHAM. 

1664. LOVELL. 

1665. Luke. 

1666. Lyman. 

1667. TiuzAH. 

1668. fU ^NiEL Richardson ; m. ; res. Olympia, Wash. 

1669. fLAFAYETTE JoTHAM, 6. ill Belleville, N. Y., May 13, 1835; m. 

Harriet Rounds. 

281-723. Richardson Bigelow of Guilford, Vt., son of 
Capt. Joel and Sarah (Stowell) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, 
Oct. 5, 1785 ; married in Lancaster, Mass., May 27, 1809, Mrs. 
Sarah Hall. He was engaged in trade in Guilford, and died 
Jan. 25, 1812, aged 26 years, 3 months, 20 days. From the 
records at Guilford, Vt., we copy the following : 

" We, Selectmen of Guilford do find that he the said (Rich- 
ardson) Bigelow is visited with mental derangement and debility, 
and that in our opinion he is incapable of taking care of his person 
and his estate." Nov. 27, 1811. 

She died July 3, 1819, aged 35 years, leaving one daughter 
by Richardson Bigelow : 

1670. Elizabeth Augusta. 

282-727. David Bigelow, son of Josiah and Sarah (Culver) 
Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt. He moved to Pompey, N. 
Y., with his father in 1800; after his father's death he settled 
near Batavia, N. Y., and married Cynthia Clark. She died and 
he married second, Mrs. Elizabeth Pringle. Their children were : 

1671. fMERKiTT Chauncey; res. Attica, N. Y. 

1672. Henrietta; m. David Wyman; res. Attica, N. Y. 

282-729. Abel Bigelow, son of Josiah and Sarah (Culver) 
Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt. ; married, about 1803, Sarah 
Clark ; resided in New York State several years, and later 



GENEALOGY. 183 

moved to Oakland Co., Mich., where he died April, 1846. She 
died August, 1853. Their children were : 

1673. Lucy, b. Feb., 1804; m. Jerrod Stocking. Had eleven children: 

i. FiDEUS. 

ii. Jerome. 
iii. Perry. 
iv. Clark. 

V. WiNFIELD. 

vi. TuroTHY. 

vii. Sally. 

viii. Emeline. 

ix. Eliza Jane. 

X. Lucy Ann. 

xi. Mary. 

1674. Eliza, b. Oct. 28, 1806; m. Hugh Malcolm in Canada; he was 

killed by an accident. May 17, 1828; she to. second, James 
Marble. She had two children by her first husband and five by 
her second husband : 
i. Allan. 
ii. Tryphena. 
iii. LuRA. 
iv. Hugh. 
V. Sabra. 
vi. Rachel. 
vii. Louisa. 
167.0. tJoTHAM Richardson, b. in Mauley Square, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1807; 
m. Esther Susan Montague. 

1676. Sarah, b. in New York State ; m. J. M. Irish. They had : 

i. Benjamin. 

ii. Hamilton. 
iii. Electa. 
iv. Mary. 

V. Oli\t;r. 

1677. Mary, b. in Batavia, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1813; m. Aug. 17, 1884, Rial 

Benjamin; b. July 7, 1813; d. June 26, 1850; she d. April 22, 
1878 ; res. Farmiugton, where they had : 

i. Le^t a., b. July 18, 1839 ; m. June 3, 1862, Sila Stickney ; 
b. Dec. 16, 1841 ; d. Aug. 24, 1874; to. second. May 18, 
187.5, Malinda Warren. 
ii. Mary V.. b. Sept. 25, 1843; m. Richard Neal. 
iii. Olr^e a., b. Sept. 12, 1846; to. Levi C. Rundel. 
iv. Charlotte T., b. Oct. 5, 1848; m. Chester Rundel; he 

d. ; she m. second, Milton Thompson. 
V. Electa S., b. July 1, 1854; m. 1875, John West. 

1678. Electa, b. in Batavia ; to. Bentley Sabin. They had : 

i. Montraville. 

ii. Deleware. 
iii. LuRA. 
iv. Hattie. 

V. Addie. 

1679. LuRA (twin sister of Electa) ; to. Eldad Smith. They had : 

i. Electa. 
ii. Perry. 
iii. Adeline. 
iv. Augusta. 

1680. fLEVi Houghton, b. in Batavia, 1817; to. Mary Cappen. 

1681. tTHOMAS Allen, b. in Ontario, July 19, 1820; to. Sarah M. Ben- 

jamin. 



184 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

282-730. JosiAH BiGELOw, son of Josiah E. and Sarah 
(Culver) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., and moved with 
his father to Pompey, N. Y. After the death of his father, the 
family became separated, and he went to Massachusetts, settled 
in Petersham and married his cousin, Lucinda Bigelow. Their 
children were : 

1682. Sabrina Butler ; m. Pierce. 

1683. t JOTH AM Richardson ; m. Lucy . 

1684. tJosiAH Sant-ord ; m. Mary Ann 



1685. Lucinda Culver, b. March 15, 1815 ; d. Sept. 19, 1863, unm. 

1686. Rosina Allen; m. April 4, 1853, Charles C. Williams. 

1687. tCHARLES Grand erson, h. 1828; m. Nov. 20, 1861, Eliza R. 

Haskell. 

282-731. JoAB Bigelow of Concord, Mich., son of Josiah 
R. and Sarah (Culver) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Oct. 
22, 1793 ; married, 1818, Lois Putnam of New York State. 
She was born April 6, 1800, and died 1847. He died Oct. 21, 
1879. Their children were : 

1688. Sabrina, h. Feb. 22, 1821 ; d. Nov. 23, 1884. 

1689. Rebecca, b. April 6, 1823; m. 1855, Talmage Stevens of Norwalk, 

Conn. ; J>. Dec. 8, 1816; d. July 7, 1884; she res. Concord, Mich. 

1690. Josiah, b. May 22, 1825; m. 1847, Ann Jennette Fitch; res. 

Concord, Mich. 

1691. Franklin, h. July 13, 1827; m. 1856, Cornelia S. Williams; he 

was a physician and resided in Syracuse, N. Y., where he d. 
March 12, 1879. 

1692. Henrietta, 5. Nov. 23, 1831; m. 1857, Albert H. Tucker; res. 

Concord. 

1693. Elizabeth M., b. Feb. 22, 1836; m. 1868, Charles N. Hungerford; 

res. Concord. 

282-734. Elisha Bigelow of Batavia, N. Y., son of Josiah 
R. and Sarah (Culver) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., June 
27, 1796. At the age of four years he removed with his father 
to Pompey, N. Y., where his father died Dec. 17, 1803. His 
mother dying in 1806, he was bound as an apprentice to Dea. 
Levi Jerome of Pompey until he was twenty-one, when he was 
eighteen he served in the army, and was stationed at Sackett's 
Harbor in 1814. He married, April 8, 1817, Miss Maria Reed, 
and soon moved to Constantia, N. Y., where he cleared up a 
farm and lived until 1826, when he moved to Bethany, where 
his wife died 1833. He married second, Miss Harriet Jerome, 
and moved to Batavia, N. Y., where he died Feb. 24, 1883, 
aged 86 years. He united with the Presbyterian Church in 
1830 and held the position of ruling elder in the church for 



GENEALOGY. 185 

thirty-three years ; a quiet and christian man. His children 
were : 

1694. Mary, h. in Fabhis, N. Y., .Tunc 8, 1810; m. Oct. 9, 1845, Harry 

Howe; res. Yorkshire, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 5, 1887, af^ed 77 
years; she is now living (1889). They had : 

i. Ella M., /;. Nov. 15, 1851; m. Nov. 15, 1870, Dwight 

W. Hyde; res. Onida, Dale, 
ii. Ormoni>, b. Dec. 24, 1853 ; d. Jan. 6, 1854. 
iii. Sarah, b. Aug. 3, 1855; d. Sept. 21, 1862. 
iv. Hattie a., ft. July 6, 1857; m. Sept. 15, 1875, Wallace J. 

Blakley ; res. Arcade, N. Y. 
v. Isabella, b. March 8, 1860; res. Yorkshire, 
vi. Tryphena, b. Nov. 1, 1862; d. April 30, 1863. 

1695. Horace E., b. in Constantia, Oct. 3, 1821; m Helen Sturgis; res. 

Lansing, Mich. 

1696. James R., ft. Dec. 3, 1823; m. three times; res. Flint, Mich. 

1697. fWiLLiAM Reed, ft. Jan. 22, 1826; m. Alniira Dibble; res. Batavia, 

N. Y. 

1698. Sarah, ft. Nov., 1827 ; ni. Reuben Knight ; res. Waterloo, N. Y. 

1699. Maelv, ft. Dec, 1833; m. Dudley Atherton ; 7X's. Stewart, Ore. 

1700. Amasa J., ft. in Batavia; d. young. 

1701. t^EROME L., ft. June 11, 1839; m. Luella Fletcher; res. Batavia. 

282-735. James Bigelow of Hamilton, Ont., son of Josiah 
R. and Sarah (Culver) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, March 1, 
1799. When but a few days over a year old (March 10, 1800) 
his father moved to Pompey, N. Y. He went to Canada about 
1822, taught school for a time, and married, Dec. 19, 1826, 
Eunice Springer, and settled on a farm near Hamilton, where he 
died in 1847. She died his widow 1879. Their children were: 

1702. Sarah, 6. April 13, 1827; m. 1862, Rev. R. Potter; d. in Cali- 

fornia, May, 1869. 

1703. Henrietta, ft. April 12, 1828; m. 1854, Abraham Griffin Smith; 

ft. June 18, 1828; res. New York City; she d. Oct., 1875. They 
had : 

i. Absalom, ft. Aug. 11, 1856; d. Jan. 7, 1873. 

ii. James, ft. Feb. 1, 1863. 

iii. Charlotte, ft. Aug. 10, 1870. 

iv. Henrietta, ft. Julv 12, 1873. 

1704. .TosLui, ft. Aug. 25, 1829 ; d". 1849. 

1704i. Mary M., ft. March, 1831; m. 1856, J. D. Tafferty; res. near 
Hamilton. 

1705. Eunice, ft. May 14, 1832; m. 1852, James Freeman; she d. in 

Hamilton, July 1, 1882; he d. in Creston, la., July 1, 1886. 

1706. R. Sabrina, ft. Aug. 7, 1833; m. 1852, Thomas "Wilson ; he d. 

Oct., 1874; she res. Woodstock. 

1707. James, ft. May 24, 1835; d. 1850. 

1708. Keziah, ft. June 22, 1836; d. Jan., 1865. 

1709. David, ft. Jan. 9, 1838 ; d. 1850. 

1710. JoAB, ft. July 21, 1840; m. March 10, 1869, Kate Merritt; res. 

near Hamilton ; d. Feb., 1886. 

1711. John, ft. Oct. 30, 1841; m. Sept. 16, 1881, Maggie Ogg; res. 

Hamilton. 
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186 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1712. Cynthia, h. Nov. 4, 1844; m. Jan. 5, 1872, John Gerry; res. 

Hamilton. 

1713. Oliver, b. June 25, 1845; m. Sept., 1869, Hannah Brennan; res. 

Hamilton. 

288-744. Dr. "William Bigelow of Middletowu, Vt., son of 
Edmund and Olive (Stone) Bigelow, was born in Middletown, 
about 1791 ; married, Oct. 19, 1815, Dorinda Brewster, daugh- 
ter of Orson and Zeruiah (Loomis) Brewster, a lineal descend- 
ant of Elder William Brewster of the Mayfloiver. She was 
born April 4, 1795, and died July 16, 1883, aged 88 years. 
Dr. Bigelow moved from Middletown to Fairhaven iu 1815, 
about 1828 moved to Bennington, and afterwards to Springfield, 
Mass., where he died April 16, 1863. He was a physician and 
at one time a member of the Vermont State Senate. Their 
children were : 

1714. Olive Stone, b. Oct. 6, 1816; m. April 12, 1838, Dr. Dewey H. 

Robinson. They had : 

i. William Bigelow, b. June 9, 1839; m. April 13, 1863, 
Jennie S. Meacham. They had : 

Dewey, b. Sept. 29, 1865; d. Jan. 31, 1872. 
Annah, b. Nov. 28, 1868. 
John Squires, b. Aug. 4, 1874. 
Bessie, b. Dec. 10, 1876. 
11. Edmund A., b. Nov. 7, 1841; m. Nov. 15, 1871, Kate D. 
Elder. They had : 

Albert D., b. March 20, 1873. 
Ruth, b. July 26, 1874. 
William B., b. April 27, 1876. 
Malcolm B., b. Nov. 10, 1877. 
LORAIME, b. April 6, 1879. 
George E., b. Oct 31, 1880; d. July 23, 1881. 
Mabel, b. March 12, 1882. 
Pitt, b. Jan. 18, 1884. 
Hilda, b. Oct. 18, 1885; d. Aug. 24, 1886. 
iii. George Stephen, b. June 13, 1844. 
iv. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1847 ; d. Aug. 20, 1847. 

1715. Emma Loraine, b. Aug. 24, 1818; m. Jan. 12, 1841, John N. 

Squires; d. Aug. 31, 1886. They had : 

i. Franklin BLACiaiER, b. Oct. 15, 1841; d. Oct. 2, 1846. 
ii. Kate Dewey, b. Oct. 19, 1845; d. Oct. 13, 1846. 
iii. George Hills, b Sept. 29, 1843; m. Sept. 10, 1872, 
Eleanor Dement. Tliey had : 

Marie Loraine, b. May 21, 1874. 
Christine D., b. .Tune 3, 1878. 
George Robinson, b. Sept. 28, 1883. 
iv. John, b. March 19, 1849; res. Troy, N. Y. 
V. Robert, b. April 3, 1851; m. Nov. 16, 1881, Ellen L. 
Barker. They had : 

JohnN., b. Sept. 20, 1886. 
vi. Harry Sanford, b. Aug. 17, 1857; m. Feb. 27, 1883, 
Emma T. D. Hall. 

1716. fEDMUND, b. Feb. 14, 1821 ; m. Lucy P. Camp. 



GENEALOGY. 187 

1717. Ellkn, h. Sept. 11, 1823; d. Oct. 10, 1834. 

1718. WiMJAM IInNRV, b. Feb. G, 1820; d. April 20, 1846. 

1719. GEOiuiK Waurkn, h. Sept. 21, 1828; res. Boston; he served in 

10th Mass. Kegt. during tht; late Rebellion, and won the title of 
Major. 

1720. Mauy Sophia, h. May 16, 1832; m. Julv 15, 1858, Samuel B. 

Sanford ; d. Dec. 7. 1882. They had : 
i. Mary Robinson, h. April 20, 1859. 

295-751. Humphrey Bigelow of Shrewsbury, Mass., son of 
Samuel and Phebe (Rand) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, 
Sept. 4, 1761 ; married, Dec. 20, 1786, Mary Underwood of 
Westford. She died in Shrewsbury, Oct. 6, 1789. He married 
second, Oct. 26, 1791, Hannah Whipple of Grafton. She was 
born Oct. 5, 1771, and died in Worcester, Jan. 5, 1848. They 
lived in Shrewsbury until 1804, when they moved to Charlton, 
where they lived several years. They later lived in Sutton and 
Westford and then moved back to Shrewsbury ; he died Oct. 
2, 1842. Their children were : 

1721. tJoHN, 6. Aug. 12, 1787; m. Mai-y Jones. 

1722. Samuel, h. Aug. 1, 1789; d. Oct., 1789. 

1723. tSAMUEL, b. July 2, 1793; m. Cynthia Forbush. 

1724. Catherine, b. Aug. 12, 1795 ; m. Nov. 2, 1818, Joel Fay of Sutton ; 

d. Aug. 23, 1830. 

1725. Hannah, 6. Oct. 2, 1797; m. Samuel Lamb ; ?-es. Charlton ; he d. ; 

she m. second, Daniel Richardson of Sutton; he d.; she in. 
third, Eardon Aldrich of Graftou. 
172G. Mary, b. Aug. 4, 1799; d. Dec. 25, 1819, unm. 

1727. tSiLAS, b. Aug. 10, 1801 ; m. Silence Pierce. 

1728. tMosES, b. July 23, 1803; m. Amanda Smith. 

1729. Susan Whipple, b. Sept. 1, 180G; m. Nov. 30, 1826, Owen W. 

Allen of Sutton: moved to Ohio, where she d. Sept. 8, 1854. 

1730. MiiUAM, b. Sept. 6, 1809; »n. June 12, 1833, Joel Fay, late husband 

of her deceased sister; she d. Aug. 15, 1837. 

1731. tWuiPPLE, b. Feb. IG, 1812; m. Amy Chase. 

1732. fJoHN, b. Nov. 27, 1814; m. Lucinda M. Slocorab. 

300-754. Bauna Bigelow, son of Solomon and Sarah (New- 
ton) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Sept. 11, 1762. 
When quite a young man he served in the army in 1778. He 
aftewards moved to Paxton. In 1784 (he having some time 
previous been engaged in a mercantile house), his employers 
sent him out to locate a store, aud after considerable travel and 
due consideration he decided to build a store in Brookfield, Vt., 
on the East Branch (so called), and the following year he opened 
a store at that place, his employers furnishing the stock. In 
1788 his employers died and the store was for sale, which he 
bought on very favorable terms, and soon increased his business 



188 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

SO that in 1800 he built a much larger store. In 1808 he sold 
out his store and engaged in farming, which he followed until 
his death, April 3, 1840. He married, Sept. 18, 1794, Nabby 
Pride of Norwich, Conn. She was born June 17, 1773, and 
died Jan. 20, 1808. He married second, Dec. 11, 1808, Lois 
Griswold. She was born in South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 23, 
1779, and died Aug. 24, 1870, aged 91 years. Their children 
were : 

1733. tSiLAS, b. June 21, 1795; m. Judith Woolson. 

1734. A DAUGHTKU; d. young. 

1735. Abnkr Pride, b. March 18, 1805; d. about 1852, in Virginia, ?e??m. 

1736. Charles, b. July fi, 1807; d. May 10, 1843, in Virginia^ M«.m. 

1737. Abigail, b. Sept. 17, 1809; m. Marcli 1, 1829, Joseph Partridge; 

res. Dulie Centre, Penn. ; he d. Marcli 21, 1873, aged 74 years; 
she is now living. They had : 

i. Joseph Griswold, b. 1829; m. Nov., 1853, Louise M. 

Paxson. 
ii. Charles Milton, b. 1831. 

iii. Edward Everett, b. 1833; m. Dec, 1859, Elizabeth 
Pinney ; he served in tlie Rebellion in the 100th N. Y. 
Regt. as a sharpshooter, 
iv. Frederick Seward, b. 1839; served in the 100th N. Y. 

Regt. ; d. at Morris Island, S. C, Sept. 1, 1863. 
V. George, b. 1841; enlisted in the 49th N. Y. Regt., and 

was Idlled at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. 
vi. John Jay, b. 1845; d. May 28, 1860. 

1738. tEREDERiCK G., b. June 27, 1813; m. Philena Prouty. 

1739. tS. Milton, b. Oct. 11, 1814; m. Louisa Lyman. 

300-756. Silas Bigelow, son of Solomon and Sarah (New- 
ton) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Dec. 24, 1766 ; 
married Elizabeth Beaman Boynton, who was born in Weathers- 
field, Vt., Feb. 24, 1774, and died April, 1833. He died Sept., 
1833. They lived in Weathersfield, and their children were 
born there, and were : 

1740. Silas, b. Nov. 12, 1792; d. Nov. 13, 1792. 

1741. IBarna, b. March 27, 1794; m. Betsey Nichols. 

1742. Silas, b. Dec. 8, 1795; d. 1816. 

1743. fENOS, b. June 2, 1797 ; m. Hannah Heyward. 

1744. tHARVEY, b. June 12, 1799; m. 

1745. tEEVi, 6. June 9, 1801 ; m. ; d. Feb, 5, 1840. 

1746. fLucius, b. Dec. 13, 1802; m. 

1747. Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1805. 

1748. tJOHN BoYNTON, b. March 13, 1808 ; m. ; d. Feb, 9, 1864. 

300-761. Asa Bigelow of Brookfield, Vt., son of Solomon 
and Hannah (Sanderson) Bigelow, was born in Winchendon, 
Mass., Sept. 22, 1784; married Anna W. Paine, who was born 



GENEALOGY. 189 

in Brookfield, July 17, 1789, and died Dec. 18, 1843. He died 
Nov. 12, 1839. Their children were : 

1749. Apaline, /(. Nov. .3, 1809; m. Lucius Wilkinson; res. Whitehall, 

N. Y. 

1750. Almahixk, h. Nov. 15, 1811; m. Enos Sar<?cnt of Randolph, Vt. ; 

res. Oakland, Cal. They had one daughter: 

i. Fkanck.-*; m. Prof. J. A. Benton of Oakland, Cal. 

1751. Amasa Pride, b. Oct. 9, 1813; d. Oct. 7, 1864, vmn. 
1752 tAMAKiAH Paink, b. Feb. 1», 1816; m. Clarissa Kathan. 

1753. tAMO.s Klmaii, /'. Feb. 23, 1819; m. Nancy F. Richardson. 

1754. Ali$a Solomon, b. .Tan. 1, 1822; d. May 25, 1828. 

1755. fAnxKU .Toun, b. Aug. 5, 1824; m. Ann Sargent. 

1756. fALUKRT Solomon, b. Sept. 16, 1828; m. Jessie C. Cohen. 

301-762. Timothy Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of Itha- 
mar and Persis (Barrett) Bigelow, was boi'n in Paxton, Oct. 4, 
1770 ; married, June 15, 1797, Anna Earle, daughter of Oliver 
and Mary (Earle) Earle. She was born Feb. 24, 1772; died 
Sept. 19, 1838. They moved to Barre, Vt., where he died Feb. 
1, 183S. Their children were : 

1757. Pkrsis, b. Nov. 8, 1798; m. Francis Keith; d. Jan. 24, 1838; res. 

Vermont. 

1758. Mary. b. -Tan. 20, 1801; m. Marshall Ball ; res. Nashua, N. H. 

1759. Stephen Salisbury, b. Sept. 19, 1803; m. Feb. 8, 1827, Amanda 

Taft; res. Barre, Vt. ; no issue. 
17594. Lewis, b. Aug. 20, 1806 ; d. March 30, 1809. 

301-764. Ithamar Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of Itha- 
mar and Persis (Barrett) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Nov, 
21, 1773; married. May 31, 1801, Sophia Earle, daughter of 
Clark and Hepsibeh Earle. She was born June 15, 1777, and 
died March 20, 1848, aged 70 years. He died March 27, 1861, 
aged 87 years. Their children were : 

1760. fWALTER R.\LEiGH, 6. April 30, 1802; m. Eliza Mower; res. 

Worcester. 

1761. fRALPH Earle, b. June 14, 1804; m. Tryphena M. Lakin; res. 

Paxton. 

1762. Hepsibeh H., b. March 31, 1806; d. March 20, 1818. 

1763. tLEWis, b. Aug. 31, 1808; m. Phebe T. Davis. 

301-768. Silas Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of Ithamar 
and Persis (Barrett) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Feb. 6, 1786 ; 
married, June 19, 1816, Sophia Lamb, daughter of Thomas and 
Mehitable (Newton) Lamb. She was born Feb. 22, 1784 ; died 
March 15, 1825. He died April 10, 1829. Their children were 
born in Paxton : 

1764. fJoHN Flavel, b. April 25, 1818 ; m. Sophronia N. Lovell. 

1765. Artemas Edwin, b. Sept. 3, 1819; res. Paxton, unm. 



190 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1766. Adkline Eulalia, h. April 27, 1821; m. May 15, 1839, Ralph 
Earle, son of Dexter and Susanna (Eaton) Earle ; h. in Worces- 
ter, Nov. 13, 1811 ; res. Paxton. They had : 

i. Sophia Rogers, h. April 12. 1842; m. June 12, 1872, 
Ledyard Bill of Paxton. They had : 

Fredkric Ledyard, h. June 13, 1873. 
Bertha Earle, h. June 5, 1875. 
Lucy Sophia, h. Oct. 28, 1882. 
li. Sophronia Adeline, b. June 5, 1845; res. Brookljm. 
17<>7. tGrEORGE NoRMAN, h. Jan. ]4, 1823; m. Frances L. Babcock. 

1768. Nancy Judson, h. Oct. 11, 1824; d. Aug. 25, 1878, unm. 

303-769. AsAHEL (or Asal) Bigelow, son of Cornelius and 
Sarah (Miller) Bigelow, was born in Westborougb, Mass., May 
11, 1755 ; married in Hopkinton, Mass., April 30, 1780, Martha 
Hall. He was in the Westborougb Company at Cambridge, 
April 19, 1775, and served in the army during a greater part of 
the war. At the close of the war he went to New York State and 
settled in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., where he died March, 1806. 
She died at the home of her son, Otis Bigelow, in Baldwinsville, 
N. Y., Sept. 1, 1819, aged 59 years. Their children were : 

1769. Aschel (or Asal), h. May 17, 1781; m. Felena ; d. 1813(?). 

1770. tOxis, b. Feb. 1, 1785; m. Mary Payn. 

1771. fANSON, b. Aug. 11, 1791; m. Marian Leggett. 

1772. tDANiEL, b. March 4, 1795; m. Betsey Ferguson. 

1773. tHiRAM, b. May 9, 1799; m. Maria Tarbox. 

1774. Martha, b. Oct. 27, 1801 ; m. Rev. Waite, a Presbyterian 

minister. They had : 
i. Fairmosa. 
li. Calvin. 
iii. Alfred. 

1775. Sallik Payn, b. Sept. 14, 1803; m. Noah Payn, son of Noah 

Payn ; res. Portage, N. Y. They had : 

i. Mary ; m. Lafayette Bristol ; res. Portage, N. Y. They 
had: 

Frederick Byron. 
ii. Otis ; m. Jessie Fremont ; res. Portage, 
iii, Byron ; to. Sarah Ingham ; res. Portage. They had : 

Raymond. 

Herbert. 

Wilbur. 

Annette. 

Bradford. 

Mary E. 
iv. Emily ; m. Charles R. Gilbert ; res'. Portage. They had : 

Cora, b. Sept. 22, 1862. 

Charles, b. April 19, 1864. 

Addie, b. March 20, 1869. 
V. Albert; m. Annette Davidson; res. Willoughby, O. 
They had : 

George Albert Byron. 
vi. Sarah; m. James Crockett; res. Portage. They had: 

Maggie. 

Louis. 

Leonard. 



GENEALOGY. 191 

303-773. Amasa Bigklow, son of Cornelius and Sarah 
(Miller) Bigelow, was born in Westborough, Mass., July 10, 
17C5; married, in Upton, Mass., March 28, 1790, Hannah, 
daughter of Jason Bathrick of Upton. They resided in West- 
borough, where he died June 25, 1822. She died in West- 
borough, Sept. 22, 1852. They had born in Westborough : 

1776. CouNKUUS, />. June 13, 1790; m. June 6, 1813, Withene Parker. 

1777. Nancy, ft. March 22, 1793; m. July 6, 1814, Jonas Parker. 

1778. Amasa, ft. Feb. 16, 1796; ?-es. Hopkinton; is said to have m. three 

times. 

1779. Lambert, ft. Aug. 21, 1798; d. 1822, ?m»i. 
1760. tLuKE, ft. Jan. 28, ISOI ; m. Betsey Nichols. 

1781. Hannah, ft. Sept. 14, 1803; m. March 31, 1828, Varnum Gassett; 

res. Westborough. 

1782. Lucy Maria, ft. April 26, 1806; m. .Jan. 5, 1826, Levi Hill; res. 

Westborough, where she d. April 6, 1843. They had : 
i. Charles, ft. 1826; d. July 4, 1883. 
ii. John, 6. 1829 ; m. ; res. Spencer, Mass. 
iii. Levi, ft. 1831 ; res. Westborough. 
iv. Martha Ann, ft. 1832; m. Charles H. Pierce. 
V. Mary Angeline, ft. 1834 ; m. first, Arthur Fay ; second, 

Robert Dorman. 
vi. George, ft. March 31, 1843; m. ; res. Connecticut. 

308-776. Joseph Bigelow, son of Paul and Hannah (Ober) 
Bigelow, was born in Westborough, Mass., July 22, 1767 ; mar- 
ried, 1792, Sarah Higgins. He with his brother Cornelius early 
moved to Montreal, where they are said to have established the 
first nail factory in that city. He died there Nov. 8, 1827, 
aged 60. She died Jan. 21, 1860, aged 90. Their children 
were : 

1783. Laura, ft. 1794; d. May 6, 1829, unm. 

1784. Alured, ft. 1796; d. Dec. 24, 1827, unm. 

1785. Clara, ft. Oct. 20, 1797; m. June 10, 1823, .Joseph Fraser; b. 

June 10, 1797; d. in New York, Sept. 23, 1863; she d. .Jan. 10, 
1874 ; they lived in Montreal several years, where their children 
were ft., then moved to New York City. They had : 

i. Sarah, ft. March 14, 1827; m. Nov. 27, 1860, John 13. 

Fowler; res. New York; he d. Oct. 5, 1880. 
ii. Eliza, ft. Nov. 14, 1829; res. New York, 
iii. Joseph, ft. Nov. 20, 1831 ; d. March 24, 1848. 
iv. Lauka B., ft. Jan. 9, 1835; m. Nov. 27, 1860, Austin A. 
Briggs ; ft. Jan., 1826 ; d. Jan. 29, 1880 ; res. New York. 
They had : 

Clara E. ; m. Nov. 13, 1888, William E. Crocker. 
V. Clara D., ft. Jan. 7, 1837; res. New York, 
vi. Matilda L., ft. .Jan. 9, 1842; d. July 11, 1864. 

1786. Sarah, ft. Oct. 20, 1799; d. May 13, 1883; res. New York. 

1787. tTHOMAS Dean, ft. May 7, 1801 ; m. Sophia Koy. 

1788. George, ft. 1805 ; d. Nov. 8, 1834, unm. 

1789. Louisa, ft. 1808 ; d. in infancy. 



192 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1790. Joseph Portland, 5. 1810; d. Dec. 15, 1836, unm. 

1791. Albert, b. 1812; d. March 21, 1876, in Hamilton, Ont., unm. 

1792. Charles Lucius, b. 1814; d. Nov. 20, 1848. 

308-777. Benjamin Bigelow, son of Paul and Hannah 
(Ober) Bigelow, was born in Westborough, Mass., Aug. 2, 
1769. When he was quite young his father moved to Vermont, 
but when he was 14 years old he bought his time, moved to 
Connecticut and settled in Norfolk. He was a nailmaker by 
trade and invented the machinery to make the first cut nails that 
were made in Connecticut, and followed that business many 
years. He became one of the solid and substantial men of his 
town, was Captain of the local military company, and held the 
office of Justice of the Peace. He married Eunice Aiken of 
Norfolk; born about 1775; died 1859. He died 1850. Their 
children were born in Norfolk : 

1793. Lemuel, b. 1795; m. Minerva Hohnes. 

1794. tRoBERT, b. Oct. 17, 1797 ; m. Elizabetli A. Broadalban. 

1795. IMark, b. Aug. 23, 1799; m. Lydia L. Mauley. 

308-778, Cornelius Bigelow, son of Paul and Hannah 
(Ober) Bigelow, was born in Upton, Mass., May 20, 1772; 
married Persis Harris. He with his brother Joseph early moved 
to Montreal, Canada, where they established the first nail factory 
in that city, and was a resident of that place during the war of 
1812. After the war he moved to Chatham, P. Q., and resided 
there several years. His wife died May 20, 1823, at Chatham. 
In Sept., 1835, he moved to East Ashford, N. Y., where his 
brother Job was then living. He married second, Sept. 13, 
1835, Mrs. Elizabeth Wiltse, and resided in East Ashford until 
1854, when he moved to Oneida, Eaton Co., Mich., and died 
Aug. 25, 18G1, at Grand Ledge, Mich. His children were : 

1796. Chester; m. Orena Smith; res. Buckingham, P. Q. 

1797. Hiram. 

1798. Cornelius; res. Birchville, Mich. 

1799. IEbenezer; m. Ellen Blair; res. Chatham, P. Q. (See Appendix.) 

1800. Infant SON; d. young. 

1801. Infant SON; tZ. young. 

1802. George; m. Margaret Carr; was drowned in Montreal lliver. 

1803. fWiLLiAM W. ; m. Catharine Sweeney. 

1804. Polly ; d. aged 1 year. 

1805. Maky L. ; m. James Blair; res. Sumner, Iowa, where she d, June 

9, 1878. 

1806. .John ; d. aged 15 vears. 

1807. Louisa, b. March 2^8, 1817; m. May 22, 1844, Gideon Russell; res. 

Chase, Lake Co., Mich. 



GENEALOGY. 193 

1808. Edward; to. Polly Wilder; d. in East Ashford, N. Y. 

1809. tCiiAKLES Nklson, b. in Chatham, V. Q., May 19, 1823; m. 

Clarimla Wiltse. 

308-781. Elisiia Bigelow, son of Paul and Hannah (Obcr) 
Bigelow, was born Jan. 30, 1780. Like his brothers, he was a 
nailmaker and a very ingenious man, and did much to invent 
machinery for the manufacture of cut nails. He married 
Elizabeth Cheney and lived in Connecticut and Vermont. In 
1802 he went West, and we find no further trace of him. His 
family were : 

1810. Eliza, b. Feb., 1799. 

1811. George Frederick, b. iu New Hartford, Conn., Dec. 4, 1801. 

1812. fLEvi Lewis, h. Dec. 13, 1802; m. Belinda Pierpout. 

308-783. Job Bigelow, son of Paul and Hannah (Ober) 
Bigelow, was born in Brookline, Vt., March 25, 1786 ; married 
Hannah Walker. She was born Sept. 6, 1789, and died iu East 
Ashford, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1867. He died in East Ashford, 
March 14, 1866. They lived in Brookline, Vt., but moved away 
to East Ashford, N. Y., about 1825. Their children were : 

1813. fCHARLES Chandler, b. Dec. 18, 1807; 7n. Itoxanna Sampson. 

1814. Arnold W.. b. Dec. 20, 1809; m. Caroline Hubbard; d. Feb. 19, 

1868 ; res. Chicago, 111. 

1815. Henry W., b. Aug. 22, 1812; m. Sophia Day; d. Feb. 11, 1873; 

res. Chicago, 111. 

1816. John H., h. Nov. 8, 1814; d. May 8, 1815. 

1817. Sally W., b. June 25, 1816; m. Dudley Day; res. East Ashford, 

N. Y. 

1818. Bersheba, b. July 20, 1820; d. July 25, 1821. 

1819. Clarimond M., b. Sept. 17, 1822; m. Thomas Saind ; d. in East 

Ashford, Aug. 7, 1844. 

1820. Oliver G., b. Aug. 20, 1824; m. Eliza Russell; res. East Ashford. 

1821. Maria, h. in East Ashford, Feb. 11, 1826; d. same day. 

1822. Hiram F., b. Feb. 1, 1834; d. Aug. 9, 1867, in East Ashford. 

321-789. Thomas Bigelow of Portland, N. Y., son of 
Thomas and Hannah (Chase) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, 
Mass., Sept. 8, 1781 ; married, Aug. 28, 1803, Jerusha Putnam 
of Sutton, Mass. She was born iu Sutton, Dec. 13, 1779. 
They lived in Douglas a short time. In 1804 they moved to 
Whitingham, Vt., where they lived until 1822, when they moved 
to Verona, N. Y. In 1826 they moved to Portland, Chautauqua 
Co., where Mrs. Bigelow died May, 1865, aged 85 years. He 
died March, 1871, in his 90th year. Their children were : 

1823. tPUTNAM, b. in Douglas, Nov. 21, 1803; m. Nancy Wiley. 

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194 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1824. Hannah, b, March 28, 1806 ; m. Isaac Newcomb ; res. New York ; 

d. March, 1879. They had : 

i. George ; m. Eliza Ann Hopson. 
ii. Sarah ; m. Henry Hall, 
iii. Marlin L. ; m. Sarah Ann Ellis. 

1825. ILawson S., h. Jan. 25, 1810; m. Mary Hall. 

1826. Betsey, 5. April 18, 1812; m. Benjamin Brown; res. Westfield, 

N. Y. ; d. May 4, 1849. 

1827. tJASON, h. April 13, 1815; m. Philinda Andrews. 

1828. Lucy, h. April 28, 1817; m. 1845, James Thompson; res. Iowa. 

They had : 

i. Sarah ; to. and res. Minnesota, 
ii. Annette; to. Anson Leet; res. Minnesota. 

1829. Emerson W., b. March 8, 1820; d. Sept. 15, 1840. 

1830. Sarah, b. in Verona, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1823; to. Dec. 22, 1847, 

Alpha Barnes ; res. Prospect Sta., N. Y. They had : 

i. James Thomas; m. Eva Webster; res. Prospect Sta. 
ii. Eva Jerusha ; m. Edward Scriven ; res. Prospect Sta. 
iii. Hattie ; m. George Mawhir. 

321-790. Samuel Bigelow, son of Thomas and Hannah 
(Chase) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., March 12, 1784 ; 
married in Sutton, Mass., Nov. 23, 1806, Sally Putnam; born 
in Sutton, July 28, 1785 ; died in Leyden, Mass., June 8, 1873. 
He moved from Douglas to Whitingham, Vt., where he died 
Sept. 14, 1821. Their children were born in Whitingham : 

1831. Sumner, b. May 1, 1808; ra. Rebecca Whitney. 

1832. Sally, b. April 26, 1812; d. Feb. 2, 1814. 

1833. Clarissa, h. March 22, 1817; m. Dec. 13, 1882, George W. 

Stanton ; res. Leyden, Mass. They had : 
i. Lavina. 
ii. Charles. 

iii. Enos; res. Leyden, Mass. 
iv. Anna; to. April 27, 1872, Chester Coates; res. East 

Charlemont, Mass. 
V. Truly. 
vi. Lura; to. Sept. 29, 1866, Roscoe Fisher; res. West 

Brattleborough, Vt. 
vii. Moses ; res. Conway, Mass. 

1834. Sarah W., b. July 3, 1820; to. Dec. 2, 1850, Townsend; 

res. West Leyden, Mass. They had : 

i. Daughter, b. in Coleraine, Jan. 2, 1856. 

321-791. Elijah Bigelow, son of Thomas and Hannah 
(Chase) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., Sept. 28, 1786 ; 
married in Sutton, March 9, 1810, Phebe Putnam of Sutton. 
She died in Douglas, Sept. 15, 1813. He married second, Aug. 
10, 1814, Lydia Putnam. They resided in Douglas, where he 
died Aug. 28, 1859. Their children were born in Douglas : 

1835. Phebe, b. July 16, 1810; d. Sept. 6, 1846, unm. 

1836. Hannah, b. Jan. 28, 1812; d. Sept. 4, 1813. 

1837. Julia, b. May 25, 1815. 

1838. Sarah Howard, b. March 20, 1817. 

1839. Elijah, h. Nov. 8, 1819; m. Mary White. 



GENEALOGY. 195 

321-792. Amos Bigelow, son of Thomas and Hannah 
(Chase) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., Aug. 10, 1789 ; 
married in Sutton, March 17, 1808, P'anny Stockwell. They 
lived in Sutton, and at one time in New Hampshire, though we 
fail to find any record of his family or where they died. We 
have the names of two of his children, and there may have been 
more : 

1840. Liberty, b. in Sutton, June 23, 1815; m. March 31, 1835, Harriet 

A. Lawrence of Groton; at the age of seventeen he left home, 
started in life as a stage-driver, and soon after became proprie- 
tor of a stage line between Fitchbnrg and Keene. In 1844r 
established the fastest pony express (between Boston and New 
York) ever known before the days of railroads, and carried the 
U. S. mails. When the railroad was put through between Rut- 
land and Bellows Falls, Vt., he was appointed the first superin- 
tendent. In 1854 he was appointed superintendent of the Fitch- 
burg R. R., and resigned in 1857 to commence the express busi- 
ness between Fitchburg and Boston, and later the business was 
consolidated with others, and formed the U. S. and Canada 
Express Co, After this he went to Chicago and started a line 
of city coaches, and later he became interested in the first horse 
railroad in Chicago. After a few years' residence in that city 
he returned to Massachusetts and resided in Melrose, where he 
lived a retired life. He was of a modest, retiring nature and of 
genial disposition. He d. at Melrose, Jan. 20, 1890, aged 74 
years. He left a widow ; no issue. 

1841. Sophia H., b. in Pittsfield, N. H., about 1825; m. May 19, 1860, 

Sandford A. luman of Oxford. 

321-793. Jesse Bigelow, son of Thomas and Hannah 
(Chase) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, March 7, 1792 ; married 
in Sutton, Dec. 1, 1814, Huldah Waters of Sutton. They 
resided in Oxford, Mass., where she died Dec. 14, 1843. They 
had born in Oxford : 

1842. Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1815. 

1843. Huldah, b. Nov. 6, 1817; m. Dec. 31, 183G, Joseph Lawless of 

Oxford. 

1844. tJESSE Waters, b. Nov. 27, 1821 ; m. Joanna •. 

1845. HiTTY Kidder, b. July 23, 1827; d. April 21, 1828. 

1846. John Thomas, b. July 25, 1830. 

329-799. Jason Bigelow of North Brookfield, Mass., son of 
Jason and Judith (Dane) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, May 
2, 1784; married, 1815, Patty Waite. She was born June 5, 
1796 ; died Oct. 25, 1873. He died May 3, 1856. Their chil- 
dren were : 

1847. tALDEN, b. Sept. 4, 1816 ; m. Mary Ann Seabury. 

1848. John Tyler, b. July, 1818 ; d. 1830. 



196 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1849. Joseph Emerson, b. Aug. 31, 1826; m. Judith Jernsha Luce; 

res. Prescott, Mass. 

1850. Sarah Lavinia, b. Aug. 30, 1828; d. 1833. 

1851. Lawson, b. July 11, 1836; res. North Brookfleld. I Twins 

1852. fLAWTON, b. July 11, 1836; m. Mrs. Sarah A. Corey. / " " 

329-802. John Bigelow of North Brookfleld, Mass., son of 
Jason and Judith (Dane) Bigelow, was born in Brookfleld, Feb. 
5, 1790; married, Oct. 10, 1815, Betsey Maynard of North- 
borough. She was born in Hubbardston, May 20, 1794, and 
died in North Brookfleld, Feb. 26, 1879. He died at the same 
place Oct. 31, 1872. He was one of the prominent men in the 
town, serving in various town offices and represented .the town 
in the Legislature. Their children were : 

1853. Charlotte Maria, b. May 6, 1816; m. May 14, 1835, Appollos 

Wellington; d. in West Brookfleld, Aug. 17, 1876. They had: 
i. Nancy Maria, b. June 4, 1836; m. Oliver Woodbridge. 
ii. Justus Collins, b. Jan. 13, 1838; killed at the Battle of 

Antietam, Sept. 17, 1863. 
iii. John Gardner, b. Oct. 7, 1841 ; d. July 11, 1866. 
iy. Maria Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1843; m. Charles McMas- 

ters of Monson. 
V. Julia Amanda, b. March21, 1845 ; m. CharlesF. Sampson, 
vi. Charles Sumner, b. June 16, 1847. 

1854. tJOHN Sylvester, b. July 2, 1817; m. Marcia Hamilton. 

1855. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec! 16, 1819; d. June 7, 1824. 

1856. tSiLAS Henry, b. Nov. 6, 1821 ; m. Clarissa A. Cole. 

1857. Samuel Sumner, b. Dec. 25, 1823; d. March 12, 1824. 

1858. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1825 ; m. April 9, 1845, Christopher 

W. Paige of Prescott. 

1859. ISamuel Sumner, b. Dec. 1, 1827; m. Mary P. Cowan. 

1860. Warren Tyler, b. Dec. 21, 1831 ; d. Nov. 16, 1855, unm. 

329-806. Jonas Bigelow of North Brookfleld, Mass., son of 
Jason and Judith (Dane) Bigelow, was born in Brookfleld, Aug. 
7, 1796; married, Nov. 10, 1819, Nancy Maynard of North- 
borough. She was born Feb. 17, 1796, and died in North 
Brookfleld, Oct. 1, 1865. He died July 7, 1861. Their chil- 
dren were : 

1861. tJoHN Dexter, b. Sept. 2, 1820; m. Emily Scarborough. 

1862. Sarah Williams, b. Oct. 21, 1821 ; m. Dec. 16, 1841, Alden Chap- 

man of Montgomery. 

1863. Mary Rice, b. Dec. 4, 1822 ; m. Sept. 27, 1843, Alvin M. Thomp- 

son of West Brookfleld. 

1864. ISamuel Fay, b. Jan. 2, 1824; m. Orinda M. Smith. 

1865. Abigail Witt, b. Nov. 29, 1825; m. Aug. 29, 1850, Lucian E. 

Bliss of North Brookfleld, son of Rennselaer and Maria B. 
Bliss. They had : 

i. Fannie E., b. Nov. 2, 1858. 

1866. Jonas Edward, b. April 12, 1827 ; d. Sept. 16, 1827. 

1867. A CHILD, b. May 15, 1828; d. May 17, 1828. 



GENEALOGY. 197 

18G8. EuZA Ann, h. Sept. 26, 1829 ; m. Sept. 4, 1849, William D. Con- 
verse of Ware, Mass. 

1869. Jonas Augustus, b. Oct. 25, 1830; res. Woonsocket, K. I. 

1870. IIknuy William, b. Sept. 23, 1831; d. Aug. 31, 1833. 

1871. Nancy Maria, b. Nov. 19, 1833; d. Jan. 18, 1835. 

1872. fHAUUY Edward, b. Aug. 27, 1835 ; m. Helen A. Handall. 

335-807. Dennis Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., son of 
Abel and Martha (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in that part of 
Shrewsbury afterwards Boylston and now included in "West 
Boylston (thus he lived in three different towns without moving), 
July 15, 1779; married, Jan, 14, 1818, Cynthia Fletcher of 
Lancaster. He settled on a farm but a short distance from his 
grandfather Amariah Bigelow, where he died July 24, 1851, 
aged 72 years. She died Oct. 6, 1877, aged 85 years. Their 
children were : 

1873. Mary Sawyer, b. Sept. 12, 1819; m. Sept. 14, 1834, Ezra B. 

Pierce. They had : 

i. Juliette Augusta, b. June 21, 1840. 

1874. Martha Ann, b. Jan. 3, 1825; m. Andrew J. Newton; res. West 

Boylston, where he d. 1889. Thev had: 

i. LozANO C, b. Aug. 7, 1852; d. July 20, 1873. 
ii. Edward A., b. Nov. 5, 1853. 
iii. Herman B., b. Dec. 12, 1855; d. March 5, 1871. 

335-810. Abel Bigelow, son of Abel and Martha (Bigelow) 
Bigelow, was born in that part of Shrewsbury, now included in 
West Boylston, July 19, 1785, and early went from home and 
lived in Canada several years, and then moved to Redwood, 
N. Y., about 1830. He married, Jan. 9, 1813, Amelia Tilton ; 
born in Gilmanton, N. H., May 27, 1795 ; died in Redwood, 
Dec. 15, 1881. He died in Redwood, Oct. 18, 1867. Their 
children were : 

1875. Juliette, b. in Shipton, P. Q., June 8, 1814; m. April 18, 1834, 

Benjamin Whitney; b. March 4, 1811; d. Aug, 17, 1874; res. 
Kedwood, N. Y. 

1876. Harriet, b. in Shipton, Nov. 30, 1815 ; m. May 23, 1837, David 

Stimson; he d. July 17, 1862; m. second, 1870, Bliss Burnap: 
he d. Aug., 1875. 

1877. Martha E., b. in Shipton, Aug. 9, 1817; d. Nov. 13, 1839, unm. 

1878. David Tilton, b. in Shipton, Dec. 6, 1819; m. Sept. 11, 1845, 

Sarah Brewster; res. Vicksburg, Miss., where he d. June 22, 
1858 ; she d. Aug. 15, 1848. 

1879. Sarah Fosticr, 7>. in Shipton, Dec. 8, 1821; m. Sept. 1, 1869, 

Albert L. White, son of Major George and Lydia White; b. in 
Rutland, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1810; res. Redwood, N. Y. 

1880. Hannah T., b. in Shipton, .Tan. 22, 1824; m. May 19, 1851, 

Charles B. Roney; b. in Massena, N. Y., May 7, 1829; she d. 
Dec. 18, 1870; res. Delray, Wayne Co., Mich. 



198 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1881. Amelia, b. in Shipton, Dec. 3, 1825; m. July 24, 1865, William 

Barr; res. Bovina, Miss. 

1882. Mary A., b. in Shipton, July 30, 1828; d. Jan. 3, 1867, ?mm. 

1883. Alzina Louisa, b. in Redwood, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1834; 7n. May 18, 

1874, AlonzoKring; res. Champion, N. Y. 

1884. Milton Henry, b. in Redwood, Jan. 19, 1837; m. March 30, 1869, 

Julia Hazelett ; d. Oct. 11, 1878; res. Vicksburg, Miss. 

335-812. Ephraim Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., son 
of Abel and Martha (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in that part 
of Boylston now included in West Boylston, Feb. 20, 1791 ; 
married Polly Brigham of Worcester. Thej^ lived in West Boyl- 
ston, where he was prominent in town affairs, was one of the 
Selectmen, and for several years was Town Clerk, holding that 
office at the time of his death, July 13, 1837. Polly, his wife, 
was born Nov. 1, 1795, and died Jan. 14, 1855. Their chil- 
dren were : 

1885. tHoRATio Nelson, b. Sept. 13, 1812; m. Emily Worcester. 

1886. tERASTUS Brigham, b. April 2, 1814; m. Susan King. 

335-813. Capt. Asa Bigelow, son of Abel and Martha 
(Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in that part of Boylston now 
included in West Boylston, March 19, 1794; married, Feb. 13, 
1817, Lois Harthan ; born in West Boylston, Nov. 19, 1793. 
They lived in that town many years, where his children were 
born, but later in life he moved to Rutland, Mass. He served 
as Selectman in West Boylston, and was honored with the title 
of Captain. She died in Rutland, Dec. 27, 1839. He died in 
Rutland, June 13, 1876, aged 82 years. Their children were : 

1887. Caroline Frances, 6. June 5, 1817; »?i. July 7, 1836, Austin 

Denny; d. Nov. 15, 1861: no issue. 

1888. Lois Olivia, b. June 29, 1820; m. Jan. 8, 1845, Benj. Dylce; res. 

West Boylston; d. May 5, 1876; he d. March 31, 1878. They 
had: 

i. Charles Elliot, b. Oct. 5, 1845; d. young. 

ii. OsCAK Van, b. Aug. 27, 1849 ; d. Feb. 7, 1860. 

1889. Prudence Augusta, b. Sept. 1, 1823; m. May 31, 1843, Jonathan 

Earle of Leicester; d. in New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 10, 1875. 
They had : 

i. George B., b. March 4, 1845; m. Libbie E. Garbutt. 
They had : 

Alice, b. April 25, 1869. 
Elizabeth E., b. Jan. 30, 1871. 
ii. Henry Albert, b. June 7, 1848; m. Mary E. Cammeyer; 
res. Brooklyn, N. Y. Tliey had : 
Harry, b. Oct. 27, 1877. 
Ruth, b. Oct. 14, 1880. 
iii. Annie Augusta, b. July 17, 1854 ; m. Howard M. Van 
Cleef . They had : 

Elliot E., b. June 18, 1877. 
Augusta B., b. March 2, 1884. 



GENEALOGY. 199 

1890. Mautiia Jank, b. April 3, 1826; m. Nov. 7, 1844, Lavvson S. Brig- 
ham; res. liutland. Tliey liad : 

i. EuzA -Tank, ;>. Sept. 7, 1846; m. Nov. 30, 1869, Freeland 
S. Glcasoii of Hubbardstou. Tliey liad : 
Mabel F., b. June 8, 1871. 
Alice E., h. Feb. 7, 1873. 
ii. Edna Augusta, b. Dec. 15, 1848; d. Sept. 2, 1850. 
iii. FuANCES Ann, b. Anij. 12, 1852; w». Jan. 4, 1881, Charles 
M. Hartwell of Koyalston, Mass. They had : 
Hattie L., b. April 23, 1884. 
Edith M.,b. Aug. 1, 1886. 
iv. Heuuert Elliot, b. Jau. 10, 1857; m. Nov. 30, 1876, 
Augusta 0. Adams; 7'es. Hubbardstou. They had : 
Stella H., b. Oct. 14, 1877. 
Edith A., b. Sept. 3, 1879. 
Jennie H., />. Jan. 1, 1881. 
Bertie L., b. June 21, 1884; d. Oct. 6, 1884. 
V. Henry Lester, b. May 19, 1859; d. Aug. 22, 1861. 
vi. Hattie Olivia, b. Jan. 27, 1864. 
1801. fMERRiLL Harthan, b. Feb. 26, 1828; m. Charlotte E. Willard. 

1892. Ann Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1830; m. Nov. 20, 1849, Almond B. 

Prouty of Spencer; he d. March 30, 1854; she m. second, Dec. 
16, 1872, Silas Cummings of Spencer, where they res. ; no issue. 

1893. tDAViD Elliot, b. Nov. 21, 1836; m. Nov. 29, 1864, Angenette 

Palmer. 

336-815. Ezra Bigelow, son of Dr. Amariah and Persis 
(Beaman) Bigelow, was born in that part of Shrewsbury now 
included in West Boylston, Mass., Nov. 27, 1782 ; married, Dec. 
19, 1809, Cynthia Child; born Dec. 26, 1784, and died in AYest 
Boylston, Aug. 1, 1820. He married second, Feb. 25, 1821, 
Sally Crossman ; born in Templeton, Feb. 25, 1801; died in 
Wayland, June 17, 1838. He died in Clinton, Mass., Feb. 28, 
1868. He was several years on the Board of Selectmen in West 
Boylston, and his family were : 

1894. Ezra Beaman, b. iu West Boylston, Nov. 29, 1810; d. in Stan- 

stead, P. Q., Nov. 20, 1841, umn. 

1895. Dolly Child, b. in West Boylston, June 10, 1812; m. June 25, 

1841, Phineas Gleason; b. in Wayland, Feb. 28, 1807; d. Sept. 
7, 1871 ; she d. Nov. 7, 1884; res. Wayland. They had : 

i. Carrie, b. April 12, 1842; m. April 12, 1879, Sumner 

Wellington, 
ii. Isaac, b. Jan. 12, 1844; d. June 6, 1866, unm. 
iii. Abel H., b. Jan. 17, 1846; m. March 22, 1883, Martha J. 
Farnsworth. They had one son : 
Bertram, b. Jan. 11, 1884. 
iv. Ella D., b. Oct. 10, 1850; d. April 1, 1865. 

1896. Persis Beaman, b. in West Boylston, Nov. 29, 1813; d. in Way- 

laud, Dec. 7, 1840, unm. 

1897. Cynthia Augusta, b. in Waltham, May 16, 1823; d. April 29, 

1828. 

1898. fEvERETT Webster, b. in Waltham, June 29, 1826; m. Caroline 

A. Howe. 



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200 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

« 

1899. Augusta Emeline, b. in Waltham, March 1, 1828; m. Nov. 1, 

1882, William Tothill; res. Soraerville, Mass. 

1900. Cynthia Garafelia, b. in Wayland, Oct. 24, 1830; m. April 18, 

1861, Alfred Hayues; b. in Sudbury, Nov. 28, 1830: cl. June 23, 
1869; she m. second, Nov. 24, 1878, Maj. Edward M. Fuller of 
Lancaster. They had : 

i. Everett Lombard, b. in Clinton, July 12, 1862; m. Feb. 

15, 1885, Mary M. Thompson, at Bismark, Dak. 
ii. Evelyn Louisa, b. Dec. 23, 1869; d. Oct. 4, 1875, in 
Clinton. 

1901. tHENRY Clay, b. in Wayland, Jan. 20, 1834; m. Maria E. Fuller. 

1902. Sara Louisa, b. in Wayland, Sept. 25, 1836; ra. Jan. 1, 1871, 

Alonzo J. Haynes ; b. in Harvard, May 20, 1836. They had : 
i. Agnes Josephine, b. in Clinton, Sept. 23, 1871; d. Jan. 

14, 1872. 
ii. Fred, b. in Clinton, March 29, 1874 ; d. April 14, 1874. 
iii. Alice Maud, b. in Clinton, July 13, 1876. 

360-823. Horatio Bigelow, sou of Abraham and Hepsibeh 
(Jones) Bigelow, was born in Cambridge, Mass., May 30, 1790 ; 
married. One child : 

1903. tHORATIO. 

361-832. Hon. John Lorenzo Bigelow of Seneca Falls, 
N. Y., son of John and Lydia (Spring) Bigelow, was born in 
the year 1800 ; married at Utica, N. Y., Mary Tompkins Davis. 
He was the second president of the village of Seneca Falls, and 
Supt. of the Cayuga and Seneca Canal. He was also a contrac- 
tor in the State canal work, and died quite suddenly while engaged 
in building the canal locks at Waterloo, N. Y., in 1849. He was 
a member of the State Assembly in 1837. They had four chil- 
dren who died in infancy, the last child : 

1904. Lorenzo ; d. six weeks after the father's death. 

362-840. Andrew C. Bigelow, son of Samuel and Mary 
Bigelow, was born in Ticonderoga, N. Y., July 2, 1805 ; mar- 
ried, Sept. 5, 1827, Eliza Margaret Hyde ; born in Ticonderoga, 
June 23, 1803 ; died at Farmer, Ohio, March 23, 1866. They 
lived several years in Ticonderoga; in April, 1839, he moved 
to Ohio in a covered wagon with his family, and located at Far- 
mer, cleared up land where he became a prosperous farmer, hav- 
ing cleared up about four hundred acres. He died March 27, 
1875. Their children were : 

1905. Sarah A., b. June 18, 1828; d. Nov. 5, 1833. 

1906. Laura, b. June 12, 1830; m. May 17, 1849, Leander C. Noble, son 

of Guy C. and Mary (Geurnsey) Noble ; b. April 29, 1826 ; res. 
Weston, Kan. 




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GENEALOGY. 201 

1907. Jank Ann, h. Nov. 12, 1832; to. Jan. 10, 1852, Henry .V. Ensign; 

d. in Williams Centre, O., Nov. 21, 1864. 

1908. tSAMUKL S>riTii, />. Feb. 2.S, 1836; to. Roby M. Chapman. 

1609. tAxDRKW Cragie, h. March 18, 1838; m. April 20, 18(;i, Matilda 
McDonald ; res. Farmer, O. 

1910. Thomas Couwin, b. April 20, 1841; m. Aug. 4, 1801, Mary Jane 

Chapman. 

1911. Mary Eliza, b. Nov. 26, 1843; m. Nov. 1, 1866, Franlc LaCross; 

d. April 5, 1875. 

1912. Carlton Noblk, b. Aug. 11, 1847; d. Aug. 21, 1865. 

364-842. Henry Bigelow of Baltimore, Md., son of Rev. 
Jacob and Elizabeth (Wells) Bigelow, was born in Sudbury, 
Mass., Oct. 11, 1783; married, Jan. 13, 1812, Sophia Field, 
daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Field. He early 
went to Baltimore, where he engaged in mercantile business and 
soon became well known in business circles. He was accident- 
ally shot by the discharge of a loaded gun in the hands of a 
friend, and died from the effects Aug. 10, 1815. She died his 
widow, Aug. 26, 1868. They had one child : 

1913. Ellen, b. Nov. 11, 1814; m. Dec. 4, 1832, John D. W. Williams, 

son of John D. Williams of Boston; b. Marcli 18, 1790; d. Dec. 
10, 1873 ; she is still living in Boston. They had : 

i. Ellen Sophia, b. April 26, 1835; vi. Oct. 24, 1855, James 

T. Eldrcdge of Boston. They had seven children, 
ii. Elizabeth Ann, b. Jan. 19, 1837; living in Boston, 
iii. Emma Frances, b. June 12, 1840; living in Boston, 
iv. Henry Bigelow, b. Feb. 14, 1844; m. June 2, 1869, 
Sarah Louisa Frothingham, daugliter of Samuel and 
Maria L. ( Whitredge) Frothingham ; b. Sept. 23, 1851 ; 
she was liilled by being thrown from a carriage July 
13, 1871, leaving one child : 

Christine Louise, b. May 4, 1870. 
He TO. second, May 3, 1876, Mrs. Susan (Sturgis) 
McRumery. 

364-843. Dr. Jacob Bigelow of Boston, Mass., son of Rev. 

Jacob and Elizabeth (Wells) Bigelow, was born in Sudbury, 

Feb. 27, 1786. He entered Harvard University at the age of 

16, and graduated with high honors in the class of 1806. He 

soon commenced the study of medicine and early commenced the 

practice of his chosen profession, in which he became one of the 

most celebrated physicians of his day. For twenty years he was 

one of the physicians of the Mass. General Hospital, for many 

years was professor of Materia Medica at the Harvard Medical 

School, and was President of the Mass. Medical Society for a 

long term of years. He also devoted much time through life to 

the study of botany. In 1814 he published a work entitled 
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202 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

"Florula Bostoniensis," which was republished 1840. In 1820 
he assisted in the compilation of the "American Pharraacopjeia," 
and in 1821 he published that most valuable work, American 
Medical Botany, in 3 vols. In 1822 he wrote a Treatise on 
Materia Medica. In 1829 he published "The Elements of Tech- 
nology," and in 1840 he wrote the "Useful Arts." He was the 
founder of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, one of the finest cemeteries 
in America, and did much to make the Cemetery gain such a 
high reputation for art and excellence. Besides his numerous 
professional and scientific works he contributed not a little to 
some of the leading literary magazines of the day. He was a 
prominent member of the American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences, of which he was President for some years. He mar- 
ried in Boston, April 15, 1817, Mary Scollay of Boston. Their 
children were : 

1914. fHENRY Jacob, b. March 11, 1818; m. Susan Stnrgis. 

1915. William; cZ. young. 

1916. Mary. 

1917. Catherine; m. June, 1850, Frauds Parkman; res. Boston. They 

had : ' . 

i. Grace. 
ii. Francis. 
iii. Katherine S. 

1918. James. 

369-848. Lendall Bigelow, son of Samuel and Betsey 
(Sanger) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, Mass., Nov. 8, 1790. 
About 1816 he went to Cayuga County, N. Y., and was a school 
teacher for a time, took up farming and married, Dec. 6, 1823, 
Sally Hughitt; born in Genoa, N. Y., April 6, 1807 ; died June 
3, 1850. He became prominent in local affairs and was many 
times honored with town office, was Commissioner of Schools 
several years, and held the office of Postmaster in Genoa several 
years till his death, March 16, 1870. Their children were : 

1919. Sabra E., b. in Genoa, June 3, 1831; m. Nov. 29, 1859, Eclmoncl 

S. Miller; b. in Beekman. Nov. 7, 1825; res. Genoa. 

1920. fLENDALL H., 5. in Lausing, N. Y., April 2, 1837; m. Marion 

Ferguson. 

1921. Carrie E., b. in Lansing, Aug. 30, 1841 ; m. Oct. 28, 1872, Alonzo 

Jacobs; h. in Groton, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1840; res. Groton, N. Y. 

369-850. Charles Bigelow of Barre, Mass., son of Samuel 
and Betsey (Sanger) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Aug. 6, 1793 ; 
married, Dec. 27, 1818, Elizabeth W. Walker in Barre. They 
lived several years in Petersham, thence moved to Barre, thence 



GENEALOGY. 203 

to Hubbardston, and then to Barre. He died May 3, 1851. 
She was born Jau. 17, 1797, and died Marcli 27, 1885. Their 
children were : 

1922. tCHARLES, h. in Petersham, Nov. 3, 1819 ; m. Augusta Morgan. 

1923. Mary ()., b. in Petersham, Nov. 28, 1820; m. Christopher 

Williams; she 7n. second, John L. Galliiul; third, Otis Fox; no 
issue. 
192-1. tSAMUEL, b. in Petersham, March 10, 1823; m. Jane Bryant. 

1925. Charlotte, b. in Barre, March 18, 1825 ; m. June 9, 1848, Thomas 

S. Howe; h. in Petersham, July 2, 1822; res. Petersham. They 
had : 

i. Elizaheth a., b. June G, 1852 ; m. Aug. 21, 1883, Charles 

M. Gay; res. Boston, 
ii. Charles B., b. June 28, 1856; m. Mary K. Murphy; res. 
Sandy Hill, N. Y. 

1926. fAMORY, b. in Hubbardston, July 31, 1831; m. Sophia H. Arms. 

1927. Elizabeth, b. in Hubbardston, Aug. 21, 1838; d. June 7, 1840. 

1928. Harriet, b. in Barre, Feb. 26, 1836 ; m. S. Harrison Gates ; res. 

Petersham. They had : 

i. Gilbert Harrison, b. July 2, 1866. 

1929. Gilbert Fisk, b. in Barre, July 25, 1838 ; m. Jennie Burr; she d. ; 

he m. second, Sept. 23, 1883, Harriet S. Gay, daughter of George 
and Lydia Gay ; no issue. 

370-857. Marshall S. Bigelow, son of Abijah and Mercy 
A. (Spring) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, Mass., Jan. 20, 
1785 ; married in Barre, May 1, 1811, Olive Stone Sparhawk of 
Barre. She died Dec. 19, 1814. He married second, Lucinda 
Caldwell of Barre. He died in Leicester, April, 1847. They 
resided several years in Barre and afterwards in Montreal. 
Their children were : 

1930. Frances Maria, b. Aug. 11, 1812 ; m. Foster Marshall of Montreal. 

They had : 

i. Amelia. 
ii. Maria. 
iii. Henry. 

1931. Olive Sparhawk, b. 1814; m. Norton Corse of Montreal. They 

had : 

i. Fanny. 
ii. Sarah. 
iii. Louisa. 
iv. Henry. 

1932. George, b. in Barre, June 11, 1816; moved to California. 

1933. Sarah ; d. in Montreal. 

370-859. Jacob Bigelow, son of Abijah and Mercy A. 
(Spring) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, Mass., Aug. 26, 1790 ; 
married, Oct. 31, 1820, Eliza Southgate, youngest daughter of 
Capt. John and Eleanor (Sargent) Southgate. She was born in 
Leicester, April 20, 1795 ; died in Michigan City, Aug. 9, 1839. 
He early went to Boston, where he was a clerk in a store. In 



204 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1810 he went to Montreal and engaged in mercantile business 
for several years. In 1831 and 1832 he visited Europe, and in 
1834 he went to Michigan City, Tnd., was there several years. 
In 1843 he went to Washington, D. C. Their children were : 

1934. Joseph Sanford, h. Aug. 31, 1823; d. Aug. 9, 1832, m Montreal. 

1935. fGEORGE Frederick, b. m Montreal, Sept. 4, 1831 ; m. Rebecca 

Gertrude Bigelow. 

370-861. Abijah Bigelow, son of Abijah and Mercy A. 
(Spring) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, Aug. 16, 1792 ; mar- 
ried, May 13, 1824, Susan Maria Plielps, daughter of Elisha 
Phelps of Windsor, Vt. She was born Feb. 27, 1800, and died 
in Montreal, Nov. 15, 1829. He married second, Jan. 80, 1834, 
Rebecca Edwards Ogden, daughter of Governeur Ogden of 
Ogdensburg, N. Y. He was in mercantile business for several 
years in Montreal. About 1836 he moved to Laporte, Ind., 
afterwards to Cincinnati, O. Their children were : 

1936. Martha Amelia, b. April 6, 1825; d. Jau. 16, 1846, in Laporte, 

Ind. 

1937. Edward, b. Aug. 15, 1826. 

1938. William Henry, b. May 18, 1835. 

1939. Charlotte Maria, b. Dec. 27, 1836. 

1940. Rebecca Gertrude, b. Sept. 27, 1838 ; m. George F. Bigelow. 

1941. Sakah Ogden, b. May 30, 1841. 

1942. .John G. Ogden, b. May 15, 1844; a lawyer; res. New Orleans, La. 

370-866. Increase Sumner Bigelow, son of Abijah and 
Mercy A. (Spring) Bigelow, was born in New Braintree, Mass., 
Sept. 21, 1805; married, Nov. 27, 1837, Hannah P. Bell, 
daughter of David and Roby Bell. She was born Aug. 4, 1815. 
He lived with his brothers in Montreal for many years until 
1836, when he moved to Indiana. Their children were : 

1943. Sarah Ellen, b. Sept. 4, 1838; d. Sept. 21, 1842. 

1944. Alfred Castleman, b. Aug. 12, 1839; d. Aug. 13, 1839. 

1945. Herbert Sumner, b. July 14, 1842; d. Jan. 19, 1844. 

1946. Mary Frances, b. Dec. 1, 1844; res. Boston. 

1947. Herbert Nelson, b. July 1, 1846. 

1948. Helen Louisa, b. Dec. 27, 1848. 

374-868. William Bigelow, son of William and Hepsibeh 
(Russell) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Sept. 21, 1778. 
He graduated at Harvard University 1794, studied divinity 

under Rev. Thayer of Lancaster, Mass., was a writer of 

some note, and edited the Village Messenger at Amherst, N. H., 
1796 and 1797, and was known as a wide awake editor. He 
then went to Salem for a short time, and thence to Boston, 



GENEALOGY. 205 

where he taught the Lutiu School, having among his pupils 
Edward Everett and N, L. Frothingham. He afterwards moved 
to the State of Maine, where he lived for a short time, then 
returned to Massachusetts, and much of the time was a well 
known contributor to magazines. He wrote the History of 
Natick and Sherborn. Later in life he became a proof-reader in 
different publishing houses in Boston. He married early Mai'ga- 
ret Lauder of Salem, and died in Boston, Jan. 12, 1844. No 
issue. , 

374-868. Isaac Bigelow of Natick, Mass., son of William 
and Hepsibeh (Russell) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Oct. 2, 
1777; married, 1798, Fanny Jackson of Natick. She died in 
Natick, Aug. 8, 1859, aged 84 years, .3 mouths. He died April 
18, 1854. Their children were : 

1949. JosiAH, b. Sept. 19, 1798. 

1950. Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 1800; in. April 30, 1827, John P. Barnes; d. 

Dec. 6, 1831. 

1951. tISAAC, b. Oct. 5, 1801 ; m. Catherine Dralce. 

1952. t'lACKSON, h. Oct. 6, 1805 ; m. Susan F. Francis. 

1953. Abraham, b. May 26, 1808; d. Feb. 28, 1809. 

1954. fABRAHAM, b. May 19, 1810; m. Mary Brown Whitney. 

374-875. Col. Abraham Bigelow of Natick, Mass., youngest 
son of William and Hepsibeh (Russell) Bigelow, was born in 
Natick, March 15, 1788 ; married, March 15, 1814, Louisa Train ; 
born in Weston, June 6, 1794, died in Natick, Dec. 23, 1874. 
He was prominent in military circles and held the commission of 
Colonel of a regiment of mounted militia, and was commander 
of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1827-28, and 
it was at that time that he invited Rev. John Pierpont to deliver 
the election sermon, which was so famous as a protest against 
the military, and was so offensive as to be noticed in the history 
of the company. He died in Natick, Oct. 16, 1873, aged 85 
years. Their children were : 

1955. fALEXANOKR, h. Dec. 12, 1814; m. Adeline Stockwell. 

195(3. Louisa Fiske, h. May 14, 1816 ; m. Oct. 6, 1840, James W. Locke; 
b. in Fitzwilliam, N. H., Oct. 6, 1813; d. March 4, 1844; res. 
Batesville, Ark. 

1957. Margaret Lander, b. Sept. 21, 1817; m. Nov. 29, 1843, Farnum 

White of Holden; res. Hudson, N. Y., where he d. 1854; she d. 
in Natick, July 6, 1886. 

1958. Lucy Train, b. April 8, 1819; m. May 15, 1845, Jonathan B. 

Mann; res. Washington, D. C. 

1959. Marshall Train, b.'jan. 28, 1821 ; d. Aug. 16, 1822. 



206 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1960. IMarshall Train, h. Oct. 5, 1822; m. Caroline Warland. 

19G1. Francis Oliver, h. Feb. 6, 1823; d. Feb. 25, 1862; res. Medford. 

1962. Mary, h. March 8, 1825; d. July 30, 1827. 

1963. Mary Elizabeth, h. Jan. 5, 1828; d. Nov. 80, 1846. 

1964. Martha Greenwood, h. Feb. 8, 1830; m. Samuel S. Eichardsou; 

res. Terre Haute, Ind. 

1965. Ellen Maria, h. Nov. 14, 1831 ; m. April 12, 1859, Isaac DeForest 

White; res. Bufl'alo, N. Y. ; he d. Oct. 12, 1873. 

1966. fWiLLiAM PERiaNS, h. July 29, 1834; m. Martha Mansfield. 

1967. Abby Frances, b. in Holden, Sept. 29, 1836; m. Feb. 22, 1855, 

Isaac Gale; h. in Koxbury, Mass., June 24, 1820; res. Natick. 
They had : 

i. Abby Frances, 6. June 14, 1857; d. June 17, 1857. 
ii. Horace Bigelow, b. Dec. 27, 1861 ; is Acting Professor 
of Dynamic Engineering in Washington University, 
St. Louis, Mo. 
iii. Adelaide, b. Nov. 28, 1863 ; d. March 18, 1871. 

377-881. Converse Bigelow, Jr., son of Converse and Ann 
(Parks) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Nov. 20, 1784 ; 
married, Feb. 28, 1808, Mary Viles. She died in Weston, May 
4, 1856, aged 66 years, 10 months, 12 days. He died Feb. 28, 
1858. Their children were : 

1968. Edwin. 

1969. Henry Augustus. 

1970. Sophia V. ; m. Oct. 9, 1833, John H. Gowing of Weston. 

377-882. Elijah Bigelow, son of Converse and Ann (Parks) 
Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., Aug. 31, 1786 ; married, 
Oct. 16, 1808, Rebecca Fisk of Weston. They resided in Sher- 
born, where he died March 6, 1826. She died Dec. 17, 1825. 
Their children were : 

1971. IAmos Fisk ; m. Julia Barber. 

1972. Elijah; res. Oalvland, Cal. 

1973. Anna. 

1974. Abigail. 

1975. John. 

1976. Caroline, b. Aug., 1817; m. Frederick Waterman; res. Grafton; 

d. Nov. 7, 1885 ; no issue. 

1977. Catherine, b. Aug., 1817; to. Slierman; res. Grafton. 

377-884. Calvin Bigelow, son of Converse and Ann (Parks) 
Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., July 30, 1790 ; married, 
Nov. 11, 1819, Elizabeth Adams, daughter of Jasper and Amy 
(Rounds) Adams. They resided in Dover and Millis, Mass. 
He died Jan. 24, 1872, aged 81 years. She died in Millis, Nov. 
6, 1887, aged 92 years. We have been unable to get a complete 
record but will give the following as a part of this family : 

1978. Francis C. ; to. and res. Worcester. 



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1971). tCALViN, b. 1822; in. Dec. 23, 1870, Lucy C. Daniels of East 
Medwav ; res. Boston. 

1980. tCiiARLES A., /). July 11, 1830; m. ILmnali F. Tlnvinj;. 

1981. Ellen E., b. Aug. 13, 1836; d. Jan. 13, 1807, in Worcester. 

377-887. JosiAH Bigelow, son of Converse and Ann (Parks) 
Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., March 22, 1796; mar- 
ried, 1829, Harriet M. Sawiu, daughter of Jonathan and Martha 
(Fay) Sawin of Marlborough, Mass. She was born July 27, 
1801. He lived for several years in Boston, where he was 
engaged in the wholesale drug business. Afterwards he moved 
to Groton, Mass. Their children were : 

1982. Harrfet Clarinda, b. in Slaerborn, 1823; m. Sept. 5, 1843, Dennis 

Brigham of Southborough ; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1983. Ann Maria, b. in Newton, 1826 ; m. Luther Pollard of Groton. 

1984. Martha F., b. in Newton, 1828; m. Rev. Heman E. Tinslow; 

res. Ballstou, N. Y. 

1985. JosiAH F., b. in Brighton, 1830; d. unm. 

1986. fHENRY Augustus, b. in Brighton, April 5, 1832; m. Mary E. 

Nickerson. 

1987. Charles, b. in Boston. 

1988. t Albert M., b. in Boston; wi. Lucy M. Todd. 

1989. Washington, b. in Boston, 1830; d. unm. 

1990. George E., b. in Boston, 1840 ; m. Sept. 14, 1861, Elleu E. Eusscll. 

1991. tFLioT, b. in Boston, 1846; m. Edwina Eichards. 

1992. Adelaide, b. in Boston, 1848. 

377-889. Amos Bigelow of Sherborn, Mass., son of Con- 
verse and Anna (Parks) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, June 
29, 1801 ; married. May 27, 1827, Lucy Stowe. She was born 
in Stow, July 27, 1809, and died in Sherborn, Aug. 29, 1885. 
He was a farmer and lived on the home farm for many years, 
but in his later years he sold his farm, retired from active life, 
and is now living a retired life in the village of Sherborn. A 
man of most excellent memory and much is due to him for infor- 
mation in regard to his branch of the family. His children were : 

1993. IGeorge Converse, b. March 11, 1828; m. Eleanor J. Doane. 

1994. t Amos Eldredge, b. May 10, 1830 ; m. Mary Pratt. 

1995. Henry, /*. Nov. 25, 1833; ni. Oct. 28, 1863, Catharine Pierce; b. 

May 10, 1839; d. March 13, 1878; he m. second, April 27, 1886, 
Mary Cockell; res. Worcester several years, and now res. 
Sherborn ; no issue. 

1996. jEdmund Dowse, b. Dec. 5, 1838; m. Alzina E. Jenkins. 

1997. Lucy Ann, b. May 7, 1840; d. June 29, 1874, unm. 

1998. Wesley, b. Nov. 16, 1847; res. Boston; a manufacturer of deco- 

rative furniture. 

379-890. Hon. Alpheus Bigelow of Weston, Mass., son of 
Alpheus and Eunice (Mixer) Bigelow, was born in Weston, 
Sept. 28, 1784; married, July 14, 1811, Mary Ann Hubbard 



208 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Townsend. He graduated at Harvard University, studied law 
and commenced practice in Westou, where he was prominent in 
town affairs. He died Sept. 23, 1863. She died March 27, 
1870. Their cliildren were : 

1999. Mary Ann Townsend, b. Jan. 1, 1815; d. June 25, 1840, unm. 

2000. Elizabeth Hubbard, b. March 4, 1816; m. Oct. 27, 1835, Eclwm 

C. Estes of New York City; d. in Brooklyn, May 3, 1881; he d. 
July, 1886. They had two daughters. 

2001. CHARLOTTE, b. Dec. 16, 1817; m. Nov. 15, 1843, Jonathan K. 

Newell of Boston ; he d. ; she m. second, John Spanlding, Jr. 
She had one child by first marriage : 
i. Charlotte A. ; d. an infant. 

2002. fALrHEUs Hubbard, b. March 20, 1S19; ra. Martha Harrington. 

2003. Margaret Newell, b. Sept. 29, 1823 ; m. Samuel D. P. Baxter 

of Boston ; he d. ; she m. second, 18G3, S. L. Ham. She had 
one son by first marriage : 
i. Edwin W. 

2004. Edward Newell, b. Sept. 7, 1828 ; d. Sept. 27, 1829. 

2005. tFiiANK WiNTHROP, b. July 18, 1833; m. Agues U. L. Haynes. 

379-891. William Hakrington Bigelow, sou of Capt. 
Alpheus and Eunice (Mixer) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Nov. 
4, 1786; married in Lincoln, Jan. 21, 1819, Rebecca Jones, 
daughter of Eli Jones of Lincoln. She was born March 23, 
1795 ; died Aug. 16, 1878. He died in Lincoln, Nov. 17, 1878. 
They lived in Weston a few years and then moved to Lincoln, 
where they died. Their children were : 

2006. Sarah, b. Dec. 13, 1819. 

2007. tGfiORGE Newell, b. Oct. 31, 1821; m. Louisa "W. Lane. 

2008. William Sumner, b. Feb. 25, 1823; d. April 4, 1836. 

2009. Angeline Augusta, b. March 17, 1830; d. June 7, 1887. 

2010. Alonzo Merrill, b. Nov. 18, 1836; ra. Jan. 16, 1873, Mary J. 

Wilson; she d. April 6, 1873; he res. Boston. 

379-896. Elijah Bigelow, son of Capt. Alpheus and Eunice 
(Mixer) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Nov. 3, 1799 ; 
married Maria 0. Childs of Lynn. He died in Tennessee in 
1831, leaving a wife and three children : 

2011. Eliza Maria; m. Dr. Joseph D. Mason of Jackson, Tcun. They 

had : 

Nolan. 



ii. 


Maria T. ; m. 

Mary S. 


iii. 


Georgia A. 


iv. 


Hattie. 


V. 


Eunice. 


vi. 


Amanda. 


vii. 


James D. 


viii. 


Ida Bigelow. 



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2012. Amanda C, b. Dec. 20, 1829; m. April 2, 1857, A. W. Jones, 

D.D. Tlieyhad: 

i. Ida Bigelow, b. 1858. 

ii. George C, b. Ausj. 29, 1850. 

iii. Edwin T., b. 1804. 

iv. Charles F., b. 1867. 

V. Ammatile C, b. Dec. 8, 1869. 

2013. Elijah C. C, b. Oct. 1, 1831; d. aged 21 years. 

379-897. George Bigelow, son of Capt. Alpheus and Eunice 
(Mixer) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Oct. 14, 1803; married 
in Watertown, Oct. 4, 1832, Grace S. Livermore. They lived 
in Weston and Watertown. Their children were : 

2014. George Estes, b. ia Weston, June 26, 1834; d. May 1, 1840. 

2015. Grace Maria, b. in Watertown, May 9, 1836. 

2016. Elijah Howard, b. in Watertown, Sept. 8, 1839. 

2017. Emma Gertrude, b. in Weston, Jan. 15, 1846. 

379-898. Francis Edwin Bigelow, son of Capt. Alpheus 
and Eunice (Mixer) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Jan. 
13, 1809 ; married, Dec. 3, 1835, Ann Hagar ; born in Weston, 
May 18, 1813. They reside in Concord, where he died July 23, 
1873. They had : 

2018. Frank Hagar, b. Aug. 28, 1851 ; to. Oct. 6, 1881, Mary Ellen 

Spalding, daughter of Kev. Amos F. and Caroline E. (Sander- 
son) Spalding; b. in Calais, Me., Nov. 24, 1857. He graduated 
at llarvard University 1873 ; Cambridge Episcopal Theological 
School 1880; astronomer in National Observatory, Cordoba, 
Argentine llepublic, S. A., 1873-76, and 1881-83; astronomer at 
Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C, 1876-77; Professor of 
Mathematics and Astronomer at Racine College, 1884-89. They 
had : 

i. Marian Spalding, b. in Milwaukee, Wis. , April 29, 1884 ; 
d. June 5, 1884. 

381-902. Dr. Uriah Gregory Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., 
son of Dr. Uriah and Susanna (Gregory) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, Dec. 2.5, 1794; married, Sept. 29, 181G, Henrietta 
Barney; born at Tribes Hill, Oct. 8, 1796; died Nov. 1, 1883, 
aged 87 years. He was a well known physician and surgeon, 
and died in Worcester, March 29, 1850. Their children were : 

2019. Delia Ann, b. March 9, 1820; m. March 8, 1843, James N. Par- 

shall; b. in Middlefleld, N. Y., July 30, 1819 ; d. in Milford, N. Y., 
March 23, 1878; she d. Aug. 15, 1872. 

2020. tURiAH Gregory, Jr., b. Oct. 2, 1821; m. Lovina Zimmer. 

2021. tMiLTON BuRCH, b. Feb. 23, 1824; m. Adaline A. Fursman. 

2022. Henrietta Maria, b. Oct. 1, 1825; m. Feb., 1849, Joshua Gregory 

Bigelow ; d. March, 1849. 

381-903. Milton Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., son of Dr. 

Uriah and Susanna Gregory Bigelow, was born in Worcester, 
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210 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Feb. 17, 1797 ; married, Nov. 28, 18 — , Mary Shelland ; born 
in Florida, N. Y., March 24, 1796 ; died in Worcester, Dec. 19, 
1874. He died Oct. 16, 1855. Ttieir children were : 

2023. fCYRUS, b. March 1, 1821 ; m. Emily A. Robinson. 

2024. JosiAH, b. Sept. 10, 1829; m. Caroline Metcalf ; res. Worcester, 

where he d. Nov. 23, 1855 ; she d. Feb. 25, 1858 ; no issue. 

381-906. Aborn Thornton Bigelow, son of Dr. Uriah and 
Mary (Thornton) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, N. Y., Oct. 
24, 1802 ; married about 1827, Polly Penfield of Otsego Co. ; 
she died and he married second, Jan. 8, 1850, Dorothy Jenette 
Huntington, daughter of Samuel Huntiugtou ; born May 28, 
1820. They resided in Worcester, and he died Feb. 8, 1867. 
His children were : 

2025. Henry; d. aged 18 years. 

2026. Louisa; m. Charles Roi Robbins ; d. 1872. 

2027. Carrfe ; m. Phillip Crippen of Worcester. 

2028. Polly Josephine, 6. Feb. 8, 1851 ; m. 1870, Elijah Putnam of 

Worcester. They have : 

i. Thornton Bigelow. 

ii. Clarence. 
iii. Orville. 
iv. Nettie. 

V. Bertha. 
vi. Nellie. 

2029. fURiAH Huntington, b. Aug. 18, 1853; m. Emma Tripp. 

2030. Martha Irene, b. Aug. 7, 1855; m. 1877, George Hall of Middle- 

field, N. Y. They have : 
i. Robert. 
ii. Willie. 
iii. Bessie. 

382-916. Isaac Bigelow, son of Dea. Thomas and Miriam 
(Hager) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., March 19, 1802 ; 
married, Oct. 2, 1823, Harriet Warren of Lincoln. He died in 
Charlestown, May 8, 1849. She died Feb. 18, 1852, aged 50 
years. Their children were : 

2031. flsAAC Alonzo, 5. March 21, 1825; m. Nell C. Munroe. 

2032. Harriet Maria, b. Sept. 29, 1827; m. Jan. 4, 1848, Henry P. 

Hall of Chelsea. They had : 

i. William, b. Nov. 18, 1848. 
ii. Lucy, b. Feb. 17, 1852. 
iii. Alfred P., b. Oct. 4, 1870. 

2033. Mary Caroline, b. Aug. 10, 1831; m. Dec. 13, 1853, Hiram 

Rollins; he d. Aug. 19, 1868. They had : ^ 

i. Theodore B., b. Jan. 21, 1857; m. Dec. 14, 188C, 

Charlotte Anderson ; ?vs. Wellesley. 
ii. Harriet L., b. Nov. 13, 1861 ; graduated at Yale College 
1886 ; res. Wellesley. 



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GENEALOGY. 211 

2034. Susan E., b. April 26, 1837; m. Nov. 16, 1801, Hon. Joshua G. 
Hall of Dover, N. II,; b. in Wakeflekl, N. II., Nov. 6, 1828; 
graduated at Dartmouth College 1851, admitted to the bar 1865, 
and commenced practice in Dover, Dec, 1858. He w^as elected 
Solicitor of Straflbrd Co., 1862 to 1874; Mayor of Dover, 1866- 
67; a meml)er of the State Senate, 1871-72; meml)er of the 
House, 1874; U. S. District Attorney for New Hampshire, 1874 
to 1879 ; a Member of Congress from the First District, 1879-83. 
They had : 

i. Grack Bigelow, b. Sept. 9, 1862. 
ii. Susan Geiitrudk, h. Oct. 28, 1866. 
iii. DwiGHT, b. April i;^, 1871. 

2036. Thomas Henry, b. Oct., 1839; enlisted in the 1st Regt. Mass. 
Vols, as Sergeant of Co. H., May 23, 1861 ; was wounded at the 
battle of Chancellors ville, Va., and d. from the eflTects June 2, 
1863. 

382-917. Charles Bigelow, son of Dea. Thomas and 
Miriam (Hager) Bigelow, was born in Weston, July 6, 1804 ; 
married, Aug. 20, 1826, Rebecca A. Fiske of Weston. He 
lived in Weston, Waitham, Bedford, and Lincoln, Mass. He 
died in Lincoln, May 13, 1857. His widow is still living in 
Lincoln. Their children were : 

2036. Abigail Marion, b. May 22, 1828; m. Feb. 17, 1848, George 

Nelson, son of John and Lucy (Viles) Nelson; b. in Lincoln, 
June 13, 1822; res. Lincoln, where shed. March 24, 1889. They 
had : 

i. George Alfred, b. Sept. 20, 1852. 

ii. Charles Elliot, b. Oct. 28, 1855. 

iii. .John Walter, b. Feb. 6, 1862. 

iv. Charlotte Marion, b. Oct. 2, 1864. 

2037. Charlotte Maria, b. in Lincoln, March 18, 1830; m. Sept. 28, 

1851, Abner Stearns, son of Joel and Betsey (Parker) Stearns; 
b. in Lexington, Aug. 31, 1827; res. Charlestown. Their chil- 
dren are : 

i. Emma .Tane, b. June 23, 1852. 
ii. An Infant, b. March 26, 1859 ; d. Aug. 16, 1859. 

2038. fCiiARLES Thomas, b. in Weston, July 29, 1833; m. Josephine 

Williams. 

2039. WiNSLOW Addison, b. in Bedford, June 16, 1846; m. March 14, 

1867, Lucy Wheeler, daughter of Edward B. and Sarah A. 
(Dorren) Wheeler; b. in Waitham, Oct., 1841; d. May 29, 1871; 
he d. March 22, 1873; no issue. 

2040. RosELLA, b. in Waitham, March 28, 1849; m. Nov. 1, 1866, Frank 

D. Haynes, son of Daniel and Frances E. (Parks) Haynes; b. 
in Lincoln, Jan. 20, 1843; d. Sept. 24, 1871; she m. second, 
Dexter B. Patrick, Jr., Oct. 28, 1875; she d. Jan. 8, 1881, leav- 
ing one son by her last husband : 

i. WiNSLOW Joel, b. April 7, 1877. 

386-920. Isaac Bigelow, son of Isaac and Mary (Chamber- 
lain) Bigelow, was probably born in Cornwallis, N. S., in the 
year 1763, and with his father moved back to the States and 
settled in southern Vermont. We find that he was living in 



212 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Dummerston as early as 1785, and that he married Electa 
; she died May 9, 1792 ; he married second in Dummers- 
ton, Feb. 6, 1794, Lucy vSargent of Brattleborough. He appears 
to have lived in Dummerston until about 1800, when he moved 
with bis brother Russell to northern Vermont and Canada. In 
the fall of 1811 he moved with his family to Madison Co., Ohio, 
where he settled in Plain City the following spring, and re- 
mained there until his death, July 1822; she died Oct., 1822. 
Their children were : 

2041. Child (stillborn), b. May 14, 1785. 

2042. tIsAAC, b. .Juue 6, 1787; m. ; res. Ohio. (See Appeudix.) 

2043. Electa, b. Aug. 19, 1789; 7n. Augustus Wright; res. Vermont. 

2044. Lucy, b Jan. 4, 1795; m. James Peasley of Granville, O. 

2045. Polly, h. Feb. 8, 1797; m. Dr. Isaac Bigelow (her cousin.) 

2046. Catherixe, ^A Jan. 29, 1799 ; m. Sept., 1823, Henry Neal. (See 

Appendix.) 

2047. Abigail, b. Nov. 30, 1802 ; m. Lester Pratt. (See Appendix.) 

2048. fJoHN Chamberl.un, b. Jan. 9, 1804 ; m. Polly Martin. 

2049. Serena; b. May 18, 1806; m. William Neal. (See Appendix.) 

386-921. Russell Bigelow, son of Isaac and Mary (Cham- 
berlain) Bigelow, was born Nov. 26, 176.5 ; married, 1788, Lucy 
Sanger, daughter of Asa Sanger of Hinsdale, N. H. They lived 
a few years in Chesterfield, N. H. In 1796 he moved to Pitts- 
ford, Vt. In 1800 he removed to Franklin, Vt., and is said to 
have been the first Methodist in that town ; in 1802 he moved 
to St. Armands, Canada, where he lived until 1812, when the 
war forced him to move again, this time he went to "Worthing- 
ton, Ohio, taking with him his mother, wife and eleven children. 
In 1813 he moved to Darby Plains, Madison Co. He died in 
Galena, Madison Co., June 13, 1838. She died at Milford 
Centre, O., May 12, 1824. Their children were : 

2050. Lucy, h. Dec. 16, 1789; d. Nov. 24, 1817, at Milford Centre, unm. 

2051. Irene, b. Sept. 2, 1791; in. May 18, 1813, Joseph Mitchell; b. in 

Champlain, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1790; d. in Illinois, 1865; she d. in 
Pekin, 111., .Tan. 16, 1845. They lived several years in Madison 
Co., 0., and then moved to Illinois. They had : 

i. Irene, b. Feb. 22, 1814; d. July 25, 1837, at Pekin, 111. 
ii. Joseph K., b. Sept. 28, 1815 ; d. March 15, 1835, at Pekin. 
iii. Russell Bigelow, b. Dec. 10, 1817; m. Feb. 16, 1845, 
Julia Ann Bay ; she d. 1854 ; he m. second, Ursula R. 
Guin ; res. Cedar Keys, Fla. They had : 

Amelia, b. Feb. 12, 1847; d. March 4, 1848. 
Brainerd, b. Nov. 28, 1848; m. Belinda Smith. 

They had five children. 
Clymene, b. Dec. 9, 1851 ; m. John H. Wright. 
Irene, b. 1853 ; d. young. 
Franklin, b. Aug. 25, 1859 ; in. Arabella Parker. 



GENEALOGY. 213 

iv. Benjamin Bigelow, h. Feb. 17, 1820; d. March 9, 1844. 
V. Lucy, h. April 20, 1823; d. Oct. la, 1823. 
vi. Thankful, b. Dec. 24, 1824 ; d. Dec. 3, 1825. 
vii. Electa V., h. Oct. 2, 1826; m. Oct. 9, 1851, Andrew M. 

Hill; d. Nov. 10, 1855. 
viii. AuiGAiL A., b. May 13, 1829; d. Oct. 4, 1832. 
ix. John Fuller, ?>. July 30, 1832; tm. Elizabeth A. Kosson; 
res. Koodhouse, 111. They had : 
Henky, 6. 18r>0. 
WiLHELMIXA, b. 1864. 
X. Joseph, b. June 3, 1834; d. Sept. 5, 1834. 

2052. tHussELL, b. Feb. 24, 1793; hi. Marii:aret Irwin. 

2053. JAlpheus, b. Jan. 27, 1795 ; m. Ursula Case. 

2054. DIMMIS, h. Oct. 24, 1796; d. Oct. 8, 1813, at Worthington. 

2055. Annah, b. Oct. 5, 1798; m. June 15, 1818, William B. Irwin; b. in 

West Virginia, Oct. 2, 1795; d. in Lebanon, O., Oct. 17, 1878, 
aged 83 years; she d. Oct. 3, 1851 ; they lived in Union Co., O. 
They had : 

i. Grata B., b. Nov. 5, 1819; m. March 20, 1840, William 
Sayers. They had one son : 
Carlos; res. Kansas, 
ii. Mary S., b. Nov. 1, 1822; m. March 20, 1849, John A. 
Paul ; he d. Nov. 16, 1854. Had one daughter : 

Lucy; m. and res. near Hannibal, Mo. 
She m. second, April 7, 1858, John Brandon, 
iii. James H., b. Aug. 10, 1825; d. Sept. 27, 1825. 
iv. Annah Zelinda, b. Oct. 26, 1826 ; d. Oct. 20, 1840. 
V. Lucy S., 6. Nov. 24, 1829; vi. June 13, 1854, Elijah W. 
Brown ; res. Smartville, Cal. They had : 
Lucy W. 
Irwin. 
Ernest. 
Annah. 
Stanton. 
Delia. 
Mabel S. 
vi. Annah S., b. Feb. 26, 1832; m. Sept. 29, 1869, Louis 

Keasoner; res. Forbestown, Cal. 
vii. Ursula, b. Dec. 1, 1834; d. March 7, 1850. 
viii. WiLLiAiM L., b. Dec. 26, 1836; m. Feb. 2, 1888, Harriet 
Pyle; res. Ohio, 
ix. John Russell, b. June 10, 1841 ; was killed at the battle 
of Cedar Moimtain, Aug. 9, 1802. 

2056. Grata, b. May 4, 1800; d. April 15, 1818, at Milford Centre. 

2057. tELiPHAZ, b. Feb. 15, 1802; m. Miriam McCloud. 

2058. Polly Chamberlain, b. Sept. 9, 1803; d. Dec. 10, 1817. 

2059. Abigail Skinner, b. May 18, 1805; d. March 11, 1816. 

2060. Bbnjamln, b. March 31, 1808; d. Sept. 12, 1819. 

386-922. Freedom Bigelow, son of Isaac and Mary 
(Chamberlain) Bigelow, was probably born in Nova Scotia, 
about 1767, and with his father moved to the southern part of 
Vermont. He married in Dummerston, Dec. 14, 1788, Susanna 
Kathron, daughter of Daniel Kathron, of Dummerston. We 
find no further trace of him in that town, but we find that he 
bought land of Jonathan Farr, in Chesterfield, Vt., April, 21, 



214 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1788, and family tradition says that he moved to Ohio with his 
brothers. (See Appendix.) 

386-923. Eliphaz Bigelow of Barnard, Vt., son of Isaac 
and Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow, was born about 1768 ; mar- 
ried Sarah Gushing of Putney. He moved from Putney to Bar- 
nard where he settled on a farm, although a carpenter by trade. 
He died in Barnard, April 1, 1844. His children were : 

2061. Russell; d. young. 

2062. Sarah, h. in Putney ; m. Dr. Alfred Paige. They had eight chil- 

dren. 

2063. jEliphaz, h. in Putney, Dec. 23, 1793; m. Deborah Hammond. 

2064. Mary, h. in Putney ; to. Otis Paige. They had one child who 

went to Ohio and settled. 

2065. Mehitable, h. in Putney; m. John Fay; no issue. 

2066. Phitura, h. in Putney ; m. Harrison Toplifl"; had three children, 

all dead, no descendants. 

2067. fDANA ; m. Mary Carver. 

2068. Unity ; m. Amos Jacques. They had three children. 

2069. Arvilla ; m. Winslow Ralph ; went "West many years ago. 

2070. Damarls ; to. Ira Ellis ; went West. Had two children. 

2071. Thomas Branch ; to. 

386-924. Rev. Timothy Bigelow of Palmyra, Ohio, son of 
Isaac and Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow, was born July 14, 1771 ; 
married Polly Wilson at the early age of 19. She was born 
in Vermont, May 22, 1772. He was brought up in Ortho- 
dox faith, but in early life he was a leader in the Methodist class 
meetings. When about twenty-five he became a Methodist 
preacher and for nine years he preached that doctrine, when he 
became converted to Universalism, soon became a prominent 
worker in the Universalist Church and was associated with Hosea 
Ballou and other leading lights. In 1810 he moved from Ver- 
mont to Winchester, N. H., where he lived until 1814, when he 
and his family moved to Ohio, and settled in Palmyra, in 1819, 
and became very prominent in the cause of Universalism in that 
State. After a few years of arduous labor, in which his wife 
took an active part, they were both taken sick with the malarial 
fever, and after a short illness she died Oct. 11, 1823. He died 
Nov. 5, 1823. They were highly respected and beloved by all 
who knew them. Their children were : 

2072. Polly, b. in Putney, Vt., April 8, 1790; to. John Dix in Barre, 

Vt. They moved to Ohio; she d. in Palmyra, Jan. 2, 1886, 
aged 95 years. 

2073. tLoREN, b. in Williamstown, Vt., Feb. 22, 1792 ; to. Amy Hawkins 

Oldham ; res. in Palmyra, Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 215 

2074. Timothy,?), in Williamstown, Vt., Dec. 20, 1794; m. Annis 
Ku,ir,i;:lt's. Tlicy had four children when she d. ; he m. a second 
time and removed to Illinois. 

2076. LUKA, b. in Barre, Sept. 15, 1706; m. 1814, Nathaniel Wooley ; 
she d. in Allegan Co. in 1852. They had : 

i. LOMA. 

ii. Cynthia. 
ill. Amauintua. 
iv. Amasa. 

2076. LoMA, b. in Barre, 1800; d. aged 8i years. 

2077. Cynthia, b. in Barre, June 9, 1802 ; m. Josiah Gaylord. They 

had : 

i. Cynthia. 

ii. Josiah Wilson; d. 1884. 
iii. William Bigelow ; res. Lodi, Ohio, 
iv. Albert Adkins ; b. Aug. 18, 1833 ; m. Meriam W. Dan- 
iels. 
V. Annis King. 

2078. Sally, h. in Barre, May 13, 1804; m. May 24, 1821, Frederick 

Daniels; b. in Conn., April 18, 179G, and d. in Leroy, O., July 
28, 1867 ; she d. They had : 

i. Geo. Ferrington, 5. March 24, 1822 ; m. Angelina 

Gilbert; res. Leroy, O. ; had seven children, 
ii. Urania Melvinia, b. Sept. 6, 1823 ; m. Thomas Haimes ; 
res. Leroy, O. ; had one son : 
Willis; res. Canton, O. 
iii. Eliza Augusta, b. Sept. 11, 1826; m. Erastus Simmons; 

res. Leroy, O. ; had seven children, 
iv. David, b. May 16, 1829; m. Lucinda Gilbert; res. Teiin. ; 

he d. 1872. They had six children. 
V. Amy Bigelow, b. Jan. 27, 1832; m. Andrew J. Jones; 

res. Leroy, 0. ; had three children, 
vi. Mariam Wilson, b. Nov. 22, 1836; m. June 7, 1856, 

Albert A. Gaylord ; res. Akron, O. ; no issue, 
vii. Helen Lemyra, b. May 15, 1843; m. Joseph Redfleld; 

res. Rock Hill, Tenn. ; has one daughter, 
viii. Cyrus Frederick, b. Sept. 21, 1850 ; m. Rosalie Carlton ; 
res. Seville, O. ; has two daughters. 

386j-925. Israel Bigelow of Plain City, O., son of Isaac 
and Mary (Chamberlain) Bigelow, was born Aug. 31, 1774; 
married in Dummerston Vt., June 11, 1792, Eunice Kathron, 
daughter of Daniel Kathron, a prominent farmer in Dummerston. 
She was born Aug. 23, 1774. They moved to Ballston Spa, N. 
Y., where they lived until about 1813, when they moved to 
Centre Co., Penn. He moved from there about 1828 and settled 
in Plain City, 0., where he had a large family. She died in 
Plain City, Aug. 15, 1823. He married second, Polly Clippinger. 
He died in Plain City, May 28, 1838. Their children were : 

2079. flsRAEL J., b. Oct. 20, 1794; m. ; res. Penn. 

2080. flsAAC, b. Aug. 25, 1797 ; to. Polly Bigelow. (See Appendix.) 

2081. fLEBBEUs LuMMis, b. April 5, 1799; m. Elizabeth Custer. 

2082. tDANiEL Kathron. b. May 22, 1801 ; wi. Lydia Custer. 

2083. Eunice, b. Feb. 4, 1803 ; d. Sept. 23, 1823, unm. 



216 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2084. Dolly, h. April 17, 1805 ; m. James Larner ; res. Vineland, N. J ; 

he d. 1832. 

2085. tELiPHAZ, b. Oct. 20, 1807 ; m. Elizabeth Sucky. 

2086. Mary M., h. Aug. 4, 1809; m. 1827, "William D. Daugherty; she 

d. in Butler, Mo., Jan. 20, 1881. They had : 

i. George W., b. 1828; res. in Pittsfleld, Kansas, 
ii. Sarah E., b. 1831; m. Daniel Norton, 1861; res. Plain 

City, O. 
iii. Israel B., b. 1833; is a physician; res. in Oregon. 

iv. Mary Dimmis, b. 1835 ; m. Timmins ; res. St, 

Louis, Mo. 

V. Amanda Eunice, b. 1837; m. Eager; res. Butler; 

d. 1870. 
vi. Helena L., ft. 1840; TO. James; res. near Independ- 
ence, Mo. 
vii. William B. L., b. 1846; d. 1851. 
viii. Emma R.. b. 1848; d. 1851. 
ix. AddaD., b. 1853; d. 1856. 
X. Edgar, b. 1855; d. 1856. 

2087. Almie, 5. Aug. 19, 1812; to. March 2, 1827, Henry Brooks; he 

d. in Plain City, June 26, 1834; she m. second, Jan. 1, 1835, 
Zenas Martin; b. Feb. 26, 1811; d. April 20, 1845; she to. third, 
Oct. 27, 1849, Abel C. Thomas; b. Aug. 21, 1803; d. April 18, 
1887; she d. Aug. 15, 1880. 

2088. Jarus R., b. July 10, 1816; d. young. 

2089. Timothy C. b. March 1, 1819; to. Hannah Marshall. 

2090. Diana E., b. Feb., 1825; to. William F. King, M. D. ; he d.; she 

TO. second, Avery Haines ; res. Plain City. 

2091. Hosea Ballou, b. May 16. 1830; to. Sept. 30, 1856, Mary White; 

res. in 111; he d. in Peoria, Dec. 25, 1871 ; she d. Dec. 12, 1876, 
at Columbus, 0. 

2092. Henry B. ; d. 1833. 

2093. Chamberlain Brown ; to. Sarah Scribner. 

387-933. Timothy Bigelow, son of Timothy and Rhoda 
(Williams) Bigelow, was born about 1770. When young, his 
parents became converted to the Shaker doctrine and the whole 
family became members of the Shaker Community at Tyring- 
ham, Mass., but the young man not liking the doctrines of the 
Shakers regarding marriage, and having made the acquaintance 
of a young female member named Sally Streeter who shared in 
the same ideas, they decided to leave the Shaker Community and 
marry. They lived for a few years in Herkimer Co., N. Y. 
In the year 1805, he moved to Manchester, Ontario Co., and 
served in the army during the war of 1812, but through disease 
contracted in the service, he died, 1814. His widow afterwards 
married Elisha Turner. The children of Timothy were : 

2094. Harriet, b. 1802; to. 1821, John Schutt, a soldier in the war of 

1812; res. in Port Gibson ; he d. 1848. They had six children : 

i. Hiram; m. Maria Brown; was in the army during 

the late Civil War, as Major of the 148th N. Y. Vols. ; 

was a Justice of the Peace for several years, and was 



GENEALOGY. 217 

elected a member of the Legislature in 1805, and 

re-elected for two terms ; i-es. Port Gibson. 
ii. Alonzo; went to California and lived there for over 

twenty years, is now liviuiu; at the old home. 
iii. Jane; m. Milo Cook; res. Orleans, N. Y. They have 

three children. 
iv. Peumklia ; res. with her mother at Port Gibson. 
V. Louisa; w. George F. Palmer; res. Newark, N. Y. ; she 

d. Dec, 1887. They had seven children, 
vi. Seymour ; m. Had two children. 

2095. Permelia, b. Herkimer, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1804; m. Jan. 9, 1823, 

James Halliday ; they res. on the old homestead for many years, 
then moved to Michigan where he died. They had : 

i. Elizabeth, h. July 7, 1824; mi. Aug. 13, 1844, L. W. 

Saw3^er ; she d. Dec. 24, 1858. They had two children. 

ii. Addison P., b. Nov. 1, 1827; m. July 10, 1854, Mary E. 

Rowland. They had one child; she d. Sept., 1856; 

he m. second, Oct. 9, 1869, Rosetta Chamberlain. 

They had three sons. 

iii. Judith, b. Peb. 7, 1830. 

iv. James, b. Jan. 22, 1832; m. Feb. 19, 1873, Sarah 

Richmond. They have one child. 
V. Timothy, b. Oct. 4, 1834; m. Oct. 2, 1861, Jennie 

Blanc hard. They have one child, 
vi. Charlotte, b. May 22, 1836. 

vii. Edgar, b. March 31, 1840; m. April 5, 1866, Mary A. 
King. Have two children. 

2096. Charlotte ; m. Cornelius Halliday, brother of James ; res. in 

Manchester. They had : 

i. Rebecca ; ra. Michael Bennett ; he d. in Calif oi-nia in 

1850 ; she m. second, Silas Britain ; res. Kansas, 
ii. Sarah ; m. J. E. Palmerton ; res. Sandusky, Ohio. They 

have two children. 
iii. Albert ; res. in northern part of Nebraska. 

2097. tTiMOTHY, b. May 2, 1811 ; m. Julia A. Edwards. 

2098. IChauncey ; ?/i. Laura Curtis. 

395-938. Ebenezer Bigelow of Cornwallis, N. S., son of 
Amasa and Roxana (Cone) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis 
about 1776; married, 1804, Nancy Rand. They resided in 
Cornwallis, where he was a ship-carpenter, and was killed by 
falling from a vessel, June, 1860. She died in Kingsport, N. S., 
1850. Their children were : 

2099. fJusTUS, b. 1804; m. Olivia Cos. 

2100. Mary, b. March 2, 1806; m. March 5, 1828, Joseph Cox; b. in 

Cornwallis. Dec. 19, 1798; d. June 14, 1862; she d. Aug. 20, 
1884 ; res. Kingsport, N. S. They had : 

i. Ebenezer Thomas, b. Dec. 19, 1828; m. April 17, 1862, 
Emma Dewis, daughter of Joshua and Margaret 
Dewis ; res. Kingsport. Had eight children, 
ii. William Archison, 6. Dec. 21, 1830; m. Dec. 21, 1853, 
Ahnira S. Tolman; she d.; he m. second, Charlotte 
Phipps ; res. Oregon. They had : 
Lillie May". 
Charles. 
26 



218 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii. Mary Eliza, h. April 15, 1833; res. Kingsport. 
iv. Nancy Wellner, h. July 16, 1835; m. May 6, 1859, 
Joseph E. Woodsworth. They had : 
Joseph Frederick. 
Benjamin Franklin. 
V. Abraham Bigelow, h. May 14, 1838; m. 1871, Lorinda 
P. McMillan; res. Isaac's Harbor, N. S. They had: 
Laura May. 
Fred Eustace. 
Nellie Louise. 
Harry Joseph. 
Robert A. 
Ella Minnie. 
Josie. 
vi. Isaac Newton, h. Dec. 12, 1840. 

vii. Samuel Bigelow, h. March 31, 1843; d. Nov. 8, 184(5. 
viii. Jacob Whitman, h. Nov. 28, 1846; m. Sept. 18, 1878, 
Esther Tupper ; res. Kingsport. They had : 
Josie. 

May Tupper. 
Nellie Stanley. 
William Everett. 
Bertha C. 
ix. Joseph Pearl, h. Aug. 24, 1849; m. May 24, 1871, Celia 
Tupper; res. Dartmouth, N. S. They had one son: 
Harry Wilkes. 
X. Daniel David, b. Jan. 27, 1851 ; m. Dec. 25, 1875, Annie 
Borden ; res. Kingsport. They had : 
Ralph. 
Benjamin. 
Frank. 
Vera. 
Percy. 

2101. Samuel; »n. Rebecca Cox ; no issue. 

2102. IDavid, h. 1813; m. Martha Weaver. 

2103. tEBENEZER, h. Jan. 12, 1814; m. Waity Sanford. 

2104. IAbraham, h. May 15, 1817; m. Rachel Maria Tupper. 

395-939. John Bigelow of Nova Scotia, son of Amasa and 
Roxana (Cone) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis about 1778; 
married, 1798, Tyra Newcomb. They lived for many years in 
Pugwash, N. S., where he died May 10, 1845. She died Nov., 
1851. Their children were : 

2105. fAMASA, h. Feb. 17, 1799; m. Margaret Woods. 

2106. Benjamin ; m. Rachel Richards. 

2107. John, b. March 10, 1803; m. Jan. 31, 1833, Jane Smith; she (L 

April 18, 1835. 

2108. Isaac; to. Luella Eaton. 

2109. Elizabeth; m. Hezekiah Hull; res. Amherst, N. S. 

2110. Tyrah ; TO. 1834, Levi Eaton; went to New Zealand, where she 

d. 1879. 

2111. fGiDEON, b. Dec. 27, 1817; m. Caroline Eaton; res. Centreville, 

N. S. 

2112. Alice; to. Jan. 10, 1838, Harris Eaton; he d. Oct. 4, 1845; res. 

Linden, N. S. 



GENEALOGY. 219 

395-940. Daniel Bigelow, son of Amasa and Roxaua 
(Cone) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., 1780; married 
Emma Johnston. He emigrated to the States and settled at 
P^agleville, Wis., but after a few years residence in that place he 
was said to have returned to Nova Scotia. We find mention of 
three sons : 

2113. James; said to have lived at Delevau, Wis. 

2114. Daniel. 

2115. WiLLLVM Johnston, h. in Horton, Nova Scotia, Oct. 23, 1806; m. 

Sarali M. Whitman. (See Appendix.) 

395-941. Reuben Bigelow of Antigonish, N. S., son of 
Amasa and Roxana (Cone) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis 
about 1782 : married, Nov. 9, 1802, Lavinia Skinner. She was 
born in Frederickton, N. B., 1784, and died in Antigonish, May 
9, 1874. He lived a few years in Cornwallis, and about 1810 
he moved to Antigonish, where he died May, 1830. Their chil- 
dren were : 

2116. Ann Chipman, h. Sept. 30, 1803; m. Angus McDonell; she res. 

Port Hood, Cape Breton (1888) ; she liad a large family. 

2117. tGiDEON OSBORN, h. July 11, 1805; m. Harriet Cunningliam. 

Feb. 6, 1807 ; m. Tryphena Masters. 
May 5, 1809; m. Capt. David Graham. 

and res. Antigonish ; a sea captain, 
captain ; m. ; lias several children ; res. 

sea captain ; m. ; has two children ; res. 
Antigonish ; was drowned at sea. 
iv. Stuart ; a sea captain ; unm. ; d. at home the same 

day that Charles was drowned. 
V. Wallace; a lawyer; res. Halifax; was counsel for 
Dominion, and is now a Judge of the Supreme Court; 
has two children, 
vi. Bruce ; d. unm. in Antigonish. 
vii. David ; m. ; had two children ; res. Boston, 
viii. Isabel ; m. Francis Cunningham ; res. Antigonisli. They 
liad : 

Amelia. 
Grace. 
Fannie. 
Emma. 
John. 
Herbert. 
ix. Eunice; vi. C. B. Whidden; res. Antigonish. They 
have three sons : 

D. Graham ; m. Lois E. Bigelow. 
Edgar ; m. Leah P. Bigelow. 
Howard. 

X. Sarah; m. lirst, Thomson; second, John Chis- 

holm ; no issue. 



2118. 


tCuARLES Skinner, h. 


2119. 


Mary Elizabeth, b. 




They had : 




i. William; m. 




ii. John; a sea 




Antigonish. 




iii. Charles ; a 



220 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

■ 

xi. Emma; m. J. D. Copeland; res. Antigonish. 
xii. Bessie ; m. Thompson ; res. Antigonisti. 

2120. Eunice Caroline, b. Jan. 20, 1811; d. June 5, 1820. 

2121. tSAMUKL WiLLiAJi, b. Aiig. 28, 1813; m. Ruth Whitman. 

2122. tDANiEL Ben.tamin, b. Aug. 29, 1815; m. Frances Smith. 

2123. John George, /j. Feb. 8, 1817; m.Abby Morse; res. Bridgewater, 

N. S. ; d. Nov. 8, 1859. 

2124. fEDWARD Manning, b. Nov. 14, 1819; m. Mary Steel. 

2125. Ruth Lavinia, b. April 1, 1821; res. Antigonish. 

2126. Manson Amasa, b. Jan. 2, 1825: d. July 2, 1876, unm. 

2127. Rebekah Caroline, b. May 8, 1830; m. Sept. 25, 1859, William 

R. Gilson ; res. Abington, Mass. Tliey had : 

i. Eddie M. B., b. Feb. 10, 1861 ; d. same day. 
ii. Elmer Ellsworth, b. March 8, 1862. 

395-946. Gideon Bigelow, son of Aiuasa and Roxana 
(Cone) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., 1792 ; married 
in 1828, bnt we are left in darkness as to the name of his wife. 
He is said to have emigrated to Richland Co., Ohio, and to have 
left descendants, but we learn nothing further concerning them. 

395-947. Isaac Bigelovt, son of Amasa and Roxana (Cone) 
Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., 1794; married, 1820, 
Lavinia Loomis. They lived in Nova Scotia until 1834, when 
they moved to New York State, and the year following moved 
to Milwaukee, Wis. In 1836 he moved to Mequon, a few miles 
north of Milwaukee, in Ozaukee Co., where he settled, and died 
in the fall of 1844. She died in Missouri, Aug., 1872. Their 
children were : 

2128. Ruby, b. in Nova' Scotia; d. aged about 12 years. 

2129. Ruth, b. in Nova Scotia ; m. about 1840, Joseph Loomis ; d. in 

Sugar Creek, Wis., Feb., 1876; he d. in Whitewater, Wis., Feb., 
1884; res. Wisconsin. 

2130. Joseph, b. in Nova Scotia; m. about 1843, Hannah Sweet; d. 

1872 ; res. Lafayette, Ore. 

2131. fBENJAiNiiN, b. in Nova Scotia, Jan. 14, 1824 ; m. Elizabeth Martin. 

2132. Olive Ann, b. in Nova Scotia, March 26, 1826; res. Wisconsin. 

2133. Isaac N., b. in Nova Scotia, March 22, 1830; m. about 1853, 

Adelaide Loomis ; res. Tomah, Wis. 

2134. Ruby, 5. in Nova Scotia, 1832 ; vi. first, George Strickland ; second, 

Ivory Moore ; third, Joseph Loomis. 

2135. LA\aNiA, b. 1835; d. 1851, at Mequon, Wis. 

2136. tGiDEON L., b. in Mequon, April 4, 1837; m. Harriet L. Loonier. 

2137. Stephen, b. in Mequon. 

397-953. Elisha Bigelow of Reading, Vt., son of Elisha 
and Wealtha (Gorton) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
Feb. 5, 1775 ; married Rhoda Goddard. She died and he mar- 
ried Persis Page. He carried the mails for a long term of years 
from Windsor to Rutland, before the days of railroads, and died 



GENEALOGY. 221 

in Reading, Vt., Feb. 20, 1840, aged 65 years. His children 
were born in Reading : 

21S8. tl^'itANKLiN", /'. July 21, 1798; m. Laura Perkins. 

21H;t. Wkaltiia, h. March 18, 1801 ; m. March 18, 1830, John W. Weld; 

/*. Jan. 27, 179".; d. April 24, 1884, aged 89 years; she d. Nov. 

12, 1878, aged 77 years; res. Little Prairie, Wis., where they 

moved in tlie fall of 1837 from Vermont. 

2140. Lucia, b. Aug. 22, 1802; m. March 30, 1823, Isaac Severance; 

removed to Eagle, Wis., in the spring of 1838, where they settled 
on a farm; he d. 1877, aged 80 years; she (Z. Dec. 11, 1879, aged 
77 years. 

2141. fCuYTON, b. May 17, 1804; m. Rosanna R. Cobb. 

2142. tPKHi^AND, b. Sept. 13, 1808; m. Caroline M. Ilibbard. 

2143. Arvilla, b. Jan. 8, 1811; m. Wainwriglit; moved to Mil- 

waukee, Wis., about 1837, and both d. about 1848. 

2144. JosKPH Nelson ; d. Nov., 1835, wnm. 

397-954. Joseph Bigelow of Reading, Vt., son of Elisba 
and Wealtha (Gorton) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
Oct. '22, 1776; married 8abra Merrill, who was born 1780. 
They resided in Reading, where he died March IG, 1813, aged 
36 years. She died March 23, 1813, aged 33 years. Their 
children were : 

2145. fMiLTON, b. Oct. 1, 1806; m. Adeline Morse. 

2146. Emeline, b. Feb. 6, 1809; m. Oct. 6, 1835, E. C. Harlow; b. in 

Sherburne, Vt., Nov. 13, 1806; they moved to Palmyra, Wis., 
where they now (1889) reside. They had: 

i. Emily Ida, b. July 6, 1837; m. Dec. 6, 1859, Royal J. 
Washburn ; res. Palmyra. They have : 
LuciAN H., b. Nov. 30, 1865. 

397-958. Jared Bigelow of Reading, Vt., son of Elisha and 
Wealtha (Gorton) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
April 26, 1786 ; married Luciuda Hapgood. She died. He 

married second, Edminster. He married third, Martha 

Robinson. He died in Reading, Aug. 8, 1856. Their children 
were : 

2147. Addison Clinton, b. Sept. 28, 1812; d. May 21, 1813. 

2148. Fidelia Hapgood, b. May 1, 1814; m. Sept. 12, 1859, William 

Kingsbury of Chai'lestown, Mass. ; d. June, 1872. 

2149. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 25, 1816; d. Dec, 1873. 

2150. tNouMAN C, b. Jan. 16, 1819; m. Betsey Smith. 

2151. Jared Addison, b. Aug. 24, 1821; d. March 16, 1822. 1 ^, 
21.52. LuciNDA Adeline, b. Aug. 24, 1821 ; d. May 31, 1855. / ^^ins. 
2153. Laura, b. 1824; d. Jan. 3, 1889. 

397-959. Benjamin Gorton Bigelow, son of Elisha and 
Wealtha (Gorton) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., March 
21, 1792; married Lucy Kendall; born March 17, 1793; died 



222 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Jan. 16, 1866. They resided in Woodstock. He died Nov. 14, 
1867. He was for many years a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Green Mountain Institute, and at his death he left 
the sum of one thousand dollars to the Institute. No issue. 

402-975. Aaron Bigelow, son of Joel and Lueretia (Lothrop) 
Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., May 19, 1796 ; married 

Elizabeth . Resided in Colchester, where she died Oct. 

22, 1845, aged 36. He died April 17, 1865. Their children 
were : 

2154. Joel, b. April 8, 1824. 

2155. Martha E., h. Oct. 19, 1828. 

415-983. Davd Bigelow of Athol, Mass., son of William 
and Margaret (Gates) Bigelow, was born in Athol, Aug. 6, 
1754 ; married Lois Taylor. They lived in Athol, where he 
died Dec. 7, 1837, aged 83 years. She died Sept. 20, 1839. 
Their children were : 

2156. tWiLLiAM, b. Jan. 21, 1780; m. Elizabeth Maynard. 

2157. Persis, b. May 29, 1782; res. Petersliam. 

2158. Patty, b. Dec. 19, 1784; m. April 9, 1807, Joel Davenport of 

Petersham. 

2159. t^BEL, b. May 29, 1787; to. Hannah Batchelor. 

2160. David, b. May 9, 1790; to. Elizabeth Fenno ; res. Abington. 

2161. Lois, b. March 17, 1793; to. Lyman White; res. Boston. 

2162. LiJCRETiA, b. Nov. 16, 1797; to. Cyrus Adams. 

2163. tDANiEL, b. June 8, 1800; to. Hannah Stockwell. 

416-988. Joseph Bigelow of Rutland, Mass., son of Thad- 
deus and Rebecca (Warren) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, 
Aug. 3, 1770 ; married Annis Pike of Boylston. He lived a few 
years after his marriage in Worcester, and then moved to Rut- 
land, April 6, 1798, where he, in company with his brother 
John, bought from one Col. Witherbee a large tract of land 
situated in the north part of the town, consisting of 450 acres. 
After a few years he bought out his brother (who emigrated to 
Maine). His wife died Nov. 28, 1804. He married second, 
Jan. 9, 1806, Bathsheba Reed. She died Dec. 24, 1847. He 
died May 1, 1854. His children were : 

2164. ILevi, 6. Jan. 23, 1796; to. Tabitha Maynard. 

2165. RUFUS, b. April 29, 1797; d. in Boston, Jan. 21, 1866, unm. 

2166. Sally, b. Aug. 13, 1799; m. April 20, 1820, Rufus Buxton of 

Rutland. 

2167. Elmira, b. Aug. 9, 1801. 

2168. Joseph, b. Nov. 18, 1804 ; d. young. 

2169. Betsey Reed, 6. Dec. 18, 1806 ; to. Nov. 2, 1837, Nathaniel Taylor. 



GENEALOGY. 223 

2170. t<T- Warrkn, h. May 25, 1808 ; m. Sarah Temple. 

2171. JosKi'H, />. May, 18iO; d. young. 

2172. Mauy Ann, h. Aug. 6, 1812; m. April 14, 1838, Calvin Stone. 

2173. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 5, 1815. 

416-989. John Bigelow of Livermore, Me., son of Thaddeus 
and Rebecca (Warren) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., 
Sept. 27, 1774; married in Worcester, Sept. 25, 1795, Polly 
Hay ward, daughter of Simeon and Martha (Brooks) Hay ward 
of Sutton. She was born March 10, 1774. After a short resi- 
dence in Rutland they moved to Livermore, Me., in 1802, where 
he afterwards resided, and died Oct. 10, 1847, aged 73 years. 
She died Sept. 14, 1869, aged 95 years. Their children were : 

2173^. Polly, b. in Sutton. Aug. 16, 1796; m. Jan. 1, 1818, Aaron Cool- 
idge, a native of Watertown, Mass.; b. April 4, 1793; d. in 
Livermore, Jan. 16, 1879, aged 85 years ; she is still living (1888) 
in Illinois. They had : 

i. Sajipson A., b. Dec. 8, 1818; m. March 4, 1852. Eveline 
Bean; d. Oct. 18, 1874; res. Winnebago, 111. They 
had: 

Oliver A., b. 1854; res. Caribou, Me. 
Edgar, b. 1858; res. Caribou, Me. 
ii. Mary J., b. Jan. 28, 1820; m. Jan. 1, 1843, George H. 
Mariner ; res. Winnebago. They had : 

Charles D., b. May 26, 1844; m. Emma J. Lane. 
George E., b. July 17, 1850 ; m. Lizzie S. Daniels. 
Frank E., b. May 6, 1854; m. Nettie Copeland. 
All res. Winnebago, 
iii. Joel B., b. Dec. 27, 1822; m. Aug. 9, 1849, Mary Wliite; 
res. Lancaster, Texas. They had : 
Cyrus B. 
John R. 
Mary E. 
John R. 

WdODSUN P. 

William. 
Monroe. 
Emma. 
Ella. 
Joel B. 

Alice. A-ll res. Texas, 
iv. Cyrus B., b. June 19, 1824; d. Oct. 3, 1845, imm. 
v. Martha B., b. Aug. 20, 1826; m. June 5, 1851, Monroe 
Palmer ; res. Wisconsin. They had : 

Anna R., b. Feb. 24, 1854; m. 1877, Albert T. 

Smith; res. Nebraska. 
Minnie B., b. Feb. 1, 1858; m. 1880, E. W. 

Coughran; res. Sioux Falls, Dak. 
George A., b. Jan. 5, 1861; m. 1883, Cami S. 

Edwards; res. Wisconsin. 
Monroe H., b. April 7, 1867. 
vi. Liberty, b. May 12, 1830; m. Dec. 10, 1857, Mary II. 
Thayer; res. Haven, Iowa. They had: 

EllaF., b. Sept. 15, 1860; d. Oct. 16, 1861. 
Walter, b. Sept. 7, 1862. 



224 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

William L., h. July 27, 1865. 
Warren B., b. Feb. 12, 1870; d. Sept. 27, 1870. 
Henky R., b. June 24, 1872. 
vii. Freedom, b. May 12, 1830; m. March 13, 1862, Augusta 
J. Woods; res. Winneba<i;o. They had : 

Clarence P., b. May 14, 1863; m. 1886, Sarah J. 

Smith; res. Wiunebago. 
Edward W., 5. Dec. 16, 1866; m. Lelia M. Cool- 
idge; res. Winnebago, 
■viii. Mentora A., b. Oct. 1, 1834; m. Jan. 1, 1861, Algernon 
S. Bradford ; res. Empire, Minn. They had : 
Belle M., h. Oct. 8, 1861. 
Mary G., b. Dec. 13, 1868. 
Henry A., b. Feb. 20, 187r); d. Nov. 1, 1884. 
Charles S., b. March 22, 1877. 

2174. Joel Howard, b. in Sutton, Sept. 30, 1798; d. Sept. 10, 1801. 

2175. Eliza, b. in Millbury, Mass., Dec. 12, 1800; m. Nov. 9, 1825, 

John Coolidge, brother of Aaron; b. Dec. 12, 1796; d. in Can- 
ton, Me., April 23, 1875; she is living (1888) in Leeds, Me. 
They had : 

i. John 0., b. Dec. 22, 1826; m. April 21, 1851, Lovice J. 
Greenwood; d. in Woodstock, 111., Aug. 28, 1852, 
leaving one son : 

.J. Willis, b. .June 20, 1852; res. Stoneham, Mont, 
ii. Rutellius S., b. May 14, 1829; m. March 23, 1856, 
Lovice (Greenwood) Coolidge ; res. Leeds, Me. They 
had : 

Clara D., b. Feb. 12, 1858; m. 1877, John A. 

Beals; res. Brun.swick, Me. 
Georgk O., b. April 18, 1861 ; rti. 1884, Viora A. 

Carver; res. Woodford, Me. 
Eliza J., h. July 1, 1864. 
RuTELLius G., b. Jan. 9, 1872. 
iii. Charles A., b. Dec. 29, 1830; m. Nov. 2, 1856, Sarah N. 
Foster; b. Nov. 26, 1831; a physician; res. Canton, 
Me. They had : 

Henry E., b. Dec. 23, 1860; m. 1883, Josie A. 
Dearborn ; res. Berwick, Me. They had : 
Charles W., b. Jan. 23, 1884. 
Charles M., b. Sept. 25, 1864; m. 1886, Ida A. 
Manning; a physician ; res. Canton, Me. 
iv. George M., b. liec. 5, 1836; res. Sharon, Mass. 

2176. Caroline, b. in Livermore, March 9, 1802; m. Dec. 27, 1832, 

Charles H. Baker; b. in Bhillipston, Mass., Oct. 17, 1806; she 
d. in Livermore, Nov. 22, 1869; he is living in Livermore 
(1888). They had: 

i. Ora a., b. Oct. 18, 1835; m. March 26, 1859, Edward 
Pratt ; res. Livermore. They had : 

Caroline L., b. April 27, 1860; m. 1883, William 

R. Soper. 
Edward H., b. Nov. 5, 1861; res. Auburn, Me. 
Persis a., b. Oct. 26, 1864; m. 1886, Abraham J. 
Anderson ; res. Leeds Point, N. J. 
ii. Mary E., b, Sept. 29, 1841 ; m. Nov. 26, 1859, David 
Bonney ; res. Norway, Me. They had : 

Elva E., b. March 31, 1863; m. July 6, 1881, 
Thomas Muirhead. They have : 
Emma J., b. 1883. 
Mary E., &. 1887. 



GENEALOGY. 225 

Edgar, b. Dec. 6, 1865. 
Orlvl, b. Aug. 18, 1872. 
Ora A. 

2177. tANDRKW p., b. Nov. 17, 1804; m. Feb., 1832, Mary E. Gibbs. 

2178. fJoriN W., b. July 16, 1807; ?«. Osea Bradford. 
2170. tJoEL H., b. Jan. 12, 1810; m. Caroline S. Bradford. 

2180. tT^EANDER F., b. Jan. 6, 1812; m. Abigail P. Whitney. 

2181. Martha B., b. Sept. 15, 1814; d. Nov. 8, 1824. 

421-991. Samuel Bigelow, son of Asa and Rebecca (Rich- 
ardson) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Mass., Dec. 30, 1767, 
and married, May, 1791, Levina Rice. She was born June 2, 
1771. They lived many years in Boston, where he died Aug. 
10, 1833. Their children were : 

2182. Catherine, b. Dec. 27, 1791 ; d. unm. 

2183. Theodore, b. in Brookfield, May 5, 1797 ; m. Dec. 6, 1849, Susan 

Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell; he d. in Providence, R. I., 
Nov. 12, 1862 ; he lived in Boston for many years ; no issue. 

421-992. Asa Bigelow, son of Asa and Rebecca (Richard- 
son) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Nov. 18, 1769 ; married, 
and resided at Troy, N. Y., where they had a family. His wife 
died about 1845, and he died July 20, 1849. Of their children, 
we learn that one : 

2184. Mary Ann; n». Judge Archibald Bull. 

421-994. William Bigelow, son of Asa and Rebecca 
(Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Jan. 15, 1773 ; 
married April 20, 1797, Mary Livermore, who was born Feb. 20, 
1778. He died in East Boston, Feb., 1854. Their children 
were : 

2185. Laurinda, b. in Brookfield, Nov. 23, 1798 ; m. Oct. 8, 1818, Lieut. 

Tilly Muzzy of Brookfield. 

2186. tWiNTHROP,' &. in Brookfield, Oct. 10, 1800; m. Nancy Donovan. 

421-995. Elisha Bigelow, son of Asa and Rebecca (Rich- 
ardson) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Mass., Nov. 17, 1774. 

He was educated as a lawyer, and married Mary ; he went 

to Vermont where he lived a short time in Pittsfield, Guilford, 
Montpelier, and finally settled in Dummerston, where he died 
May, 1810. His widow was appointed administratrix May 30, 

1810, she afterwards married Walker, and had children 

by her second husband. By her first husband they had the 
following : 

2187. tWiLLiAM Henry, b. in Pittsfield, Vt., April 11, 1799; m. Sarah 

F. Gibbs. 

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226 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

f 

2188. tCHARLES NONY, &. ill Guilforcl, "^t., Feb. 3, 1802; m. 

Orrel. 

2189. Arvilla Maria, h. Aug. 29, 1804; m. Sept. 9, 1824, Cheney 

Prouty of Ai:gusta, Ga. 

2190. fAuGUSTUS Elisha, h. in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 18, 1808; m. 

Abigail Edes. 

421-997. Dea. Amasa Bigelow, of New Braintree, Mass., 
son of Asa and Rebecca (Richardson) Bigelow, was born in 
Brookfield, Mass., March 18, 1778 ; married April 3, 1805, Ruth 
Richardson. She was born Aug. 24, 1776, and died April 8, 
1825. He married second. May 17, 1826, Hannah (Lee) Hard- 
ing, widow of Abijah Harding, and daughter of General Samuel 

Lee of Barre, Mass. She was born Dec. 5, 1791, and died . 

He married third, Lucia Richardson, niece of his first wife. He 
was a man of sterling worth and unswerving integrity ; gifted 
with a keen wit and humor that made him a pleasant companion, 
with an excellent judgment, making his opinion of value, and of 
uncompromising rectitude. He was not a scholarly man, but 
with ambition, industry and good sense the want was well met ; 
he was a great reader and a public spirited man, and he lived in 
a community where these qualities were appreciated ; in the little 
farming town of New Braintree he lived for more than sixty 
years, and died Jan. 14, 1872, aged 93 years. 

As " Deacon Bigelow " he is remembered and honored ; he was 
active in the early movements in the temperance cause, and also 
in the Anti-Slavery question, as well as the questions of the 
times, which tended towards the progress and higher education 
of the people ; in all of these movements he had the ardent co- 
operation of his wife. They had quite a family, all of whom 
were born in New Braintree. They were : 

2191. Mary, 6. July 15, 1807; d. Sept. 19, 1810. 

2192. Henry, h. Aug. 28, 1809; d. Sept. 19, 1810. 

2193. Henry Harding, h. Feb. 12, 1829; he was employed in the mer- 

cantile business for several j^ears in Petersham, Brookfield, 
Mobile, Ala., New York; d. in Bridgeport, Conn., while stop- 
ping with a friend, Oct. 16, 1856, unm. 

2194. Mary Richardson, h. Jan. 18, 1831; m. Oct. 29, 1850, Eev. 

Charles H. Pierce; h. Nov. 29, 1822; d. Oct. 12, 1865; a gradu- 
ate of Andover Seminary; they lived in Audover, Mass., Ke- 
wanee, KnoxviUe and Galesburg, 111. ; she d. Jan. 1, 1861. They 
had: 

i. Anna Lee, 6. April 23, 1853. 

ii. Henry Cushman, h. Dec. 14, 1856; d. Jan. 23, 1881. 
iii. Celia Campbell, h. Feb. 16, 1859; d. July 30, 1859. 

iv. George Bigelow, h. Aug. 20, 1860; d. June 28, 1862. 



GENEALOGY. 227 

2195. George Augustus, b. Aug. 13, 1832; he was a seafaring man 

and early became a cajitain in the merchant service ; m. Oct. 
24. 1858, Julia Harrington; d. in Boston, April 26, 1870. 

2196. Helen Makia, b. Sept." 19, 1834; ??i. Feb. 15, 1854, Dr. Albert A. 

Kendall; h. March 3, 1827; d. Sept. 17, 1862; he served as Asst. 
Siu-geon in the 12th Regt. Mass. Vols., and was killed at the 
Battle of Antietam; she m. second, April 26, 1866, William A. 
Mixter of New Braiutree; he d. Fel). 17, 1869; she m. third, 
Thomas E. Chapin ; she had by her lirst husl)aud : 

1. Henry Hubbard, b. March 4, 1855; m. Annie B. Stearns. 

ii. Frederick Albert, h. June 1, 1860. 

421-998. Artemas Bigelow of New Salem, Mass., son of 
Asa aud Rebecca (Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, 
Mass., Oct. 14, 1781 ; married Dec. 23, 1810, Eunice Thomas, 
daughter of Amos and Eunice (Bang) Thomas, she was born in 
New Salem, Feb. 11, 1778, and died April 8, 1852, aged 74 
years. He died Feb. 8, 1860, aged 78 years. Their children 
were : 

2197. Mary, b. in Greenwich, April 9, 1813; m. April 5, 1836, Eber O. 

Bailey; b. July 12, 1812; res. Westborough, where he d. Aug. 17, 
1883. They had : 

i. Harriet Emily, b. Aug. 11, 1837; m. Nov. 22, 1862, 
Nathan M. Knowlton; res. Westborough. They had: 
Henry W., b. April 28, 1864; d. Aug. 6, 1884. 
Mary B., b. Dec. 26, 1865. 
Stephen B., b. Nov. 24, 1867. 
ii. Henry Willard, b. Jan. 1, 1839; d. Dec. 9, 1861. 

2198. Caroline, b. in Greenwich, May 23, 1817 ; m. Jan. 4, 1842, Bernard 

Kenny; b. Aug. 23, 1809; d. Oct. 28, 1844; she m. second, 1847, 
Benjamin Badger; she d. Aug. 23, 1886. They had:. 

i. Caroline Ella, b. Sept. 5, 1848; m. 1877, James H. 
Parkhurst. They had : 

Charles H., b. Oct. 10, 1877. 
Caroline E. b. July 27, 1880. 

2199. Electa Rosamond, b. in Dana, Sept. 5, 1820; m. Oct. 6, 1852, 

Abner Sykes; he d. Aug. 7, 1864; she m. second, April 15, 1865, 
Hezekiah Stratton ; res. Northfleld, Mass. She had by her first 
husband : 

i. Je;nnie Eunice, b. Jan. 2, 1854. 
ii. Julius H. b. Sept. 27, 1855; d. June 29, 1880. 

2200. Nancy, b. in Dana, April 8, 1822; to. Oct. 4, 1842, Daniel Kenney; 

b. March 1, 1811 ; d. Aug. 13, 1886; she d. March 17, 1888. 

429-1005. John Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., son of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
April 24, 1783, and married in Leominster, Jan. 20, 1814, 
Elizabeth FoUansbee. She was born in Leominster, April 27, 
1793, and died April 24, 1873. They lived a few years in 
Marlborough, N. H., where his first two children were born, and 
then moved to Framingham, where he engaged in the manu- 



228 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

facture of paper with his brothers David and Dexter. He died 
May 30, 1864. Their children were : 

2201. Myra Ann, b. May 6, 1814; m. Nov. 28, 1836, in Augusta, Ga., 

Rev. Elias Nason, son of Levi and Sarah (Newton) Nason; b. 
in Wrentham, Mass., April 21, 1811; wlien a boy his fatlier 
moved to Hopkinton, and lived on the Sir Charles Henry Frank- 
band place, and in 1826 he went to live with David Bigelow & 
Co., in Framingham, to learn paper making. He was admitted 
to Brown University in 1831, and graduated 1835; soon after 
his marriage he became editor of the Georgia Courier in Augus- 
ta, Ga., and taught school in Waynesborough, Ga., in 1839. In 
1840 returned North, soon after commenced the study of theolo- 
gy, was ordained minister of the Congregational Church at 
Natick, Mass., in 1852, published the Massachusetts Gazetteer 1874, 
wrote many local histories and biographies, and other publica- 
tions. He d. at his residence in Billerica, June 18, 1887. They 
had: 

i. Paul Ford, b. Feb. 19, 1838; was Captain and Staff 

Officer in the 5th Army Corps in the late war. 
ii. James Dwight, b. Nov. 2, 1840; d. April 4, 1861. 
iii. Charles Pincicstey Holbrook, b. Sept. 7, 1842 ; grad- 
uated at Williams College 1862; served in the Army 
of the Potomac, and at Washington, D. C, 1863 to 
1865 ; TO. Nov. 17, 1870, Helen Augusta Bond ; ordained 
pastor of Congregational Church in Chelsea, 1874; 
pastor of Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Penn., 
May 5, 1887. 
iv. Emily Georgiana, b. Nov. 30, 1844 ; m. Feb. 15, 1872, 

Dr. Charles H. Gerrish of Exeter, N. H. 
V. William Walton, b. Jan. 28, 1848 ; graduated at Ando- 

ver 1877; m. Jan., 1882, Kate Julia Hooker. 
vi. Florence Nightingale, b. March 11, 1857. 

2202. David, b. Nov. 19, 1816; d. Nov., 1884, in Dawson, Ga. 

2203. Candace Hale, b. March 27, 1818; m. Rev. David M. Ellwood; 

res. Greenwich, Conn., where she d. March 18, 1887. 

2204. Susan, b. Aug. 14, 1819; m. William W. Nason, son of Levi and 

Sarah (Newton) Nason; res. Great Falls, N. H. ; d. July, 1884. 

2205. William Henry, b. Feb. 10, 1822 ; d. Dec. 6, 1839. 

2206. Ellen Maria, b. Feb. 27, 1825 ; m. George E. Johnson ; res. 

Chicago, 111. 

2207. Zephania Eliza, b. July 5, 1828; m. James N. Brooks; res. 

Boston. 

2208. tEusTACE Gary, b. May 25, 1831 ; m. Eliza J. Drake. 

429-1006. Isaac Bigelow of Leominster, Mass., son of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
Sept. 23, 1784 ; married in Leominster, Sept. 16, 1804, Nancy 
Josselyn of Leominster; she died June 4, 1823. He married 
second, July 25, 1824, Mrs. Mehitable Champney of New 
Ipswich, N. H. Their children were : 

2209. Joseph Joslyn, b. Nov. 17, 1804 ; m. Nancy Tarbell of Groton, 

Mass. ; they lived in Boston, where she d. Feb. 21, 1867, aged 
61 years. 



GENEALOGY. 229 

2209i. Nancy, h. Sept. 23, 1807; in. Nov. 15, 1826, Jefferson A. Good- 
rich of Lunenburg; res. Fitchburg. They haO three children : 
i. Nancy. 
ii. Charles. 
iii. Abby. 

2210. Isaac, h. Feb. 24, 1809 ; in. and Avent West; was a physician. 

2211. tJoKN, h. Dec. 12, 1810; to. Anna Eaton. 

2212. Gkorgk a., b. Aug. 1(1, 1815; res. Lunenburg, unm. 

2213. Jonas D., b. July 20, 1817 ; to., went West, and had two children. 

2214. Dknnis, b. Dec. 17, 1819; d. in California, unm. 

2215. tI>AViD, 6. July 5, 1822; m. Mary S. Smith. 

429-1007. Capt. David Bigelow of Framingham, Mass., 
son of Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Fram- 
ingham, Oct. 5, 1787, and married in Leominster, Sept. 13, 
1807, Candace Hale of Leominster. He was in the service a 
short time in the war of 1812 ; and in 1817, in company with 
his brother Dexter, they built the first paper-mill for the manu- 
facture of writing paper, which they kept for many years. He 
died in Boston, Aug. 29, 1866. Their children were : 

2216. Maria; to. Oct. 22, 1835, William M. Clarke. 

2217. LuciNDA Adams, b. Sept. 20, 1814; d. Dec. G, 1839, unm. 

2218. Elizabeth; to. George Moulton; d. 18G6. 

429-1008. Nathaniel Bigelow of Jaffrey, N. H., son of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
Mass., May 26, 1789 ; married, 1813, Catherine Tyler of Leom- 
inster. He moved to Marlborough, N. H., and moved back to 
Leominster about 1818, then afterwards moved to Jaffrey, N. H., 
where he died July 28, 1876, aged 87 years. She died Dec. 18, 
1867. Their children were : 

2219. fPERKiNS, b. Nov. 11, 1814; m. Anna M. Palmer. 

2220. Catherine, b. March 29, 1817; m. June 2, 1841, William Carter 

of Fitchburg, Mass. They had : 
i. William C, b. Aug. 7, 1843. 
ii. Zephyr B., b. April 11, 1850. 

2221. fJosEPH T., b. in Leominster, Sept. 15, 1819; m. Mary C. Barker. 

429-1009. Perkins Bigelow of Jaffrey, N. H., son of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
Mass., Feb. 25, 1791, and married, 1825, Relief Patrick. She 
died May 14, 1845, aged 42 years. He married second. May 18, 
1846, Elizabeth Crombie, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wright) 
Crombie, of Rindge, N. H. He died Jan. 16, 1877, aged 85 
years, 10 months, 21 days. They had two children : 

2222. Laura; d. Sept. 6, 1843, aged 16 years. 

2223. Edwin Patrick. 



230 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

429-1011. Dexter Bigelow of Framingham, Mass, son of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Rider) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, 
Jan. 16, 1795; married in Framingham, Jan. 5, 1824, Lydia 
Brigham, daughter of Lovell and Betty (Rice) Brigham. She 
was born in Marlborough, Aug. 28, 1801. They resided in 
Framingham, where he afterwards became associated with his 
brother David in the manufacture of paper. He died May 19, 
1875, aged 80 years. Their children were : 

2224. tGEOUGE William, h. Oct. 31, 1824; m. Grace C. Hoyt. 

2225. Elizabeth Ann, h. Dec. 21, 1829. 

429-1012. JosiAH Bigelow, son of Nathaniel and Anne 
(Rider) Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., Sept. 5, 1799 ; 
married in Harvard, Nov. 9, 1823, Exion Patterson of Harvard. 
He lived in Framingham at one time, where he was associated 
with his brothers in the manufacture of paper. He moved to 
Stoughton, Mass., where he died. Their children were : 

2226. Jerome W., b. Sept. 28, 1824. 

2227. Adelia L., h. March 23, 1827. 

432-1014. Jonathan Bigelow of Conway, Mass., son of 
John and Molly (Melvin) Bigelow, was born in Ashburnham, 
Mass., Jan. 25, 1773; married in Conway, 1798, Susanna 
Brooks, daughter of Abner and Anna (Hobart) Brooks of 
Groton, Mass. They resided in Conway, where he died Nov. 
12, 1819. She died Oct. 30, 1861. Their children were born 
in Conway : 

2228. Huldah, h. Oct. 16, 1798; m. 1821, Wilder Truesdale. 

2229. t Jonathan Brooks, h. April 12, 1800; w. Belief Newhall. 

2230. Mary, 6. Sept. 25, 1801; d. unm. 

2231. Washington, b. March 18, 1803; d. April 12, 1805. 

2232. Anna, b. June 23, 1804; m. 1821, Zebulon Paiue of Aslifield, 

Mass. They had : 
i. Zebulon. 
ii. Huldah. 
hi. Maria. And two others. 

2233. Sullivan, b. March 26, 1806 ; m. Nov. 12, 1837, Prudence Augusta 

Dyre ; went to California during the gold excitement, and was 
assassinated in 1851. They had one sou : 
i. Albert. 

2234. fSAMUEL, b. Aug. 22, 1807 ; m. Anna Jane Brooks. 

2235. Jane, b. Jan. 18", 1809 ; m. William Warren. 

2236. fHARVEY, b. Aug. 25, 1810; m. Sarah Jane Brooks. 

2237. Esther, b. Jan. 15, 1813; m. Nathan Emerson; res. Somerville. 

They had : 

i. Charles Henry. 
ii. Mary Jane; m. Oct., 1857, L. E. Chase. 



GENEALOGY. 231 

iii. Ellen Augusta. 
iv. George. 
V. Sarah Elizabeth. 
vi. Arthur. 
vii. William. 

2238. SmiNER, b. July 6, 1815; m. Hannah . 

2239. Amos, b. April 2, 1817; m. Mary Ann Curtis. 

432-1015. Silas Bigelow of Phelpstown, N. Y., son of 
John and Moll}' (Melvin) Bigelow, was born in Ashburnham, 
Mass., May 7, 1775 ; married, 1801, Anna Brooks of Conway, 
Mass. Their intention of marriage was entered at Conway, 
Feb. 2, 1801. About 1782 his father moved from Ashburn- 
ham to Conway, where he lived until his marriage ; he moved 
to Phelpstown, where he died, 1822. Their children were : 

2240. John. 

2241. Hubbard. 

2242. Morrison. 

2243. Mary. 

2244. Samuel Silas ; m. Electa Bigelow. 

432-1019. Abner Bigelow, son of John and Molly (Melvin) 
Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Oct. 23, 1783 ; married, 
1807, Louisa Guilford. (See Appendfs.) 

432-1020. Samuel Bigelow of Conway, Mass., son of John 
and Molly (Melvin) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Aug, 22, 
1785, and married Electa Wilder. They resided in Conway, 
where he died May 29, 1839. She was born 1791, and died 
Nov. 23, 1872. Their children were : 

2245. Eebekah, b. Jan. 24, 1813; d. Oct. 6, 1816. 

2240. Consider Wilder, b. July 19, 1814; in. Elizabeth R. Hunt. 

2247. tiNCREASE Bhiggs, b. June 28, 1817; m. Sophronia C. Hall. 

2248. Samuel, b. March 12, 1819; m. Calista Look; 7-es. Conway. 

2249. tSiLAS, b. April 25, 1820; m. Jane Torrcy. 

2250. Electa, b. Aug. 4, 1822; m. Samuel S. Bigelow. 

2251. WiLLLiM, b. July 12, 1825; d. May 19, 1827. 

2252. tWiLLiAM, b. June 16, 1827; m. Sarah Louisa Puller. 

2253. fERANKLiN, b. March 31, 1829; m. Jnliaette Dickinson. 

2254. Mary Salina, b. May 12, 1831 ; m. Jan. 4. 1849, Noah Graves of 

Whately, Mass., son of Plyna Graves. They had : 
i. Ella Louisa, b. 1851; m. L. Lyman, 
ii. Mary Electa, b. 1853. 
iii. Hattie M.aria, b. 1858. 
iv. Fred. Sherman, b. 1869. 

2255. Henry, b. April 7, 1839; d. Aug. 19, 1839. 

432-1025. Moses Foster Bigelow, son of John and Molly 
(Melvin) Bigelow, was born in Conway, 1798, and married, 



232 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Feb. 1, 1822, Mary Bardwell of Ashfield. They lived in Con- 
way a few years, then moved to Phelps, N. Y., and afterwards 
moved back to Conway. He died 1860, She was born 1803, 
and died Aug. 18, 1883. Their children were : 

2256. Orra Sherman, h. Oct. 27, 1822; m. Luana Alden. 

2257. fDEXTER E., h. Feb. 9, 1823; m. Frances M. Booth. 

2258. tWiLLiAM H., b. July, 1826; m. Alta D. Smith. 

2259. Lewis; d. young. 

2260. Jane; m. Joel M. Baldwin. 

2261. Mary; m. Almeron Dinsmore. 

2262. fMELViN Franklin, h. May 27, 1844 ; m. Eveline Burnham. 

433-1026. Levi Bigelow of Crown Point, N. Y., son of 
Nathan and Elizabeth (Oaks) Bigelow, was born in Ashburn- 
ham, Mass., July 13, 1771, and married, about 1797, Lucy 
Sampson of Ashburnham. His intention of marriage was en- 
tered at Ashburnham, Aug. 5, 1797, he then being of Mt. Holly, 
Vt. He moved to Crown Point about 1802. He died in Crown 
Point Aug. 26, 1825. She was born May 12, 1775, and died 
April 23, 1835. Their children were : 

2263. Olive, h. in Ashburnham, 1799; m. Moses Tottingham. 

2264. Ephraim, h. in Ashburnham, 1801 ; m. Electa Smith; d. 1826; res. 

Clarkson, Genesee Co., N. Y. They had two children. 

2265. Polly, h. in Crown Point, March, 1803; m. Nathan Durkee; res. 

Chittenden, Vt., where she d. May 9, 1867. 

2266. tRANSOM, h. Dec. 7, 1804; m. Laura Butterfleld. 

2267. ILevi, h. July 25. 1806; m. Mary Thompson. 

2268. Lucy, h. April 6, 1808; m. July 27, 1829, Alfred Nash; res. 

Lawrence, N. Y., where she d. March 26, 1839 ; he is now (1888) 
living in Lawrence. 

2269. Calvin, h. April, 1810; m. 

2270. Desta, h. Jan. 20, 1812; m. Sept. 24, 1834, Amos P. Nichols; 6. 

in St. Andrews, Can., Sept. 14, 1813; res. Nashville, Mich.; d. 
Aug. 2, 1879; she d. May 21, 1888. They had : 

i. Almeda H., h. April 12, 1836; m. Oct. 9, 1862, William 

L. Barnett; res. Grand Rapids, Mich, 
ii. Calvin A., h. Nov. 20, 1838; m. June 9, 1862, Sarah E. 

Disbrow; res. Eureka, Nev. 
iii. M. Eva, h. July 3, 1842; m. Aug. 8, 1874, William H. 

Young; res. Nashville, Mich, 
iv. Amos C., h. Feb. 9, 1845; m. Jan. 16, 1873, Minnie T. 

Tucker; res. Lansing, Mich, 
v. L. Almeron, h. Jan. 29, 1847 ; d. Feb. 22, 1848. 
vi. L. Adda, h. Feb. 18, 1849; res. Nashville; she is engaged 

in mercantile business. (See engraving.) 
vii. RiLLA J., h. Aug. 5, 1851 ; res. Nashville. 

2271. Roswell, h. June, 1814 ; m. Emeline Stacey. 

433-1031^. Amos Bigelow, son of Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Oaks) Bigelow, was probably born at Crown Point, N. Y., and 




2^ G^M<r.. C^crJ^J. 



GENEALOGY. 233 

married in New York State to Nancy Chilcott. He was a mill- 
wright, and moved to Michigan Territory, June 10, 1831, with 
his family and settled in Detroit, then an Indian trading town. 
Their children were : 

2273. fELiJAH E. ; res. Detroit, Mich. 

2274. tWiLLiAM C, b. July 24, 1816; m. Sally Ann Prindle. 

2275. Clinton; res. Battle Creek, Mich. 

2276. Seym )ur Landon. 

2277. Orlando Oakes ; d. in California, 1850. 

2278. Henry Clay; d. in St. Louis, Mo. 

2279. Charlotte C. ; m. Louis LaFountain; d. 1871. 

2280. Orphia; m. Daniel Pcarsall ; d. 1888. 

2281. Alice; m. Kichard Coe. 

2282. Emily C. ; d. young. 

2283. Mary Cornelia ; m. Hiram Hutson. 

433-1033. Joseph Bigelow, son of Nathan and Elizabeth 
(Oaks) Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y.(?), Feb. 15, 
1787, and married Catherine Chillott. She was born May 16, 
1794. They moved from Crown Point to Wisconsin. Their 
children were : 

2284. ROSETTA D., b. Sept. 11, 1811; d. Feb. 25, 1812. 

2285. William A., b. Jan. 2, 1813; d. Jan. 2, 1818. 

2286. Nancy Maria, b. Feb. 5, 1814; m. 1831, Horace B. Ormsby; res. 

Houghton, Mich. 

2287. William A., b. May 18, 1816; d. Feb. 12. 1817. 

2288. fJoHN W., b. Jan. 4, 1818; vi. Maryette Fish. 

2289. William A., b. March 31, 1820; d. March 31, 1820. 

2290. Polly L., b. Nov. 8, 1821 ; d. Sept. 30, 1822. 

2291. Rosetta D., b. July 6, 1823; m. Chapman. 

2292. Oscar W., b. Sept. 25, 1825; res. Tomah, Wis. 

2293. tAMOS A., b. Aug. 2, 1828; «i. Abby . 

2294. LuciNDA L., b. Feb. 14, 1831 ; m. Fish. 

2295. Daniel W., b. Jan. 4, 1833; m. ; res. Tomah, Wis. 

2296. Polly O., b. March 17, 1835; m. Trowbridge. 

2297. Hiram O., b. Dec. 11, 1839; m. ; res. Tomah, Wis. 

435-1035. Daniel Bigelow of Middlebury, Vt., son of 
Silas and Rachel (Pitts) Bigelow, was born in Westford, Mass., 
April 3, 1776, and married Betsey Town Wilkins, daughter of 
Jonathan Wilkins of Amherst, N. H., and granddaughter of 
Rev. Daniel Wilkins, the first minister in Amherst. She was 
born May 28, 1781, and died in Middlebury, Oct. 1, 1860, 
aged 79 years. They moved to Middlebury about 1805, where 
he died Feb. 6, 1850. Their children were : 

2298. Rachel, b. in Dublin, N. H., Oct. 20, 1797; d. March 8, 1803. 

2299. Daniel, b. in Stoddard, N. H., March 6, 1799; d. March 18, 1799. 

2300. Gardner Wilkins, b. in Stoddard, Jan. 25, 1800; d. March 8, 

1803. 
28 



234 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2301. Heman, h. in Stoddard, Oct. 29, 1801; d. same day. 

2302. Eliza, b. in New Ipswich, N. H., Dec. 13, 1803; m. April 14, 

1827, Earl P. Herrendeen; h. in Clarksburg, Mass., Aug., 1803; 
res. Weybridge, Vt., where he d. Feb. 17, 1850; she d. Sept. 4, 
1875. They had : 

i. Helen M., h. Jan. 25, 1828; m. Oct., 1864, Hiram H. 

Hurlburt; res. Bennington, Vt. 
ii. Mason E., b. May 23, 1834; to. Addie S. Holden; res. 
Mansfield, Mass. (Name changed to Mason E. Har- 
rington.) 
iii. Candace A., b. March 11, 1842; to. Aug. 25, 1875, Heni-y 
Bowditch; h. Sept. 11, 1828; d. Nov. 2, 1882; res. 
Bennington, Vt. 

2303. Ehoda, b. in Middlebury, March 9, 1807 ; to. Feb. 6, 1834, Dcn- 

zel F. Robinson; res. Crystal Lake, 111., Avhere he d. Jan. 11, 
1868. 
- 2304. Susan Wilkins, b. March S, 1809; to. Jan. 24, 1832, Ephraim H. 
Washburn, son of Miles and Elizabeth (Hathaway) Washburn; 
b. in Plainfield, Vt., March 1, 1799; learned the printer's art; 
res. Middlebury and Montpelier ; he d. April 2, 1844. Tliey had : 
i. George Miles, b. in Middlebury, Oct. 31, 1832; m. Dec. 
15, 1858, Lucy Faxon of Quincy; was a flour dealer 
in Boston for many years ; res. Quincy ; he d. while on 
a trip to Chicago, May 3, 1873. 
ii. Emma Eliza, b. in Montpelier, Jan. 8, 1835; m. Jan. 20, 
1853, George L. Harrington ; res. Weybridge, Vt. 

2305. Dexter Anson, b. Oct. 15, 1810; was lost at sea, 1840, unm. 

2306. fJoHN Lawrence, b. April 27, 1814; m. Fannie Dwellow. 

2307. James Wilkins, b. July 30, 1818; to. Dec. 25, 1843, Sophia 

Baldwin Markham ; b. March, 1815; d. June 7, 1866; he d. Aug. 
27, 1858; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

436-1044. Henry Bigelow, son of Simeon and Sarah (Fos- 
ter) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Sept. 16, 1781 ; mar- 
ried in Brandon, Vt., Oct. 10, 1810, Lucy Barnes. She was 
born in Brandon, Nov. 1, 1790, and died in Amherst, N. Y., 
Nov. 24, 1885. They lived in Brandon a few years and moved 
to Salisbury, Vt., and from there they went to Williamsville, a 
village in Amherst, N. Y., where he died March 13, 1859. 
Their children were : 

2308. IHarry Foster, b. in Brandon, Sept. 16, 1811; m. Mary Lucy 

Staples. 

2309. Lucy Leonora, b. in Brandon, Dec. 7, 1812; to. Sept. 16. l.-^oo, 

Jacob Van Brunt; she now lives in Westmoreland, Kan., where 
she is engaged in mercantile business ; no issue. 

2310. Lovine, b. in Brandon, June 22, 1814; to. Oct. 1, 1847, Simon 

Rothwick; d. in Kalamazoo, Mich., June 18, 1872; he d. in 
Ogden, Utah, 1880. They had : 

i. Henry Bigelow ; is a lawyer in Hermau, Minn., ^^nm. 
ii. WiLLARD Eugene; res. San Francisco, Cal. 
iii. Edward Epicurus; res. San Francisco, Cal., ?mTO. 

iv. Addie; to. May 25, 1887, McClure; res. West 

Austiutown, Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 235 

2311. Louisa, 6. in Salisbury, Vt., April 30, 1816; m. April IG, 1800, 

Hon. Phillip C. SchuyUir of Kansas ; he -was the first Secretary 
of the State; he d. July IG, 1872; she is now living with her 
sister Lucy, in Westmoreland ; no issue. 

2312. Laura Tknney, b. in Salisbury, April, 1818; m. 1838, Charles J. 

Campbell; res. Amherst, N. Y., where she d. Jan. 9, 1842; he 
d. in Sioux City, Iowa. They had : 

i. Marian; d. March 13, 1857, in Amherst, 
ii. Lucy, h. Sept., 1841; d. Feb. 14, 1842. 

436-1045. Rev. Noah Bigelow, son of Simeon and Sarah 
(Foster) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Marcli 4, 1783. 
His father soon after moved to Brandon, Vt. Wlien a young 
man he became a convert to the Metliodist faith, and was 
licensed to preach in 1809. He was the first of the family to be 
converted, but afterwards most of tlie family came to accept the 
same doctrine. He married Sally Jackson in the spring of 1819, 
and for many years he preached the doctrines of Methodism in 
Vermont and the upper valley of the Hudson River. He finally 
settled in New York City, where he died. His widow died in 
New York City, 1887. Their children were : 

2313. Harriet, 6. 1820; d. in New York City, previous to 1840. 

2314. Jane, b. 1822; m. 1840, Pell; d. about 1843. 

2315. Samuei^, b. 1828 ; d. previous to 1855, unm. 

436-1046. Nahum Bigelow, son of Simeon and Sarah (Fos- 
ter) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Feb. 9, 1785; like his 
father he grew up a farmer and stock raiser, but Yankee rest- 
lessness soon drove him out in the world, and taking a peddler's 
pack, he travelled about the country until he was married, Dec. 
12, 1826, to Mary Gibbs in Lawrence ville. 111. While living in 
that place two children, Hiram and Mary Jane, were born to 
them. The couple decided to move to Coles Co., and lived there 
for ten years. Here Lucy, Asa, Elijah, Lavinia, Liola and 
Sariah, were born. Here too the Gospel called Mormouism was 
preached to Nahum, and after some time given to thought and 
prayer, himself, wife and two eldest children were baptized 
April 1, 1829. Another move was then made to Mercer Co., 
where two more sons, Moroni and Daniel, were born. Still 
another move to Hancock Co. was made in 1843, and here the 
last child, Joseph Smith, was born. The character of Nahum was 
one of frank, sturdy independence. Honest to a fault, generous, 
quick tempered and affectionate, his children bear resemblance 
more or less to the father. He was inclined to invention, was 



236 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

what was called aptly, a "good provider" for his family. Brave 
but not reckless, he gave one man a proof of his fearlessness. 
It was when the Mormons were being persecuted, mobbed and 
driven like sheep by ravenous wolves, in Hancock and adjoining 
counties of Illinois. Threatened with his life, one night a man 
knocked at Nahum's door demanding admittance. (It was the 
day, the very hour, in which the mob had threatened to come 
and burn and kill every one beneath the old farmer's roof) . 
Three times Nahum asked who was the intruder and what was 
his business, three times he was told gruffly and laconically to 
open the door and let the stranger in. Suiting his action to the 
determination expressed in words, the supposed mobocrat put 
his shoulder to the door and pushed his way in. Sorry the 
moment, for Nahum quietly reached for his gun, and as the man 
sprang into the room, a rifle shot rang through the house, and 
the stranger turned and fled, yelling as he ran, " Boys I am 
shot." The supposed mobocrat turned out to be one of a posse 
of men sent from Carthage, on Nahum's own application, to 
defend the family ; they had purposely concealed their identity to 
practice a poor joke on the naturally excited family. Dearly, 
almost with his life, the unfortunate Lieutenant paid for his fun. 
However, he was honest enough to make out a deposition setting 
forth the facts, sending it to Carthage, and thus saved probably 
the life of the farmer. Nahum, indeed was overwhelmed with 
shame and remorse when he saw whom he had shot, but could 
only say reproachfully " Why didn't you tell me, man, who you 
were ; I would as soon shot my wife and children ? " It was some 
months after this, after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hiram 
Smith, that an old neighbor but a bitter Mormon hater, asked the 
farmer to take a " friendly " breakfast with him and administered 
a deadly poison in the cup of coffee. Only by faith and constant 
prayer did Nahum rise up from the bed of agony and death upon 
which this "friendly" act threw him. For months he suffered 
all that mortality could endure and still exist. Through it all, 
his one constant prayer was, " Father, only let me live till I can 
get my family out of 'this horrible mob-ridden country into the 
great unknown regions of the "West, and then when they are safe 
and in peace, I am ready to go." 

It was so ; after going through the heart-rending scenes of the 
drivings of Missouri, he was enabled to emigrate his family to 





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GENEALOGY. 237 

Utah in 1850, he and his family settling for the winter in Farm- 
ington. His daughters, Mary Jane and Lucy, were married to 
President Brigham Young and remained in Salt Lake City. In 
the winter the poisoned martyred body of the brave old farmer 
failed rapidly, and on Jan. 28, 1851, the spirit took its flight to 
that Rest so faithfully earned. His wife, Mary, died at St. 
George, Utah, April 19, 1888, at the home of her daughter 
Lucy ; she was born in Lisle, Broome Co., N. Y., June 26, 1809, 
and was in her 79th year. As a whole, the descendants of sturdy 
Nahum Bigelow show all the distinctive family traits and are 
everywhere honored as friends, neighbors and citizens. Rejoic- 
ing in their honorable name and family, each seems to feel a 
peculiar pleasure in performing his part so that it may be said of 
all, " Behold a family in whom there is no guile." — [Sketch writ- 
ten by a granddaughter, Mrs. Susa Young Gates]. 
The following are the children of Nahum : 

2310. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 15, 1827; m. March, 1847, Brigham Young; 
later she left the family of Brigham Young, and m. again and 
had one child ; she d. Sept. 26, 1868 ; the child d. soon after. 

2317. tHiRAM, h. May 20, 1829; m. Martha Mecham ; res. Provo several 

years, and is now at Springerville, Arizona; has a large family; 
is an earnest follower of the Mormon Church. 

2318. Lucy, b. Oct. 3,1830; m. March, 1847, President Brigham Young: 

" she was always a true and loving wife and a most fond and 
devoted mother ; a fervent follower of her Saviour's Cause and 
Kingdom * * * a fond fi'iend and a most prayerful earnest 
seeker after truth wherever it is to be found." The portrait of 
Mrs. Young was a recent one, she being in her sixtieth year. 
She had three daughters : 

i. EuDORA Lavinia, h. May 12, 1852; m. Judge Albert 

Hagan; res. Spokane Falls, Wash.; a lawyer in that 

city, 
ii. SusA Amelia, b. March 18, 1856; m. Jacob F. Gates, a 

business man of Prevo City, Utah ; she is the editor of 

the " Young Woman's Journal," published at Prevo, 

Utah ; has four children, 
ii. Rhoda Mabel, b. Feb. 22. 1863; m. Brigham Witt, a 

farmer and stock raiser; res. Heber City, Utah. 

2319. tAsA Elijah, b. Feb. 2, 1832 : m. Julia Ann Cook. 

2320. Lavina, b. March 24, 1834; m. March, 1851, John Wesby Witt, 

and settled in Heber City, where they had a large family, most 
of whom are married. 

2321. LiOLA, b. Oct. 4, 1835; d. Aug. 15, 1845. 

2322. Sariah, b. Jan. 29, 1838; m. Aug., 1853, Daniel D. Cook, son of 

Henry L. and Nancy Cook; she d. in Fairfield, Utah, Jan. 11, 
1877, leaving several children. 

2323. tMoRONi. b. Sept. I, 1840; m. Elvira Jane Mecham. 

2324. Daniel, b. March 18, 1842; m. July 23, 1865, Permelia Mecham, 

daughter of Ephraim and PoUie Mecham ; res. Wallsburg, Utah, 
where they have a little family ; he is well known in his locality 



238 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

for his sterling honesty and firm integrity, and faithfulness to 
the religion of his father. 

2325. Joseph Smith, b. July 4, 1844; d. April 19, 1845. 

436-1048. Hiram Bigelow Strong, son of Simeon and Sai-ah 
(Foster) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Jan. 2, 1789. His 
mother dying when he was but a few weeks old, he was taken 
and cared for and brought up by a childless couple who lived in 
Brandon, and were well known as Dea. Ephraim and Aunt Lydia 
Strong ; they made him their heir on condition that he add the 
name of Stroug to that he had received from his parents, which 
he accepted. He married Jan. 1, 1811, Lucy Cutler. She died 

1818. He married second, widow Cutler. They resided 

in Brandon where they both died the same day in 1842, as did 
also their youngest child, an infant a few weeks old. Their chil- 
dren were : 

2326. WHvLIam W., b. 1830; m. Mitta Carpenter; she d. leaving two 

daughters ; they res. in Chicago. 

2327. Franklin Foster; to.; res. Chicago. 

2328. Emma Bigelow ; i-es. Chicago, unm. 

2329. A Daughter. 

2330. A Daughter. 

2331. Martin Van Buken; kiUed at the Battle of Antietam, Va., Sept. 

17, 18G3. 

2332. A child, b. 1842; d. a few weeks old. 

436-1049. Dr. Elltah A. Bigelow, son of Simeon and 
Elizabeth (Avery) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Dec. 13, 
1790 ; he married first Diantha June ; she died in Brandon, and 
he married second Milly June ; she died in Buffalo, N. Y., 1843. 
He was a dentist and practiced in Vermont, Buffalo and Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and Toronto, Out. He died in New York City, 1847. 
He had no children by his first wife, but had by his second wife : 

2333. Diantha June, b. 1821; m. Le Row about 1843; she d. in 

Boston, leaving two children : 

i. Caroline Bigelow, an author and teacher; res. 

Brooklyn, 
ii. William, was killed in Penn. by a dynamite explosion, 
leaving a widow and one child living in Lynn. 

2334. William Augustus, b. 1823 ; d. unm. at Le Row's Academy, 

Staten Island ; a graduate of Yale College. 

436-1050. Major Daniel P. Bigelow, son of Simeon and 
Elizabeth (Avery) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., March 14, 
1792; married, Feb. 8, 1821, Betsey Knights, she was born 
Aug. 22, 1804, and died April 6, 1868. He moved from Vermont 
to New York State, and lived in Barre, and became prominent 



GENEALOGY. 239 

in his locality ; he was well known in military circles, and 
acquired the title of Major in the New York State militia. He 
died in Barre, March 23, 1853. Their children were : 

2335. Harriet Pbrmelia, b. Dec. 29, 1821 ; m. March 4, 1852, Geo. W. 

Moore; res. Medina, Mich., -where she d. April 15, 1880. They 
had : 

i. George D.\jstel, b. Feb. 21, 1853; res. Medina, 
ii. Hattie Louise, b. Marcli 10, 1860; res. Medina. 

2336. Adelia Sarah, b. Jiilv 1, 1823; m. Sept. 9, 1842, Romulus S. 

Buckland ; she d. in Paxton, 111., May 7, 1862. They had : 
i. Sarah L., b. Nov. 1, 1847; d. July 6, 1848. 
ii. Miranda A., b. July 12, 1850; d. April 21, 1864. 
iii. Charles S., b. April 12, 1856; d. Aug. 19, 1856. 

2337. Olive Diana, b. May 14, 1827 ; m. June 1, 1848, Roswell Atchinson. 

She is now living in Spencerport, N. Y., a widow; no issue. 

2338. William Wallace, b. June 16, 1830; d. March 14. 1831. 

2339. tSEYMOUR Jerome, b. July 5, 1832 ; m. Marion H. Coolbaugh. 

2340. Betsey Louisa, b. July 30, 1835; m. Nov. 20, 1855, Henry A. 

Hatch; res. Battle Creek, Mich. ; she d. Feb. 7, 1867 ; no issue. 

436-1056. Simeon Bigelow, son of Simeon and Elizabeth 
(Avery) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Feb. 25, 1803 ; 
married, May 1, 1828, Charity Charlotte Childs. She was born 
June 11, 1808. They resided in Brandon a few years, then 
moved to Barre, N. Y., where they settled, and he died March 19, 
1866 ; she died March 18, 1865. Their children were : 

2341. tDANiEL Henry, b. in Brandon, Jan. 29, 1829 ; m. Anne Wiledon. 

2342. Mary Elizabeth, 6. in Barre, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1831 ; m. Dec. 18, 

1856, Henry P. Tyler; res. Barre. They had: 

i. Frank Simeon, b. Sept. 7, 1859; res. Albion, N. Y. 

2343. Emma Augusta, b. in Barre, Nov. 11, 1835; in. Jan. 1, 1855, 

Samuel Tent; res. Barre; she d. July 9, 1860. They had: 
i. Hattie, b. 1856; d. in Barre, 1862. 
ii. A daughter. 

2344. fEDWiN Wallace, b. in Barre, March 18, 1845; m. Maggie Jane 

McKay. 

451-1061. Zenas Bigelgvt, son of Solomon Bigelow, was 

probably born in New Hampshire, and married Mary ; 

they resided for a time in Salisbury, Vt., but in 1801, we find 
that he settled in Township 12, R. 1, in Western New York, 
and we find but little concerning his family. From the town 
records of Salisbury, Vt., we get the following:^ 

2345. " Tamzin, daughter to Zenas Bigelow and Mary his wife, was 

born at Salisbury, May 17, A. D. 1791." 

453-1069. Joel Bigelow, son of Joel and Abigail (Call) 
Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Vt., Nov. 13, 1779 ; married, 
Oct. 31, 1802, Cynthia, daughter of John and Levine Fisk, born 



240 - THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

in Grand Isle, Vt., May 10, 1783. The above John Fisk was 
High Constable of the Home District in Upper Canada, and was 
lost on board the schooner Speedy^ October, 1804 (while con- 
ducting a prisoner to be tried), from York to Newcastle, the 
vessel with all on board being lost in a storm. Joel Bigelow 
resided in Newmarket, a post village in the Township of East 
Gwillimbury, Ontario, and he was preparing himself for the 
ministry in the Methodist Church, when he died, Jan. 27, 1806. 
Cyntbia, his widow, died in Newmarket, Sept. 8, 1846. Their 
children were born in Newmarket : 

2353. fHiRAM, h. Aug. 19, 1803; m. Mary Armstrong. 

2354. Lkvine, h. July 18, 1806; m. Oct. 20, 1826, Lewis Lavella, h. in 

Montreal, P. Q., 1804; d. 1877; shed, in Newaygo, Mich., 1878. 

They had : 

i. Joel, b. at Holland Landing, Ont., May 22, 1835; m. 
March 7, 1875, Abigail G. Howe, daughter of Daniel 
and Roxey (Smith) Howe, h. in Hartland, N. Y., 1844; 
he d. in Big Rapids, Mich., May 24, 1883 ; they have an 
adopted child, Rosa Bell, h. Oct. 1, 1880. 

453-1072. Benjamin Bigelow, son of Joel and Abigail (Call) 
Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Vt., Feb. 14, 1785; married, 
1806, Sarah Kise Belding, born in Vermont, 1784 ; died in 
Ernesttown, Ont., June 19, 1877. He left Toronto about 1823, 
and was never heard from after. Their children were : 

23.55. LuCENA, h. Sept. 11, 1807; d. March 31, 1822. 

2356. Joel, 5. in Toronto, Dec. 24, 1810; he left for the States in 1832, 

and was never afterwards heard from. 

2357. Mary Ann Elizabeth, b. in Toronto, Nov. 26, 1814; m. Jan. 26, 

1837, William Webster, son of Robert and Mary (Tait) Webster, 
b. May 25, 1816; res. Ernesttown, Ont. They had 6. in 
Ernesttown : 

1. William Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1837; m. Oct. 10, 1864, 
Mary T. Ryan, daughter of Michael and Bridget 
(Kehoe) Ryan, b. in Old Ross, Ireland, Sept. 5, 1840; 
res. Jordan, N. Y. 
ii. John Alonzo, b. Nov. 2, 1839 ; m. Feb. 2, 1887, Wealtha 
M. Cronk, daughter of Walter S. and Margaret 
(Potter) Cronk, b. in Richmond, Ont., Jan. 28, 1864; 
res. Morven, Ont. 
iii. Sarah Ann, b. Jan. 10, 1842; d. Dec. 16, 1861. 
iv. Charles Tait, b. July 20, 1845 ; d. July 22, 1846. 
V. Mary Caroline, b. July 9, 1849 ; m. Jan. 29, 1873, Geo. 
W. Benjamin, son of Ebenezer and Maria (Caton) 
Benjamin, 6. in Kingston, Ont., Sept. 22, 1847; rea. 
Kingston, Ont. 
vi. Martha Sophia, b. Nov. 7, 1851; m. April 18,1872, 
Robert Perry, son of Daniel F. and Eliza A. (Fralick) 
Perry, b. in Belleville, Ont., June 18, 1848; res. North 
Fredericksburg, Ont. 



GENEALOGY. 241 

453-1074. Levi Bigelow, son of Joel and Abigail (Call) 
Bigelow, was horn in Springfield, Vt., Dec. 18, 1786 ; married, 
March 29, 1807, Margaret Kilbreatli, daughter of John 
Kilbreath, of P^dwardsburg, Ont. ; born at Point Cardinal, 
Edwardsburg, April 25, 1789. John Kilbreath was a United 
Empire Loyalist, and was in the British service during the 
Revolution, and he and his sons and daughters received free 
grants of land in Canada because of such service. Levi Bigelow 
lived with his father until a young man, when he went from 
home ; after his marriage he resided a few years at Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y., and then moved to Canada, and taught school one 
winter prior to 1812, at Rednersville, in the township of 
Ameliasburg, Ont. ; he received the appointment of Sergeant 
in the incorporated militia, and in that capacity served in the 
Quartermaster's Department in the war of 1812 ; he moved 
his family to York (No. Toronto) and resided there until 1823, 
when he moved to Port Hope, Ont. He subsequently moved to 
Bowmanville, Ont., where he resided many years. At the close 
of the war of 1812, he was engaged in mercantile business in 
Toronto two or three years, and after that time he was appointed 
Deputy Sheriff at York, which office he held four or five years, and 
resigned in 1823, when he moved to Port Hope. He received a 
patent for Lot 26, third Concession of the Township of Madoe, 
Ont., from the Government for his services in the war of 1812. 
He was a prominent member of the Masonic Order. The latter 
part of his life he spent with his daughter Sarah Maria, at Port 
Hope, at whose house he was fatally injured by falling down 
stairs, Dec. 18, 1869, and died Dec. 22, 1869. His wife died 
at Bowmanville, Sept. 16, 1854. Their children were : 

2358. John, b. in Ogxlensburg, N. Y., March, 1808; d. June 10, 1809. 

2359. fjAMES Kilbreath, b. in Ogdensburg, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1809; m. 

Mary Duff. 

2360. Ei.LEN Sophia, b. in Ameliasburg, Ont., Sept. 3, 1812; m. 

Feb. 14, 1837, John Beavis, b. near Enniskellen, Ireland, about 
1810; they res. in Clark, Co. Durham, Ont., where he was 
Postmaster from 1836 to 1861 ; was appointed Ensign of 
Militia, 1841 ; Capt. of Militia, 1851 ; ancl was Justice of the 
Peace many years. She res. Oak Park, 111. They had : 

i. Margaket Rebecca, b. June 3, 1839 ; d. June 4, 1839. 
ii. Catherine Sophia, b. Aug. 22, 1841; m. April 7, 1883, 
WiUiam Scott, son of Daniel and Roxey (Todd) Scott, 
b. in Waterbury, Ct., Jan. 2, 1835; res. Fernwood, 
lU. 

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242 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iii. Margaret Rebecca, h. Feb. 20, 1844 ; m. May 18, 1804, 
Rudolph E. Schultz, son of Prof. Johann Carl and 
Mathille (Grothe) Schultz. (Prof. Schultz was Direc- 
tor of the Royal School of Arts at Dantzic, Prussia) ; 
h. in Dantzic, March 17, 1833; res. Woodlawn, 111. 

iv. John Bigelow, h. May 11, 1845; m. Dec. 10, 1870, Mary 
M. Lord, daughter of Edmond W. and Rezine E. 
(Prescott) Lord, h. in Elba, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1845, res. 
Hart, Mich. 

V. Eleanor Jane. h. May 19, 1847; ni. Feb. 14, 1877, Robert 
F. Bullen, son of Simeon and Eliza (Tiflauy) Bulleu, 
6. in Deleware, Ont., Feb. 14, 1848; she died June 20, 
1886. 

vi. James William, h. Sept. 12, 1849; m. Nov. 30, 1872, 
Annie Dale, daughter of Geo. T. and Mary A. (Green- 
wood) Dale, h. in Durham, Eng., Sept. 19, 1850, res. 
Chicago, 
vii. Thomas, h. Feb. 19, 1851; d. March 6, 1851. 
viii. Maria Alice, h. Jan. 12, 1853; m. May 27, 1873, James 
Harvey, son of William and Mary (Cooke) Harvey, 
6. in Loudon, Eng., April 7, 1840; res. Oak Park, 111. 

2361. John, h. in Toronto, Feb. 23, 1815; d. Sept. 4, 1851. 

2362. Sarah Maria, b. in Toronto, March 6, 1817; m. Nov. 24, 1839, 

Robert Charles Smith, son of John D. and Susan (Hawkins) 
Smith, &. in Port Hope, Out., July 6, 1817; d. June 1, 1886. 
He was an extensive dealer and manufacturer of lumber, and 
res. at Port Hope; she d. Dec. 23, 1874. They had : 
i. Margaret, b. in Bowmanville, 1840; d. young, 
ii. Annette, b. in Hope, Ont., 1841; m. June 17, 1879, 
Joseph Jellyman, son of James and Jane (McVey) 
Jellyman, b. in Cardinal, Ont., Oct. 18, 1851; res. 
Woodlawn, Cook Co., 111. 
iii. Agnes, b. in Consecon, Out., 1843; m. Nov. 26, 1873, 
George H. G. McVity; she d. Nov. 25, 1888; res. 
Port Hope, 
iv. Alice, b. in Consecon, Ont., 1845 ; m. Geo. B. Underwood ; 
res. Toronto. 
V. Robert Charles, b. in Consecon, 1847; m. Oct. 1, 1869, 
Minnie Sowden ; res. Port Hope, 
vi. Anna, b. in Consecon, Aug. 13, 1849; m. Sept. 3, 1867, 

John Fisk Bigelow. 
vii. Charlotte M., b. in Port Hope, 1851; m. Feb. 2, 1889, 

John McBeth; res. Winnipeg. 
viii. Francis W. I., b. in Port Hope", July 26, 1858 ; d. Jan. 17, 
1865. 

2363. tWiLLiAM, b. in Toronto, March 29, 1819 ; m. Rebecca A. Graham. 

2364. Margaret Catherine, b. in Toronto, June 20, 1821 ; m. Jan. 1, 1850, 

Dalton UUyott, 6. in Foston, Eng., Feb. 28, 1827; she d. 

Oct. 30, 1883. He is a large manufacturer and dealer in lumber ; 

res. Peterborough, Ont. They had : 

i. Margaret Annie, b. in Port Hope, Dec. 6, 1850 ; m. 
June 17, 1870, Joseph W. Fitzgerald, sou of James 
and Elizabeth (Graham) Fitzgerald, b. in Millbrook, 
Out., June 18, 1848; res. Parry Sound, Ont. 
ii. Minnie Maud, ft. in Port Hope, about Sept., 1852; m. 
Feb. 13, 1872, Geo. Cunningham, son of Geoi'ge and 
Jemima (Jameson) Cunningham, b. in Peterborough, 
Out., Nov. 21, 1849; she d.^Dec. 4, 1873; res. Fenelon 
Falls, Ont. 



GENEALOGY. 243 

iii. Florenck Sophia, b. in Port Hope, Nov. 15, 1853; m. 

Dec. 14, 1880, Douirlass J. Lundy, son of "William and 

Margaret Lundy, b. in Peterborough, Ont., 1859; res. 

Peterborough, 
iv. Clara Arabella, b. in Port Hope, Sept. 24, 1857 ; m. 

1887, Geo. "W. Rubidge; res. Peterborough. 
V. Katie Maria, b. in Port Hope, Dec. 7, 1859; m. Dec. 22, 

1880, Geo. G. Gladinan, son of Thomas Gladman, b. 

in Lindsay, Ont., May 24, 1855; res. Parry Sound, Ont. 
vi. Mabel Dalton, b. in Port Hope, Dec. 18, 186- ; m. 1885, 

Harry C. Stapleton; res. Peterborougli, Out. 

2365. fRoBERT Charles, 6. in Port Hope, Sept. 15, 1824; m. Clarissa 

Walt. 

2366. Robert, 6. in Port Hope, June 5, 1826 ; d. Nov. 6, 1829. 

453-1075. James Bigelow, son of Joel and Abigail (Call) 
Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Vt., Aug. 7, 1790; married, 
Jan. 16, 1823, Lucretia Frank, daughter of Andrew and 
Lucretia (Huntington) Frank, born in Moukton, Vt., April 18, 
1799 ; she died in Bangor, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1869. Though little 
favored with educational advantages (having but seven months 
schooling up to the age of twelve), by hard work and study 
during the winter evenings by the fire light, he attained to a 
degree of proficiency that would have done credit to a college 
graduate. He was engaged in teaching much of the time for 
twenty years ; was a practical surveyor, and carried on the tin- 
smith business besides overseeing of a farm. By accident his 
father was made a cripple for life, and his mother being many 
years an invalid, the family were so reduced that he never had 
shoes upon his feet until twelve years of age ; and yet he had 
to draw from the forest on a hand-sled, much of the wood used 
by the family during his childhood. Whenever he could borrow 
a book from any party, his crippled father would sit up all 
night and hear him read. He had a remarkable memory, and 
later in life he became proficient in Masonic work of thii'teen 
degrees, and was for a year or two Grand Lecturer among the 
lodges of what was then called Upper Canada. His character 
was spotless, his integrity beyond suspicion. He was much 
attached to his kindred, even in a remote degree. He became 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Plattsburg, 
N. Y., 1824, and removed to Bangor, N. Y., 1826, where he 
died May 12, 1879, aged 88 years, 9 months, 5 days. Their 
children were : 

2367. tANDREW Frank, 6. in Plattsburg, N. Y., March 18, 1824; m. 

Mariou H. Purmont. 



244 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2368. Marianne, b. in Plattsburg, Sept. 22, 1825 ; m. Jan. 8, 1851, Hiram 

Harwood of Nortli Bangor ; res. Bangor, where tliey liacl : 

i. Justin M., h. Oct. 29, 1851 ; m. Jan. 29, 1879, Mary Clark 
of Trout River, P. Q. ; res. Bangor. 

ii. Watson H., b. June 8, 1854; m. Dec. 13, 1882, Mrs. M. 
H. Martin, daughter of Daniel Averill of South 
Malone ; he studied medicine and graduated at Univer- 
sity of Vermont, June 9, 1881 ; is now located at 
Chasm Falls, N. Y. 

iii. Theron L., b. Sept. 12, 1856; m. 1882, Cleora H. Jones ; 
res. Dakota. 

iv. Lucy M., b. July 9, 1860; m. George B. Oberton. 

2369. Phebe Ermine, b. Sept. 28, 1827; m. Oct. 21, 1855, Orson Leroy 

Reynolds ; res. Bombay, N. Y. , afterwards in Bangor ; she now 
lives in Brandon, N. Y. ; he d. April, 1887 ; he was an extensive 
dealer in lumber. They had : 

i. Ella E., b. Feb. 18, 1857; d. Dec. 3, 1875. 
ii. Frank Bigelow, b. July 31, 1858 ; res. Franklin Co., N. Y. 
iii. Willie L., b. Oct. 20, i859 ; d. Sept. 2, 1862. 
iv. James Newton, b. Aug. 8, 1861 ; is of the firm of 0. L. 

Reynolds' Sons. 
V. Herbert H., b. Jan. 22, 1863; is of the firm of O. L. 

Reynolds' Sons, 
vi. George A., b. Aug. 24, 1864; d. March 27, 1869. 
vii. Barton L., b. Aug. 16, 1866; graduated at Franklin 
Academy, Malone, N, Y., 1887. 

2370. Sarah Maria, b. Nov. 22, 1829; res. with her brother James. 

2371. Martha A., ft. Nov. 14, 1832; m. 1858, William Taylor, of West 

Bangor. Their children were : 
i. Mary E., b. July 17, 1862. 
ii. Hattie B., b. Nov. 1, 1866. 
iii. Bernard H., b. 1872. 
iv. Howard, b. Sept. 7, 1877. 

2372. Ellen A., b. Nov. 11, 1835; m. Dec. 2, 1856, Charles L. Wilcox 

of Bangor; he d.; she m. second, Orsamus Crooks of Malone; 
she is now living a widow at Malone. She has : 

i. Lucy Henrietta Wilcox, b. Sept. 12, 1857 ; m. ; res. 

Malone. 
ii. Grace G., b. Oct. 26, 1869. 
iii. Daughter, not living. 

2373. James C, b. March 27, 1840 ; res. at the old homestead at Bangor, 

unm. 

460-1078. James Bigelow, son of James and Mary (Sawyer) 
Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Jan. 1, 1766 ; married 
Betsey Davis ; they resided in Skowhegan, Me. ; their children 
were all born in Skowhegan : 

2374. tCusHMAN, b. Dec. 15, 1797; m. Thankful Bowden. 

2375. tAMASA, b. Sept. 22, 1799 ; m. Mary A. Davis. 

2376. Mary, b. May 5, 1801; «i. Joseph Merrill, March, 1827; res. St. 

Albans ; she d. Jan. 19, 1830. They had : 

i. James, b. June 26, 1828; d. Feb. 4, 1851. 
ii. Mary Elliot, b. Jan. 14, 1830; m. Simon Wing; res. 
Boston, where she d. Aug. 28, 1880. They had one 
son and a daughter. 



GENEALOGY. 245 

2377. Susan, h. Dec. 29, 1803 ; m. June 22, 1826, Sullivan Lothrop ; res. 

St. Albans, where he d. Oct. 7, 1882. They had : 
i. Amasa. 

ii. James; res. California, 
iii. Daniel; res. Boston, Mass. 

iv. M ELLEN. 

V. Mary; res. Oshkosh, Wis, 
vi. Olive; m. Ford; res. Oshkosh, Wis. 

2378. t James, h. March 18, 1805; m. Louisa Ablx'y. 

2379. JOANN. /'. Sept. 21, 1808 ; m. Hawes ; lie d. ; slie m. second, 

Israel Vining; res. St. Albans; he d. 1860; she d. Dec. 25, 1876. 
They had : 

i. Rosetta Hawes. 
ii. Nathaniel Vining. 
iii. CusHMAN Vining. 

2380. tJoNATHAN, b. Oct. 17, 1811; m. Melissa Abbey. 

2381. Betsey, h. Aug. 25, 1814; to. April 20, 1835, Jabez Foss, son of 

Obed and Mary (Bradbury) Foss ; h. in Hollis, Me., May 18, 1809 ; 
res. St. Albans, where he d. April 3, 1877; she is noAV (1889) 
in St. Albans. They had : 

i. Louisa R., 5. Aug. 22, 1836; d. June 16, 1846. 
ii. Mary Susan, h. Sept. 2, 1838; m. May 12, 1860, Brown- 
ing G. Fairbrother, h. in China, Me., Nov. 12, 1836. 
They had : 

Cora, h. Aug. 3, 1861; to. Jan. 5, 1881, Charles 

Coolidge. 
EvaB., 5. Nov. 19, 1873. 
iii. Eleanor E., b. Sept. 14, 1842; d. Jan. 11, 1845. 
iv. Gustave Milton, b. Dec. 5, 1844; d. Dec. 16, 1860. 
V. James Selden, b. Nov. 7, 1848; to. Nov. 25, 1869, Josie 
M. King, b. in Newport, Me., 1846; d. in Portland, 
Ore., Dec. 7, 1884; he to. second, Alice Davis. They 
had: 

Carroll E., 6. June 30, 1871 ; d. Sept. 19, 1880. 
Edson S., b. March, 1874; d. May, 1875. 
Daisy, b. Dec. 15, 1877. 
vi. Edson Samuel, b. Jan. 9, 1854; to. Nov. 21, 1883; d. 
April 12, 1888. 

2382. Sarah, b. Dec. 20, 1817; to. Ira Atwood; res. St. Albans, where 

she d. Jan. 1, 1877. They had : 
i. jAJfES B. 

ii. Horace Greeley ; res. Biddeford, Me. 
iii. Charles E. 
iv. Mary Louisa. 

2383. Hannah, 6. April 27, 1820; to. March 25, 1840, Seth Emery; res. 

St. Albans, where she d. April 25, 1882. They had : 
i. Ellen ; m. ; res. St. Albans, 
ii. Susan. 
iii. Bettie. 
iv. Anna. 

V. Sylvanus; res. Williamsport, Penn. 
vi. Gustavus; res. Williamsport, Penn. 
vii. Darius. 

2384. Louisa, b. Jan. 20, 1824; m. Amasa B. Pratt. 

460-1079. George Bigelow, son of James and Mary (Saw- 
yer) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Jan. 17, 1768; 



246 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

married Mary Clark ; he resided in Bloomfield, Maine, where he 
had a large family, and died May 22, 1855, an honest and 
upright man. Their children were : 

2385. Hannah, h. Juue, 1794; m. William Weston; res. Bloomfield. 

2386. Mary Sawyer, J>. June, 1796; m. Oliver Goodrich; res. Clinton, 

Maine. 

2387. Aholiab, h. July 1, 1798; m. Rebecca Bray; res. Bucla, 111. 

2388. John E., 6. March 19, 1800; m. Cynthia Hopkins; res. Corinna, 

Maine. 

2389. Abraham, b. Aug. 12, 1802; m. Lydia Knowles ; res. Corinna. 

2390. Joseph, b. May 13, 1804; m. Laura Russell; res. Skowhegan; he 

d. 1884. 
239L tGKORGE, h. May 28, 1806; m. Martha K. Boardman. 
2.392. Josiah, b. Aug. 13, 1808; m. Susan Perkins; res. Burnham, Me; 

he d. Oct., 1888. 

2393. Benjamin F., b. July 6, 1812; m. Lavinia Herring; res. Neponset, 

111. 

2394. tHiRAM, b. April 3, 1816 ; m. Hannah McPeters. 

2395. Nathan, 6. Sept., 1818; m. Sophrouia Richards; was a cripple; 

res. Bloomfield ; d. July, 1855. 

460-1081. Samuel Bigelow, son of James and Mary (Saw 
yer) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Nov. 3, 1769; 
married Rebecca Steward. He died in New Brunswick, 1825. 
She died in Bloomfield, 1841. They had three children born in 
Canaan, Me. : 

2396. Samuel ; d. in Bloomfield. 

2397. Levi; m. ; d. in Houlton, Me. ; no issue. 

2398. Rebecca ; m. Houlton ; d. in Houlton, Me. ; no issue. 

460-1082. Ephraim Bigelow, son of James and Mary (Saw- 
yer) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., March 23, 1772 ; 
mai-ried, 1796, Esther Coburn ; born in Dracut, Mass., Jan. 10, 
1764; died Jan. 16, 1846. He lived in Canaan, Me., a few 
years, and afterwards went West, where he married a second 
time, Jan. 12, 1812, Nancy Frink, daughter of Jabez and Eunice 
(Starts) Frink; born in Stonington, Conn., Jan. 23, 1788. 
They resided in Columbia, Lorain Co., Ohio, where he died Jan. 
10, 1838. She died May 24, 1861. Children born in Maine 
were : 

2399. fAARON CoBURN, b. July 17, 1797; m. Lucinda Robbins. 

2400. fJoTHAM Sewell, b. June, 1801 ; m. Mary Bunker. 

2401. tISRAEL Sawyer, b. May 28, 1804 ; wi. Elizabeth Bunker. 

2402. John Harlow, b. in Starks, Me., .Ian. 12, 1807; is now (1889) 

living in Skowhegan, Me. 



GENEALOGY. 247 

Children by second wife were : 

2403. Tnr8EBA, b. in Albany Co., N. Y., March 3, 1814; m. April 5, 

1839, Noah C. Thomas, son of Silas and Bethia (Crocker) 
Thomas; b. in Cauanclaisjua, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1819; d. in Barry 
Co., Mich., Feb. 7, 1864 ; she cl. April 14, 1860. They had : 

1. Orlando, b. vSept. 8, 1845; m. March 3, 1867, Amy E. 
Culver, daughter of Robert and Betsey (Vincent) 
Culver; h. in Hillsdale Co., Mich., June 16, 1845; res. 
Parmalee, Mich. They had : 

Xenia G., b. May 15, 1879, 
Myktle M., b. April 10, 1881 ; d. Dec. 9, 1881. 
Ernest Vern, b. Nov. 30, 1885. 
ii. GeokCxE E., b. Aug. 29, 1848; m. Jan. 8, 1868, Mary A. 
Briggs, daughter of Sherman and Ellen Briggs; b. 
Ocf.lo, 1849; res. Colfax, Mich, 
iii. Orange, b. March 25, 1850; m. Feb. 20, 1881, Luella E. 
Whitmore, daughter of Franklin and Nellie D. (Ferris) 
Whitmore; b. in Illinois, Dec. 13, 1863; res. Parmalee, 
Mich, 
iv. Frkelove, b. March 25, 1850; d. Dec. 1850. 

V. Almond, b. Sept. 12, 1852; m. Phelps; res. 

Ottawa, 111. 

2404. Levi, b. in Albany Co., N. Y., Sept. 12, 1815; d. July 5, 1844. 

2405. Eunice, b. in Columbia, 0., July 4, 1818; d. July 29, 1S38. 

2406. fDANiEL, b. in Columbia, Nov. 16, 1820; m. Martha L Stranahan. 

2407. tJAMES Slater, b. in Columbia, April 21, 1823; m. Mary J. 

Osborn. 

2408. Ephkaim Sawyer, b. in Columbia, Feb. 27, 1826 ; d. Nov. 25, 1841. 

2409. fGEORGE, b. in Columbia, Nov. 22, 1828 ; m. Harriet Vining. 

2410. fx^MASA, b. in Columbia, May 12, 1831; m. Anna M. Burt. 

460-1084. Abraham Bigelow, son of James and Mary 
(Sawyer) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Aug. 20, 
1777 ; married Susan Emery. They resided in Bloomfield, Me., 
several years. He died in St. John, N. B., Feb. 2, 1842. She 
died May 12, 1853. Their children were : 

2411. Artemas, b. in Norridgewock, March 30, 1804; m. Prudence 

Fletcher; d. July 15, 1879, at Skowhegan. 

2412. Samuel, b. in Canaan, Me., Sept., 1806; res. Orono, Me. 

2413. Maky S., b. in Bloomfield, May 15, 1808; d. Aug. 13, 1841, tmm. 

2414. LuciNDA, b. in Bloomfield, May 20, 1810 ; m. April, 1834, Henry 

S. Jewett; d. March 21, 1841; res. Skowhegan. 

2415. Freeman, b. in Bloomfield, Feb. 16, 1812; m. Feb. 10, 1838, 

Lydia "Woodward ; res. Skowhegan. 

2416. Betsey, 5. in Bloomfield, Oct. 8, 1813; m. March 20, 1839, Amasa 

B. Pratt; d. Oct. 19, 1842. 

2417. Susan, b. in Bloomfield, Aug. 1, 1815. 

460-1086. Levi Bigelow, son of James and Mary (Sawyer) 
Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Jan. 2, 1782 ; married, 
Oct. 8, 1812, Sally Emery. They resided in Bloomfield, Me., 
where he died July 2, 1868. She died March 18, 1886. Their 
children were : 

2418. tEPHRAiM, b. Aug. 29, 1814 ; m. Sarah B. Flagg. 



248 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2419. Sarah, h. Jan. 3, 1818; m. Samuel W. Coburn. They had four 

children : 

i. Son; d. unm. 

it. Daughter; m. J. F. Turner; res. Deering, Me. 
ill. Julia; unm. 
iv. Ella ; m. M. "W. Poohr. 

2420. Eunice, 6. March 1, 1820; m. James B. Dascomb of Skowhegan; 

d. Jan. 5, 1884. They had : 
i. Son; d. young, 
ii. Daughter ; in. Joseph Partridge of Skowhegan. 

2421. tLEVi E., b. Sept. 16, 1822; m. Marcia Steward. 

2422. Charlotte E., b. Dec. 23, 1824; m. Joseph Robinson; no issue. 

2423. tCHARLES F., b. June 27, 1829 ; m. Alba Weston. 

2424. Frances W., b. Nov. 7, 1833; m. J. C. Flagg; no issue. 

461-1086|^. Phillip Bigelow of Charlton, Mass. Concern- 
ing his parentage we have but very little information, but we 
are inclined to place him as the son of Enoch, hoping that some 
one will give us the missing information. From the town 
records of Charlton we find Phillip Bigelow married Elizabeth 
Barrett, Dec. 11, 1793, and that she died March 3, 1835; he 
married second, Jan. 11, 1836, Mrs. Lucy Flint. We find no 
mention of his death, but find that she died a widow, Oct. 22, 
1861, aged 80 years, 1 month. His family, so far as we can 
learn, are : 

2425. Betty, b. Nov. 28, 1796. 

2426. Zeruiah, b. Dec. 11, 1800; m. Oct. 30, 1834, Solomon Robinson 

of "Webster. 

2427. tHiRAM, b. May 25, 1803; m. Betsey Brown. 

2428. Anna, b. Nov. 30, 1805. 

2429. Christiana, b. Aug. 24, 1807. 

463-1087. David Bigelow of Brookfield, Vt., son of David 
and Patience (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Glastonbury, Conn., 
Nov. 9, 1762 ; married, April 28, 1785, Lydia Chapel of Leba- 
non, Conn. They soon moved to Brookfield, where they after- 
wards lived. She was born Nov. 29, 1760 ; died in Brookfield, 
July 18, 1829, aged 68 years. He died Nov. 22, 1843, aged 
81 years. Their children were : 

2430. Esther, 6. July 31, 1787; d. March 5, 1789. 

2431. Esther, b. Dec. 29, 1789 ; m. Jan. 13, 1824, Abel Lyman of Brook- 

field: d. May 6, 1849. They had six children (all of whom 
were m.) : 

i. Julius. 
ii. Cornelius. 
lii. David. 

iv. Dolly; m. Sylvester Abbott ; res. Franklin, Mass. 
V. George; res. Illinois, 
vi. Laura. 

2432. fDAVED, b. June 27, 1792; m. Sarah S. Morton. 



GENEALOGY. 249 

2433. Lydia, h. Sept. 24, 1794 ; m. Nov. 17, 1840, Eufus Adams; d. Jan. 

7, 1870, aged 75 years ; no issue. 

2434. Betsky, h. Junc'l7, 1797: m. Erastus Cook of Iladlcy, Mass.; 

she d. Aui?. 14, 1886. They had uiuc children, three of whom 
lived to grow up : 
1. Austin. 
ii. Mary. 
iii. Lydia. 
2433. fJoHN, h. Nov. 4, 1799 ; m. Laura Howard. 

2436. Julius, h. March 5, 1806; d. Feb. 5, 1811. 

463-1088. Erastus Bigelow of Easton, N. Y., son of David 
and Patience (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Glastonbury, Conn., 
Feb. 11, 1765; married, June 1, 1789, Lucy Root of Marl- 
borough, Conn. They settled in P^aston, Washington Co., N. 
Y., where she died Dec. 1, 1819. He married second, Mrs. 

Gifford. During the last few years of his life he was 

totally blind, and resided in Union Village, N. Y., and died 
July 15, 1855, aged 90 years. Their children were : 

2437. Erastus, b. Nov. 16, 1790. 

2438. Sophia, b. Jan. 15, 1793. 

2439. tANSON, /). Dec. 20, 1794 ; m. Eliza Moores. 

2440. Horace, b. Nov. 14, 1798. 

2441. Polly, b. Nov. 2, 1802 ; d. Feb. 12, 1819. 

463-1090. John Day Bigelow of Marlborough, Conn., son 
of David and Patience (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Glaston- 
bury, Conn., July 23, 1770; married Sally Buell ; resided in 
Marlborough, where he was a highly respected citizen, and 
attained the greatest age of any of the Bigelow name, and, with 
one exception, was the oldest of the family of whom we have any 
information ; his cousin, Mrs. Elizabeth Hempstead, being the 
oldest. He died Dec. 30, 1870, aged 100 years, 5 months, 7 
days. No issue. 

463-1093. Asa Bigelow of Maiden, N. Y., son of David 
and Patience (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Glastonbury, Conn., 
Jan. 18, 1779 ; married, Feb. 18, 1802, Lucy Isham of Colches- 
ter, Conn. She was born Sept. 22, 1780, and died in Maiden, 
Sept. 14, 1853, aged 73 years. He died in Maiden, Feb. 12, 
1850, aged 71 years. Their children were : 

2442. Susan Emeline, b. in Colebrook, Conn., Dec. 5, 1805; m. Jan. 1, 

1822, Stephen Kellogg of Troy, N. Y. ; res. Maiden, where slie 
d. Feb. 13, 1884. 

2443. tEDWARD, b. in Saugerties, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1810; m. Caroline E. 

Boies. 
30 



250 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

» 

2444. David, h. in Maiden, June 26, 1815; m. June 11, 184-, Maria Van 

Alen, daughter of Lucas J. and Elizabeth (Van der Poel) Van 
Alen; h. in Kinderhook, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1817; res. Maiden; no 
issue. 

2445. tJoHN, b. in Maiden, Nov. 25, 1817; m. Jenny Poultney. 

2446. Adeline, h. in Maiden, Dec. 26, 1823; m. Oct. 20, 1847, Henry 

H. Beers ; res. Maiden, where she d. Dec. 23, 1850. 

464-1095. Eli Bigelow, son of Amasa and Jemima (Strong) 
Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., May 29, 1756 ; mar- 
ried Annie Freeman ; resided in the vicinity of Haddam, Conn. 
They had several children. The following is a partial record of 
the family : 

2447. Asa; family tradition says he lived near Bridgewater, Mass. ; he 

is supposed to have d. in Ohio. 

2448. tAMASA Strong ; m. Lovisa Ferre. 

2449. tGiLBERT; is said to have lived near Dalton, Mass. 

2450. Annie. 

2451. Editha. 

2452. Sallie. 

464-1097. Timothy Bigelow, son of Amasa and Jemima 
(Strong) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., Feb. 4, 1761 ; 
married, Sept. 28, 1784, Elizabeth Arnold. She was born Aug. 
9, 1766 ; died in North Plainfield, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1837, aged 70 
years. He early emigrated from Colchester to Vermont, and 
settled in Williamstown, where he lived for many years. About 
1834 he moved to Bloomfield, Ohio, and died July 30, 1838, 
aged 77 years. Their children were : 

2453. fAsHBEL, 6. May 7, 1785; m. Sept. 28, 1808, Almeda Hurlburt. 

2454. Charity, b. Nov. 6, 1786; m. Aug. 21, 1811, Solomon Hunter; b. 

Sept. 18, 1786; d. Feb. 22, 1855; she cL Dec. 15, 1873, aged 87 
years ; res. Orwell, O. They had : 

i. Eliza C, b. Oct. 22, 1812; m. Skinner, July 26, 

1849; d. in Augusta, Kan., July, 1886. 
ii. Edmund A. yf^,b. June 18, 1816; m. 1840; res. Phila- 
delphia, 
iii. Nancy R., b. July 3, 1818 ; m. 1836 ; res. Bradford, Mich, 
iv. James Monroe, b. Sept. 24, 1822; m. 1859; res. Cort- 
land, N. Y. 
v. Jonathan F., b. March 14, 1824; m. 1847; res. Kansas, 
vi. Ruby C, b. March 26, 1826; m. 1854; res. Jeflerson, O. 

2455. fELiSHA, b. Sept. 11, 1788; m. Abigail R. Crane. 

2456. fELiJAH, b. Aug. 17, 1790; m. Jane Gordon. 

2457. Jemima, b. March 31, 1792; m. Sept., 1814, John "Weed; res. 

Illinois, where she d. Feb. 12, 1859. They had : 

i. Elisha, b. xVug. 20, 1817 ; m. March 10, 1842 ; res. Illinois. 

ii. George N., b. Dec. 22, 1818; m. 1853; res. Colebrook, 0. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1823; m. Sept. 12, 1839, John 

Burns, 
iv. John, b. March 8, 1825; m. 1848; res. Dunlap, Iowa. 



GENEALOGY. 251 

V. James, h. Dec. 2(5, 1826; m. ; d. July, 1886. 
vi. William, b. An;;. 18, 1828. 
vii. Helen M., b. Feb. 9, 1832. 

2458. tI>ANiEL A., b. Aug. 4, 1797; m. Ruth Ilillraan. 

2459. fTiMOTHY, b. July 4, 1798; to. Ann Dudley. 

2460. tAMASA, b. Aug. 22, 1803; m. Clarissa Orr. 

464-1105. Seth G. Bigelow, sou of Amasa and Jemima 
(Strong) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., July 5, 1777 ; 
married Lucy Wheatley. She was born in Lebanon, N. H., 
June 16, 1788. Their children were : 

2461. Charles E., b. Oct. 14, 1810; m. 

2462. fGiLBERT, b. July 23, 1812; m. Roxinda Whitcomb. 

2463. tANDREW W., b. Sept. 14, 1815; m. Electa P. Edson. 

2464. Lucy, b. March 22, 1819 ; d. about 1850, unm. 

2465. Mary V., b. Aug. 30, 1825; d. about 1850, unm. 

465-1112. Ika Bigelow, son of Ezra and Hannah (Strong) 
Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., May 19, 1763 ; mar- 
ried, June 10, 1784, Rachel Allen. They resided in Colchester 
several years. About the year 1806, he, with his father and 
brothers, moved to western New York, and settled on farms 
between Geneseo and Avon. His wife died 1812. Their children 
were born in Colchester : 

2466. Aurelia; to. Solomon Sherwood. 

2467. Calvin ; m. Sally Hall, daughter of Seth Hall of Geneseo, N. Y. 

2468. Ira; d. at Geneseo, 1812. 

2469. Julius; to. Philena Daytou, daughter of Abraham Dayton ; res. 

Le Roy, N. Y. 

2470. John ; m. Rosanua McCoUum. 

2471. Lois; to. Heber Leekins ; res. Ohio. 

2472. tSAMUEL Allen, b. Nov. 8, 1798; to. Maria M. Almy. 

2473. Mary; to. Dr. Eleazer R. Utter; res. Elkhart and Trempealeau, 

Wis. ; she d. June 30, 1877. 

2474. Roderick; to. Utter, daughter of Dr. Eleazer R. Utter. 

(See Appendix). 

466-1118. Stephen Bigelow of Westchester, Conn., son of 
Daniel and Mary (Brainerd) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Jan. 18, 1762; married, March 5, 1793, Deborah Gates Smith, 
daughter of Capt. Elijah and Deborah (Gates) Smith. She was 
born in Colchester, March, 1773, and died April 28, 1842. He 
resided on the home place in that part of Colchester known as 
Westchester, where he died March 20, 1832, aged 70 years. 
Their children were : 

2475. Mary Brainerd; to. March 4, 1817, Edmund Bailey; res. Racine, 

Wis. 



252 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2476. Nancy M. ; m. May 19, 1825, Ichabod Skinner, son of Dea. 

David Skinner of Marlborougla, Conn. ; d. in Independence, O., 
1826 ; leaving one son : 

i. Jonathan Gates, b. April 3, 1826. 

2477. fJoNATHAN Gates, h. Dec. 15, 1798 ; w. Hope Skinner. 

466-1119. Zelotes Bigelow, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Brainerd) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., Aug. 17, 
1764 ; married, Dec. 20, 1791, Deborah Foote. They emigrated 
to Brookfield, Vt., where they had a large number of descend- 
ants. Children : 

2478. Tabitha, b. April 2, 1793. 

2479. Deborah, b. Jan. 15, 1795. 

2480. Zelotes, h. March 14, 1798; m. Elizabeth Steel. 

2481. Abel, b. April 5, 1804; m. Mary Kingsbury(?). 

2482. Nabby, b. Nov. 12, 1806. 

2483. Mary Brainerd, b. Nov. 2, 1808. 

2484. LuciNDA Mal\tna, b. Aug. 7, 1815. 

466-1121. Obamel Bigelow, son of Daniel and Mary 
(Brainerd) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Conn., Oct. 19, 
1768 ; married, Feb. 9, 1834, Lydia Loomis, daughter of Samuel 
and Betsey (Dunham) Loomis; born in Colchester, Nov. 1, 
1801, They resided in that part of Colchester called West- 
chester, where he died July 21, 1849. She died Jan. 10, 1877 ; 
no issue. 

466-1128. Epaphroditds Bigelow of Geneseo, N. Y., son 
of Daniel and Sarah F. (Ingham) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, Ct., Feb. 4, 1786, married Nov. 7, 1816, Sarah Phelps, 
daughter of Oliver and Mary (Hills) Phelps ; she was born in 
Marlborough, Oct. 23, 1795, died in Geneseo, N. Y., March 21, 
1878, aged 82 years. He served in the war of 1812, and 
taught school in Connecticut for several years. In 1818 he 
removed with his wife and child to Geneseo, N. Y., making the 
journey with a yoke of oxen and a covered lumber wagon, 
making the distance, 330 miles, in 18 days, and settled on a farm 
in the eastern part of the town ; he became a prominent citizen 
in that town, and was elected on the School Committee and 
board of Assessors several years ; he held the position of 
Justice of the Peace, and was highly respected by all. He 
died at the home where he had lived so many years, April 7, 
1874, aged 88 years. Their children were : 

2485. Orimel, h. June 3, 1818; m. March 25, 1847, Jane Williams; res. 

Groveland, N. Y. (See Appendix). 



GENEALOGY. 253 

2480. REvrLO, b. Oct. 9, 18l'0; m. June 21, 1855, Sar.ah A. Wilbur, she 
d. Api'il 19, 1858 ; he m. second, Jan. 3, ISGO, Mrs. Nancy Sinclair; 
res. Genesco, N. Y. (See Appendix). 

2487. Daniel, 6. Dec. 4, 1822; m. Oct. 8, 1856, Helen A. Whitney; 

res. Lakeville, N. Y. (See Appendix). 

2488. Hakvey, h. May 1, 1825; m. Dec. 28, 1848, Maria Van Bnskirk; 

res. East Avon, N. Y. (See Appendix). 

2489. Cyrus Puki.i's, b. May 30, 1827; d. Nov. 19, 1830. 

2490. Ai.ONZo, />. May 22, 1829; d. July 8, 1837. 

2491. Mautin LuTiiKit, b. Sept. 19, 1831 ; d. June 6, 183G. 

2492. Merit Harmon, b. Feb. 14, 1834; d. Dec. 10, 1858, unm. 

2493. Edward, b. May 14, 1837; m. Aug. 29, 18G5, Lucy Hart Brown; 

j'es. Troy, Illinois. (See Appendix). 

466-1131. Russell Bigelow of Marlborough, Conn., son 
of Daniel and Sarah F. (Ingham) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, Conn., Sept. 22, 1792; married, Nov. 6, 1826, 
Rosanna Lord. She was born 1792, and died Dec. 26, 1854. 
They resided in Marlborough, where he died May 20, 1870. 
Thir children were : 

2494. Frances Finetta, h. 1827; m. Dr. Austin Lord; res. North 

Haven, Conn., where she d. Fel). 28, 1868, they had two children : 
i. Alice. 
ii. Charles. 

2495. Daniel Kipley, 1>. Jan. 30, 1833; d. March 25, 1855, unm. 

2496. Elizabeth Lord, b. May 16, 1834; m. Dec. 31, 185G, Rev. James 

L. Linsley, of North Haven; res. Colchester; she d. Sept. 24, 

1879. Thev had : 

i. James R., b. Feb. 27, 1859. 

ii. Charles H., h. March 1, 1861. 

iii. George L., b. Nov. 27, 1862. 

iv. Leat S., b. March 4, 1865. . 

V. Israel, b. March 7, 1869. 

468-1132. Dr. Aaron Bigelow of Granville, Mass., son of 
Azariah and Margaret (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Conn., June 8, 1768 ; married Mary Dickinson. He was a 
physician and resided in Granville, Mass., where he died 
April 18, 180;), aged 34 years. His widow married second, 
April 6, 1806, Thomas Norton, son of Ichabod and Ruth 
(Strong) Norton; she died Feb., 1841, aged 63 years. The 
children of Dr. Aaron Bigelow were : 






2497. Margaret E., b. ; d. May 14, 1803, aged 5 years. 

2498. AuRELius H., b. ; d. June 15, 1803, aged 2 years. » 

2499. Aaron A., b. 1803; d. Aug 14, 1803, aged months. 

468-1133. Abner Bigelow, son of Azariah and Margaret 
(Foote) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., April 22, 1770 ; 
married, Jan. 15, 1809, Mary Foote, daughter of Aaron and 
Mary (Isham) Foote, born Jan. 13, 1777 ; resides in Marlborough, 
Conn. ; she died June 7, 1835. He died 1823. 



254 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

468-1136. Rev. Henry Bigelow of Middletown, Vt., son of 
Azariah and Margaret (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Conn., Feb. 20, 1778. Graduated at Yale College, 1802, and 
was ordained to the ministry same year in Middletown, Vt., 
where he died June 25, 1832 ; a man highly respected by all. 

468-1137. Dr. Jesse Bigelow of East Haddam, Conn., son 
of Azariah and Margaret (Foote) Bigelow, was born in Colches- 
ter, Conn., May 18, 1780 ; married, Oct. 12, 1818, Roxy Robbins. 
She was born at Rocky Hill, Conn., Feb. 21, 1794. He grad- 
uated from Yale College and practiced medicine in East Had- 
dam, and died May 2, 1823. His widow married second, Joseph 
Goodspeed of East Haddam. The children of Dr. Bigelow 
were : 

2500. Amelia Mellicent, h. Oct. 25, 1820 ; to. Dec. 5, 1848, JohnRol)ert 

Holliday; res. Baltimore, McL, where she d. July 6, 1881. They 
had : 

i. Frances Belknap, h. in Baltimore, Sept. 3, 1857. 

2501. fWiLLiAJVi Jesse, h. May 21, 1823; to. Elizabeth A. Seeley. 

474-1138. Dr. Oliver Bigelow, son of John and Hannah 
(Douglass) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., Dec. 23, 
1759 ; family tradition says that he was a physician and that he 
was a surgeon in the American Army during the last of the 
Revolutionary war, and that he was a voluntary prisoner on the 
prison ship (the Jersey) for some time, that he might care for 
the American prisoners. In Irving's Life of Washington, 
Vol. III., page 21, the fact of an American surgeon's presence 
on a prison ship is mentioned in a letter from Lord Howe to 
Washington. This may have been the above Oliver Bigelow ; he 
married and had a family, but as yet we have been unable to 
obtain the name of his wife or the date of his marriage. We have 
the names of two of his children. He died in Johnstown, Ohio, 
Oct. 2, 1817, aged 67 years. 

2502. Oliver. 

2503. Mary ; res. Ithaca, N. Y. 

474-1143. Dea. John Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son 
of John and Hannah (Douglass) Bigelow, was born in Colches- 
ter, Dec. 8, 1767 ; married, Sept. 29, 1791, Temperance Spencer, 
daughter of Thomas and Submit (Loomis) Spencer, and a 
direct descendant of Sergeant Jared Spencer, one of the first 
settlers of Haddam, Conn, She was born Sept. 4, 1764 or 5, 



GENEALOGY. 255 

and died, Feb. 8, 1834. He married second, Jan. 31, 1836, 
Mrs. Mary G. (Noyes) Kelly. He was well known in town 
and was Deacon of the church for many years. He moved 
from Colchester to Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., where she died 
Jan. 25, 1865, and he died April 14, 1844. Their children were : 

2504. tELiHU, h. Sept. 5, 17!)2; m. Lydia Lyons. 

2505. Temferance, b. Sept. 13, 1794"; d. Feb. 29, 1790. 

2506. Temperance, b. Au,a:. 29, 1796; m. June 21, 1821, David W. 

Adams; lie was 6. 'March 5, 1797: d. Sept. 10, 1846; she d. 
Oct. 28, 1853; res. Des Moines, Iowa. They had: 
i. Eliiixi Bigei.ow, b. Jan. 14, 1822; res. Iowa, 
ii. Joseph William, b. Dec. 1, 1823. 
iii. John Gelston, b. March 9. 1826; d. Dec. 12, 1872, in 

Oregon, 
iv. Israel David, b. Marcli 21, 1828; (/. Nov. 13, 1855. 
V. Cynthia Lorinda, b. May 31, 1831; res. Iowa, 
vi. Francis Lorenzo, b. Jan. 27, 1834; d. Oct. 2, 1845. 
vii. Elijah Spencer, b. March 7, 1840; res. Iowa. 

2507. Lucy, b. Sept. 10, 1798; m. Oct. 21, 1821, William Gelston; res. 

East Haddam, Conn. He was b. April 22, 1787. They had : 
i. Larrissa, b. Nov. 3, 1822; d. March 10, 1825. 
ii. Abby Ann, b. .Jan. 16, 1825; m. June 13, 1846, Henry E. 

West ; res. New London, Conn. ; no issue, 
iii. Maltby, b. Dec. 2, 1826; m. Mrs. Emily Brainerd ; res. 

East Haddam, Conn. ; no issue. 
iv. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 26, 1829; d. Aug. 3, 1831. 
V. John Bigelow, b. July 14, 1834; vi. Oct. 29, 1863, Sarah 
Brainerd Acliley. They had : 

John Maltby, /*. Jan. 9, 1865. 

Annie Rebeckah, b. March 3, 1860 ; m. 

Mallory. 
William I. 
George H. 
Sarah. 
vi. Lucy, b. Nov. 8, 1838; res. New London, uum. 

2508. Cynthia, 5. Dec. 15, 1800; m. Aug. 12, 1830, Daniel Buckley ; res. 

Colchester; he Avas b. May 16,1800; d. Sept. 26, 1869; she d. 
Sept. 15, 1874. They had : 

i. Virginia, b. July 10, 1831; m. June 12, 1856, George 
Wakeman; she d. Aug. 12, 1862. They had : 
George B., b. Aug. 30, 1857. 
William W., b. July 29, 1860. 
Levi V., b. Aug. 10, 1862; d. Oct. 20, 1864. 

2509. Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1803; to. Sept. 5, 1824, Elijah Spencer; b. Dec. 

26, 1798 ; d. Nov. 24, 1861 ; she d. March 17, ISOO. Thev liad : 
i. Charles T., b. Feb. 23, 1826; m. June 30, 1850, Wealtliy 
B. Rich; she d. Jan. 5, 1866. They had : 

Thaddeus R., b. May 28, 1852; m. Esther G. 
Palmer. 

Amelia N., b. May 16, 1856; m. Ward. 

Harriet Sophia, b. March 12, 1858. 
ii. Harriet, b. Aug. 2, 1827; d. Nov. 22, 1842. 
iii. Caroline Elizabeth, h. Feb. 16, 1830; d. April 21, 1864; 
m. Nov. 27, 1851, James E. Emmons, They had: 

Charles E., b. Sept. 17, 1852; m. Angeline R. 

Babcock. 
Gertrude E., b. April 29, 1856; d. April 22, 1880. 



256 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

iv. Thomas Elijah, b. June 18, 1834 ; m. Sept. 10, 1859, Mary 
T. Bnrnett ; res. Florence, Colo. They had : 
IvATiE, b. May 31, 1861. 
Laura, b. Feb. 11, 1873. 
V. Mary Mehitable, b. Sept. 26, 1837; m. Nov. 23, 1863, 
George Wakeman, as his second wife. They had : 
Mary v., b. Jan. 30, 1805. 
Arthur E., b. April 11, 1873. 
Violet M., b. May 7, 1877. 
vi. Israel, b. Jan. 1, 1842; d. Jan. 1, 1842. 
vii. Nancy Maria, b. Dec. 9, 1843; d. Sept. 29, 1877. 

2510. Eunice, b. March 1, 1805 ; m. March 26, 1830, William Lefflngwell; 

res. Cambria, California. They had : 

i. Cynthia B., b. Jan. 5, 1832; m. Lysander Woodworth. 
ii. Joseph Lyman, b. Feb. 17, 1833; m. Jan. 4, 1865, Mrs. 

Jones, 
iii. ROXANA M., b. May 2, 1837; m. Feb. 14, 1851, Samuel 
N. Terrell ; he d. Jan. 30, 1858 ; she to. second, Feb. 
22, 1860, Benjamin F. Mayfield. They had : 
EliasN., b. Dec. 1, 1852. 
Suelba U., b. Jan. 18, 1855. 
MarciaL, b. Nov. 28, 1857. 
Louisa, b. Jan. 28, 1861. 
Milton, b. Sept. 3, 1863. 
Chj\jkles, b. Jan. 20, 1865. 
iv. Caroline M., b. Sept. 2, 1839 ; m. Feb. 22, 1860, William 
N. Gillespie. They had : 

Martha M., b. Nov. 11, 1860. 
William H., b. May 8, 1862; d. Dec. 9, 1862. 
Warren B., b. July 12, 1864. 
V. Mary .L, b. March 5, 1841; m. Oct. 2, 1858, Robert 
B. Miller. They had : 

Leah and Leon, twins, b. Feb. 6, 1862; d. same 

day. 
Alva O., b. Dec. 4, 1862. I ^^ . 

Alma A., ft. Dec. 4, 1862; (Z.Feb. 14, 1863. / -^^^^'^''• 
vi. William, b. June 24, 1843. 
vii. Adam, b. July 2, 1845. 
viii. Harriet E., b. Sept. 9, 1848; d. Aug. 30, 1850. 

2511. tJoHN Spencer, 6. March 15, 1807; m. Caroline A. Wells. 
2612. flSRAEL Bennoni, b. Sept. 26, 1809; m. Mary H. Avery. 

477-1151. Ephraim Bate Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Mary (Waters) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., May 
19, 1772. His father died when he was but three years old and 
he was bound out when but seven years of age to work on wood 
and lumber, in Litchfield, Conn. Not having the best of treat- 
ment at the hands of his master, he ran away at the age of 
nineteen and went to Hoosick, N. Y., where he settled down and 
married Nov. 7, 1792, Anne Way. In 1817 he moved to Wol- 
cott, N. Y., where he lived and died June 29, 1839. She was 
born in Litchfield, Conn., Dec. 4, 1773 ; died in Wolcott, Jan. 
6, 1860, aged 86. Their children were : 
2513. t James, b. May 4, 1793 ; m. Joanna De Bar. 



GENEALOGY. 257 

2514. IIoitACK, h. Sept. 9, 171)4; vi. March 2, 1820, Zelina Van Vlict, h. 

March 11, 1801; d. April 12, 1875; res. Wolcott, where he d. 
July 2, 1820. They had one danghter: 

i. X.VNCY ; m. Kalston ; res. Plymouth. 

2515. Alice, b. Oct. 18, 1790; d. March 17, 1797. 

2516. Hiram, b. Jan. 80, 1798; m. Jan. 19, 1825, Rebecca Van Vliet ; 

res. Oquawka, 111. 

2517. Polly, h. April 5, 1800; m. Au.c;. 2, 1818, James Ilallett, 6. July 

11, 1790; res. 111. They had iive children. 

2518. Sally, h. March 21, 1802: m. July 6, 1820, Martin Cortright, b. 

May 20, 1791; d. Sept. 5, 1800; she d. April 9, 1888; res. Hills- 
dale, Mich. They had eight children. 

2519. Esther, h. Dec. 26, 1803; m. Jiily 6, 1820, Daniel Robertson, b. 

Feb. 3, 1788; d. March 28, 1836; she d. July 7, 1875. They had 
six children. 

2520. Anne, b. Feb. 26, 1806 ; m. June 16, 1844, Matthews ; res. 

Ohio; she d. Dec. 2, 1883. They had two children. 

2521. ErnRAiM Way, b. Jan. 31, 1808; to. March 16, 1834, Sally Keyes, 

b. in Otsego, N. Y., April 26, 1808; d. in Rockland, N. Y.. Nov. 
5, 1873. They had four children. 

2522. Amy, b. Feb. 12, 1810; m. May 3, 1832, Francis Blood, b. Jan. 22, 

1807 ; res. Grand Rapids, Mich. ; she d. June 28, 1853. 

2523. Sabrina, b. March 30, 1812; m. May 24, 1843, Robert R. Murray; 

she d. April 3, 1844, leaving one child, now deceased. 

2524. fCiiARLES Lewis, b. Aug. 13, 1816; m. Cristian Vought. 

2525. Emeline, b. in Wolcott, Oct. 8, 1818; d. Oct. 15, 1822. 

483-1154. James Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., son of 
Jonathan and Elizabeth (Otis) Bigelow, was born March 16, 
1764; married in Colchester, Nov. 13, 1783, Anna Day. After 
living in Colchester a few years he moved to "Whately, Mass., 
where he lived on Poplar Hill until about 1802, when he returned 
to Colchester and settled on the old homestead on Bulkley Hill, 
where he died Nov. 23, 1840. She died Oct. 25, 1825. Their 
children were : 

2526. Nancy, b. March 20, 1784; m. March 30, 1809, John Watrous of 

Colchester ; res. Bull Hill in Westchester. They had : 
i. John D. 
ii. Jirah. 
iii. Clarrissa. 

2527. Betty, 5. Sept., 1789; d. Sept. 10, 1789. 

2528. Sherman, 6. Jan. 7, 1793. 

2529. tJoNATHAN, b. 1795; m. Harriet Worthington. 

2530. JBetsey; to. George H. Niles of East Hampton, Conn. They had : 

i. Betsey. 
ii. William. 
iii. Otis. 
iv. Noah. 
V. Barzallai. 

2531. t James; m. March 20, 1819, Lois Loomis. 

2532. Charles D. ; d. Aug. 18, 1870. (?) 

2533. tGuY, b. May 17, 1802 ; to. Nancy Hurd. 

486-1160. Otis Bigelow, son of Otis and Lydia (Loomis) 

Bigelow, was born in Colchester ; married Henrietta Butler. 
31 



258 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

They resided in Colchester, Conn. He died about 1802, and 
she married second, Asa Church of Colchester. He removed to 
Sangerfield, N. Y., where she died 1855. Otis Bigelow had five 
children : 

2534. fHoRACB, b. Oct. 10, 1793 ; m. Charlotte Williams. 

2535. Lydia; m. Ephraim Morse; res. Alden, N. Y. 

2536. Lauka ; m. Orrin Crosby ; res. Alden, N. Y. 

2537. ILeander Bartlett, h. June 26, 1797; m. Frances A. Pomeroy. 

2538. tCHANDLER BuTLER, b. May 14, 1801 ; m. Amanda Wright. 

486-1161. Erastus Bigelow of Sangerfield, N. Y., son of 
Otis and Betsey (Bartlett) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, Conn., 
Jan. 20, 1779 ; married Betsey Bartlett. She died childless. 
He married second, Mary Fox, and had one daughter. She died 
and he married third, Jan. 31, 1819, Statira Ransom at Salem, 
Conn. They moved to New York State. She died in Troy, 
N. Y., April 28, 1826. He married fourth, Maria Burgess. 
He died March 12, 1861. His children were : 

2539. tHORACE Ransom, 6. in Watervliet, N. Y., March 13, 1820; m. 

Cornelia Shewill. 

2540. Stephen Reynolds, 5. Nov. 13, 1821 ; m. ; res. Sangerfield, N. Y. 

2541. CiiAKLES Edward, b. Sept. 10, 1824; m. ; res. Sangerfield. 

2542. Melancthon Worthington, b. April 15, 1826; in.; res. Sanger- 

field. 

486-1164. Harvey Bigelow, son of Otis and Betsey (Bart- 
lett) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, Conn., April 13, 1785; 
married Eliza Briggs of Newport, R. I. They removed to Still- 
water, N. Y., where their children were born. She died Feb. 8, 
1828. He died Feb. 6, 1847. Their children were : 

2543. fllARVEY, b. ,Jnly 4, 1816; in. Rosina A. Hurlburt. 

2544. Sarah, Jk Marcli 28, 1818 ; m. Oct. 18, 1850, Lorenzo K. Haddoclv 

of Bufl'alo, N. Y. ; d. July 21, 1851, leaving one daugliter : 

i. Elizabeth B., b. July, 1851; to. Mulligan; res. 

Englevale, Dak. 

2545. WiLLARD B., b. March 17, 1821 ; was a sailor. 

2546. Ezra C, b. -Jan. 2, 1824; d. in Lebanon, Dec, 1861. 

2547. Betsey, b. May 1, 1826; m. Feb. 18, 1852, Charles Taylor of 

Colchester ; res. north part of Colchester. Tliey had : 
i. Harriet, b. Nov. 26, 1853; res. Colcliester. 
ii. Charles, b. Sept. 28, 1857; m. Nov, 26, 1878, Ella E. 
Case of Hartford. They have : 
Bessie E., b. Oct. 16, 1880, 
Stella A., b. Aug. 27, 1884. 
iii. Asa B., b. Nov. 6, 1859; m. March 10, 1880, Emily E, 
West; res. Colchester. 

486-1166. Martin Bigelow, son of Otis and Betsey (Bart- 
lett) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, Conn., Feb. 12, 1789; 



GENEALOGY. 259 

married Briggs. They had a family, and he died Jan. 

16, 1864. We give two children, — there were probably others: 

2548. Otis; m. and res. Troy, N. Y. 

2549. Daugutkii; in. Comstock; she now res. San Francisco; 

she has tAvo sons, and one daughter ^vho m. George B. Glenny 
of Buflalo, N. Y. 

490-1171. Col. Guy Bigelow of Colchester, Conn., sou of 
Asa and Lydia (Newton) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Aug. 
21, 1785 ; married, March 8, 1827, Sarah Ann Waite, daughter 
of Kemick Waite, and sister of Henry Matson Waite (late Chief 
Justice of Connecticut, and father of Morrison Remick Waite, 
late Chief Justice of the United States) . She was born in Lyme, 
Oct. 29, 1796, and is now living with her sou, Asa R. Bigelow, 
Colchester. Col. Guy was a very prominent man in town, and 
served in various public offices. He represented the town in the 
Legislature, 1854, and died Jan. 21, 1868. Their children were : 

2550. Asa Eemick, b. March 27, 1828 ; d. April 29, 1829. 

2551. tAsA Remick, h. Jan. 17, 1830; m. Anne P. Brown. 

2552. Susan Lydia, b. July 10, 1831 ; d. April 7, 1832. 

2553. A SON, b. and d. April 15, 1833. 

2554. Jonathan Edwards, Ji. Oct. 8, 1834 ; res. Colchester, unm. 

2555. Henry Waite, b. July 15, 1836; d. Feb. 22, 1838. 
255(). Henry Waite, b. Feb. 1, 1838; res. Toledo, O. 

490-1175. Asa Bigelow^ son of Asa and Lydia (Newton) 
Bigelow, was born Oct. 10, 1794, " at what was long known to 
the family as ' The Old Mansion,' 3| miles south of Colchester 
' Borough,' and was educated at Bacon Academy in that village. 
Though the large homestead — with the numerous farm hands 
and colored servants, and various occupations of an old-time 
estate, including, finally, 4 separate farms, blacksmith's shop, 
cooper's shop, sawmill, orchards and woodlands, flocks and 
herds on an ample scale — was always entertaining to him, and 
the remembrances grew upon him towards the end of his long- 
life, and no one more lamented the destructive fire by which the 
whole house and its contents were consumed about the year 
1831, — still the active farm work was never much to his fancy, 
and when about 16 years of age he entered as a clerk in the dry 
goods store of a relative, in Norwich, Conn., 15 miles from his 
father's. This place after a short experience he resigned, much 
to the regret of his employer, to accept another in the larger 
city of Hartford. He procured for the position he had filled in 
Norwich, a youth who was his friend and kinsman, and who 



260 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

continued in business almost upon the same spot all his life, 
becoming the most prominent merchant of Norwich, and, after 
his retirement, the distinguished war governor and Senator in 
Congress, "William A. Buckingham. Mr. Bigelow, after a few 
years in Hartford, was invited to Savannah, Ga. ; here and in 
the city of Augusta, Ga., he became known among the cotton 
planters as a most active, courteous and successful man of busi- 
ness. His connection with the cotton trade, then rapidly rising 
into its wide importance, finally took him to New York, which 
continued his place of business for more than fifty years, first as 
a cotton broker and afterwards in agencies for fire insurance. 

"All who ever met Mr. Bigelow will remember the singularly 
youthful and alert appearance that he maintained, even beyond 
fourscore years, a period when almost any one would have been 
more ready to think him 50 years of age than 80. He inherited 
a constitution of rare excellence from both his parents, one of 
whom died at the age of 75, the other of 87, and he himself 
nearly 88. He added to this care and the best habits, avoiding 
pertinaciously the bane of so many busy men, as nothing could 
induce him, though a great traveller, to take his meals hastily ; or 
to indulge in liquors or tobacco. The result was almost perfect 
health, and exuberant and playful spirits. His acquaintances 
recall, whenever his name is mentioned, one of the handsomest 
of men, somewhat slight of stature, graceful in every movement, 
of elegant manners, and in dress and bearing everywhere a 
gentleman. 

" Mr. Bigelow was a member and one of the founders of the 
Mercer Street Presbyterian Church of New York, under the 
pastoral care of the Rev. Thomas H. Skinner, D.D. He after- 
wards removed to Brooklyn, where all the later years of his life 
were passed, where he was connected with churches in the 
vicinity of his abode, and deeply interested in many good objects, 
especially in the rescue of the victims of strong drink. He was 
married, Feb. 20, 1834, to Jane B. Stebbins, daughter of an old 
and highly respected New York merchant, who is now living 
(1888), as are four of his five daughters and one son. He died 
at his residence in Second Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., April 5, 
1882, at the age of 87 years, 5 months, 25 days." — [Rev. Jona- 
than Edwards] . 

Their family were : 



GENEALOGY. 261 

2557. Helen Ann, b. Doc. 8, 1834; m. Si'pt. 26, 18r.5, Daniel Bigelow 

Saftbrd, son of Daniel and Ahby -lane (Biijcilow) Sart'oni ; b. in 
Boston, April 1, 1829; res. White Plains, N. Y. ; she d. April 7, 
1884. 

2558. Jane Stkbbins, /). Nov. 3, 1837; m. Oct. 10, ISGO, Charles A. 

Denny, son of Geor<;e and Charlotte S. (Parkman) Denny; b. 

Mareii 30. 1823; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. 
2.")9. Mauy DkForkst, /*. March 'l7, 1840; m. May 23, 1800, Daniel 

Denny, Jr., son of Daniel and Harriet (Gardner) Denny; b. in 

Boston, Jan. 16, 1835 ; res. Boston. 
2500. Fan.ny Dwight, b. Jnne 24, 1846; m. Oct. 16, 1884, Henry C. 

Hnrlbnrt, son of Amos G. and Cynthia (Barn^tt) Hnrll)nrt; b. 

in Lee, Mass.. Dec. 19, 1831 ; res. Brooklyn. 
25G1. TdEOPHiLUS Stkbbins, b. Aug. 19, 1849; res. Leadville, Colo. 

2562. IiiENE, b. Oct. 6, 1851 ; res. Brooklyn. 

490-1177. George N. Bigelow, son of Asa and Lydia 
(Newton) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., April 4, 
1799; married, Jan. 26, 1835, Hannah Seeley ; bom May 23, 
1812. He died in Palmyra, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1867. He was a 
physician and resided in Palmyra. Their children were : 

2563. tGEORGE Newton, Jr., b. Oct. 8, 1837; m.; res. Palmyra. 

2564. Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 12, 1842; m. July 11, 1864, Richard E. 

Ashendeeu ; res. Auburndale, Mass. They liad : 
i. Edward Hakold, b. May 21, 1865. 
ii. Arthur Wyheham, b. Dec. 2, 1866. 
iii. Clarence Bigelow, b. Sept. 22, 1868. 
iv. Frank Stanley, b. Aug. 3, 1871. 
V. Guy Tudor, b. July ll7 1882. 

2565. Lydia Edwards, b. Jan. 21, 1848; m. She has tAvo childi'en : 

i. Francis Justin. 
ii. Hannah May. 

495-1192. John Bigelow, son of Ellas and Abigail 
(Myrick) Bigelow, was born in Sterling, June 7, 1783. He 
early went to Templeton, Mass., and was a very prominent man 
in that town. He served as Town Clerk, 1823 to 1834, and 
as Town Treasurer, 1829 to 1836; married, Sept. 4, 1814, 
Abigail Richardson, daughter of John Richardson. She was 
born in Templeton, Feb. 17, 1795, and died in Boston, Aug. 4, 
1868. He died in Medford, May 13, 1853. Their children 
were : 

2566. Eliza Wales, b. Aug. 22, 1815; m. Sept. 1, 1842, Henry A. Page, 

son of James and Thirza (Hopkins) Page, b. in Boston, July 20, 
1811, d. Nov. 26, 1883; res. Medford. They had: 
i. Henrietta, b. Dec. 24, 1844. 
ii. Ellen, b. Sept. 4, 1846. 
iii. Gordon Prince, b. Nov. 7, 1849. 

2567. tJosHUA Richardson, b. Jan. 8, 1817; m. Ruth Hathaway. 



262 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2568. Lydia, b. March 2, 1822; m. 1843, Samuel Hathaway; res. 

Worcester, where she d. March 31, 1850. They had : 
i. Eliza Page. 
ii. Samuel Herbert. 

2569. f.ToHN William, b. April 27, 1824; m. Anna M. Barton. 
2.0 70. fSAMUEL Lee, b. June 2, 1826 ; «i. Lucy Barton. 

2571. -J-Henry Wellington, b. April 12, 1828; m. Frances Porter. 

2572. Edward, b. Nov. 26, 1830; d. Feb. 21, 1833. 

495-1197. Heartwell Bigelow of Concord, Mass., son of 
Elias and Abigail (Myrick) Bigelow, was born in Sterling, 
June 3, 1795; married, March 20, 1821, Lavinia Jones of 
Lincoln ; he settled in Concord where for many years he kept a 
tavern and accumulated a handsome property. He died 
Oct. 21, 1851. She is now living in Concord (1889). Their 
children were : 

2573. Henry Heartwell, b. Sept. 4, 1822; 7n. Mary Ann Seaver; res. 

Chicago, and d. July 18, 1854. Had : 

i. Nelly Florence; m. Wm. L. C. Potter of Boston. 

2574. Ann Jones, b. June 23, 1824 ; m. Benjamin Tolmau ; they res. 

Concord, have one daughter : 
i. Agnes Edna. 

2575. Eliza Jane, b. Oct. 28, 1829; m. Samuel D. Kent; res. Concord. 

Had three children. 

2576. John, b. Oct. 16, 1832; m. first, Whiting; second, 

Sturtevant. He went to Texas previous to the Rebellion, and 
lived for many years until after the close of the war, when he 
emigrated to Alabama and thence to Florida, where he kept a 
hotel at Lake Maitland, and was killed by lightning. 

2577. Abba, b. Nov. 13, 1835; d. March 14, 1852. 

2578. George, b. Nov. 17, 1842; lived in Texas with his brother for 

many years, and in Florida; is now living in Concord, unm. 

2579. Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1843; d. Sept. 17, 1847. 

497-1200. Abijah Bigelow, son of Roger and Elizabeth 
(Russell) Bigelow, was born in Fitchburg, Aug. 3, 1779 ; 
married, Dec. 12, 1805, Sarah Haskell of Harvard, Mass. 
He died in Chaiiestown, April 29, 1863, aged 83 years. Their 
children were : 

2580. fGoRHAM, h. Jan. 7, 1807; m. Emeline Winslow. 

2581. Caroline (no record). 

497-1203. Jason Bigelow, son of Roger and Elizabeth 
(Russell) Bigelow, was born in Harvard, Nov. 11, 1786; 
married Sarah Walker of Shirley, Mass. They, had one 
daughter : 

2582. Sarah Elizabeth, b. June 21, . 

497-1204. Joseph Bigelow, son of Roger and Elizabeth 
(Russell) Bigelow, was born in Harvard, Mass., March 27, 



GENEALOGY. 263 

1790, and when a young man he moved to Richmond, Va., 
where he afterwards made his home. He married, Sept. 4, 1813, 
Agnes M. Nisbet, daughter of Robert Nisbet, born in Paisley, 
Scotland, March 25, 1792, died in 1863. He died in Richmond, 
April 9, 1846. Their children were born in Richmond. 

2583. Jane Elizabeth, fc. Aug. 4, 1814; m. Sept. 30, 1834, Rev. John 

T. Kendrick of Clarksville, Tcnu. She d. 1852, leaving a 
family. 

2584. Isabella Blair, h. May 12, 1816; m. Oct. 7, 183(5, John Royall; 

res. Riclimond, where she d. 1885. They liad: 
i. Joseph Bigelow ; d. youiig. 
ii. John; d. young, 
iii. Mary Belle; d. young, 
iv. Robert William ; m. Miss Colston ; res. Ricliinond. 

They liave one son. 
v. Thomas; jys. Florida. 
vi. Agnes. 

vii. Jane; m. William Pendleton. Tliey had tliree children : 
Lawrence. 
Isabel. 
Willie. 
viii. Charles. 
ix. Samuel ; m. Miss Carter. They had three children : 
Emily. 
Laura. 
John. 

2585. Archibald Nisbet; b. May 5, 1818; to. May 5, 1846, Fannie 

Ballard. They are still living in Richmond ; no issue. 

2586. tROBERT William, b. Jan. 3, 1825; m. May, 1853, Eliza R. 

Green. 

2587. t Woodbury Bkomfield, b. Oct. 5, 1829; m. Cornelia L. Rust. 

497-1205. Thomas Bigelow, son of Roger and Elizabeth 
(Russell) Bigelow, was born in Harvard, Mass., April 9, 1793 ; 
married, Jan. 30, 1817, Sarah Atherton Dudley of Harvard. 
They resided in Harvard, where they died. Their children were : 

2588. IThomas a., b. Feb. 23, 1819; m. Sarah Whitcomb. 

2589. Sara A. M., b. Feb. 5, 1821 ; m. April, 1842, Jacob M. Whitney, 

no issue. 

2590. tGuiLFORD D., b. Oct. 19, 1830; to. Lucy M. Colby. 

2591. Louisa S., b. April 27, 1832; d. Nov. 2, 1834. 

2592. Helen L., b. March 1, 18^0 ; in. June 21, 1866, George H. Fletcher 

of Littleton; res. Clinton, Mass. They had: 
i. Henry Bigelow, b. July 2, 1867. 
ii. Ralph Lawrence, 5. Feb. 23, 1873; d. Sept. 4, 1873. 

505-1214. Job S. Bigelow of Fitchburg, Mass., son of 
Augustus and Betsey (Spafford) Bigelow, was born in Water- 
ford, Me., Dec. 8, 1807; married. May 20, 1835, Lucy Whitte- 
more, daughter of Jona. Whittemore. She was born Sept. 8, 



264 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1811, and died April 16, 1887. He died in Fitchburg, Oct. 13, 
1879. Their family were : 

2593. Adelia, b. .June 13, 1838 ; d. June 23, 1861. 

2594. Sarah, b. May 19, 1840; d. Aug. 29, 1840. 

2595. Alice Sopuia, b. May 9, 1842; d. Feb. 5, 1853. 

2596. ICalvin Augustus, b. July 26, 1843; m. Amanda Kinsman. 

505-1215. James B. Bigelow of Utica, N. Y., son of 
Augustus and Betsey (Spafford) Bigelow, was born in Water- 
ford, Me., June 26, 1810; married, April 1, 1841, Susanna 
Miller, who was born in Kingsborough, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1818. 
They resided in North Bay, N. Y., and Utica. They had : 

2597. t James Calvin, b. in North Bay, April 20, 1842; m. Harriet 

Nutt. 

506-1220. Lewis Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
David and Hannah ( Willington) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, 
July 12, 1778; married, Sept. 9, 1812, Sophia Stowell, daughter 
of Nathaniel and Catherine Stowell. She was born March 22, 
1793, died May 6, 1844. He died Feb. 16, 1859, aged 80 years. 
Their children were : 

2598. Lewis, b. Jan. 31, 1813; d. Feb. 22, 1816. 

2599. Maria, 5. April 1, 1815; m. May 24, 1836, Mason H. Morse of 

"Worcester, wliere tliey still reside. They liad : 

i. Ellen Matilda, b. March 22, 1837; m. Nov. 28, 1860, 

All)ert S. Brown of Worcester, 
ii. Maria Bigelow, b. Sept. 25, 1838. 
iii. Eliza Augusta, b. Oct. 20, 1840. 

iv. Emma Sophia, b. April 15, 1845; m. Jan., 1867, Rev. 
Clarence Fowler ; res. Hudson, Mass. They have : 
Emily, b. April 18, 1868. 
MaryB., b. May 12, 1871. 
Phillip, b. June 13, 1872. 
Albert B., b. Feb. 15, 1880, 

2600. tHENRY, b. May 20, 1817; m. Matilda A. Poole. 

2601. George, b. March 4, 1819; d. Oct. 4, 1821. 

2602. Eliza, b. April 22, 1822; d. Feb. 8, 1823. 
2003. Sophia, b. Sept. 30, 1825 ; d. Oct. 3, 1826. 

2604. George Porter, b. Nov. 16, 1826 ; d. Feb. 8, 1865. 

2605. Eliza Augusta, b. July 12, 1829; m. June 16, 1857, John H. 

Howe; res. Rochester, N. Y. 

506-1223. Levi Bigelow, son of David and Hannah (Will- 
ington) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., and married, 
about 1817, Eunice Blake. She died in 1826. He married 
second, in Worcester, Dec. 28, 1828, Sulla Blake (sister of the 
first wife). She died about 1835. He removed to Georgeville, 
Canada, and married a third wife. He bad five children by his 



GENEALOGY. 265 

first wife, two by bis second wife, and one son by his third 
wife : 

260C,. tr-Evi PoRTKR, h. Oct., 1818; m. Ahnira Pierce. 

2G07. fi'EWis HoLBUOOK, b. ,Jaii. 8, 1820; m. Rhoda Ann Kemp. 

2608. tFREDEiUCK, b. Ausi;. 22, 1822; m. Eliza Blood. \ Twiim 

2609. tFRANKLiN, b. Aug. 22, 1822; m. Elizabeth T. Kemp. / ^^^'"''• 

2610. Hannah, b. 1825. 

By wife Sulia he had two children, both deceased. By third 
wife one child : 

2610i George F. 
2610i^. Francis. 

2611. Ezra; is now living in Geoi'geville, Canada. 

513-1226. Samuel Bigelow, sou of Silas and Arathusa 
(Moore) Bigelow, was born in AYorcester, Ang. 28, 1792 ; mar- 
ried in Watertown, May 11, 1825, Mary Ann Cole; born in 
Watertown, Jan. 12, 1800 ; died Dec. 2, 1872. He graduated 
at Harvard University ; studied law and commenced practice in 
Charlestown, where he died July 16, 1877, aged 84 years. They 
had : 

2612. tSAMUEL, b. March 22, 1827; to. Catherine A. . 

2613. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1831 ; d. Sept. 5, 1838. 

2614. Eleanor Parker, b. Dec. 10, 1832; res. Boston. 

2615. Arria, b. Sept. 25, 1836; res. Boston. 

2616. Harriet Louisa, b. Oct. 22, 1840; m. Jan. 16, 1869; d. Dec. 14, 

1876. 

2617. Francis Cole, b. Jan. 81, 1845; d. Aug. 31, 1845. 

515-1240. Walter Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Walter and Judith (Trowbridge) Bigelow, was born in Worces- 
ter, Aug. 22, 1811 ; married Mary King Hyde of Newton, 
daughter of Samuel and Lucy Hyde. She was born in Newton, 
Nov., 1817 ; died in Worcester, June 26, 1871. He was a well 
known citizen of Worcester, and served the city as Alderman in 
1861. He died Feb. 17, 1880. Their children were : 

2618. George A. ; d. April 18, 1842. 

2619. Harriet, b. Aug. 12, 1843; m. .Jan. 1, 1868, Edwin P. Curtis. 

2620. Mary Frances, b. Auij. 7, 1844; res. Worcester. 

2621. Sarah H., b. Aug. 12^; 1846; m. June 25, 1868, Dr. Charles H. 

Davis of Worcester, where thev now res. 

2622. Walter Samuel, b. Sept. 8, 1849; d. March 30, 1876. 

2623. Charles Pelham, b. Aug. 17, 1854; d. Aug. 8, 1858. 

516-1244. Chief Justice George Tyler Bigelow, son of 
Hon. Tyler and Clarissa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Water- 
town, Mass., Oct. 6, 1810 ; graduated at Harvard University in 
32 



266 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

the class of 1834 ; studied law and commenced practice ; was early 
connected with the State militia aud received the commission of 
Captain of the New England Guards, and afterwards promoted 
to Colonel of an infantry regiment in Boston. In 1844 Gov. 
Briggs appointed him aide de camp. He was elected member of 
the House of Representatives, 1840 to 1844, a member of the 
Senate, 1847 and 1848. In 1848 he was appointed by Gov. 
Briggs Associate Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. In 
1850 he was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 
and in 1860 appointed Chief Justice to succeed Chief Justice 
Lemuel Shaw, which position he held until 1868, when he re- 
signed. He married in Boston, Nov. 5, 1839, Anna Smith 
Miller of Quincy, Mass., by whom he had four children. He 
died in Boston, April 12, 1878. Their children were : 

2624. Caroline Miller, b. Sept. 6, ISiO; m. Oct. 27, 1870, George W. 

Amory, sou of Jonathan Amory. 

2625. Clara," ?>. Jan. 7, 1843; m. April 15, 1867, Lewis S. Dabuey, sou 

of Fred, aud Roxaua Dabuey. 

2626. Grorge Tyler, b. Dec. 16, 1845. 

2627. Marion Clyde, b. April 23, 1850; »?i. Nov. 25, 1873, Henry K. 

Horton, son of Henry K. and Helen M. Horton. 

516-1246. Capt. Charles H. Bigp:low, son of Hon. Tyler 
and Clarissa (Bigclow) Bigelow, was born in Watertown, Mass., 
July 13, 1814. He was admitted as a cadet at West Point 
Military Academy, July 1, 1831, and graduated high in his class, 
July 1, 1835 ; was appointed Brevet Second Lieutenant of Engi- 
neers July 1, 1835; Second Lieutenant June 30, 1837; First 
Lieutenant July 7, 1838; Captain June 16, 1839; resigned 
April 25, 1846. He was for some time on duty in Boston 
Harbor as Assistant Engineer under Col. Thayer, and was a 
very able, faithful and zealous officer. On resigning his com- 
mission he became a civil engineer at Lawrence, Mass., then 
just begun as a manufacturing town, and was Chief Engineer of 
the Essex Co., 1846 to 1857, and of the Lewistou (Maine) 
Water Power Co., 1850-51 ; Engineer of water measurement for 
canal of the Augusta (Ga.) Manufacturing Co., 1857; of 
dam aud canal of the Minneapolis Mills Co., Falls of St. 
Anthony, 1857 ; Consulting Engineer of the Niagara Falls 
Canal, 1852, and of the projected dam aud canal at Sherbrooke, 
P. Q., 1856 ; Assistant Engineer in the service of the United 
States in the construction of fortifications in New Bedford har- 



GENEALOGY. 207 

bor, 1859-GO ; was in charge of the fort at Clarke's Point, New- 
Bedford, and construction of temporary defences for the pro- 
tection of the harbor, 1861-G2 ; Superintendent and Engineer of 
New Bedford (Mass.) Copper Co., 1860-61. He received the 
degree of A.M. from Williams College, 1851. He married 
Harriet Briggs, daughter of the late Ex-Gov. George N. Briggs, 
and died in New Bedford, Mass., April 15, 1862. She is now 
(1889) living in Pittsfield, Mass. No issue. 

518-1251. Rev. Andf^ew Bigelow, son of Hon. Timothy 
and Lucy (Prescott) Bigelow, was born in Groton, Mass., May 
7, 1795 ; graduated at Harvard University, 1814, and its Divini- 
ty School, 1817; was ordained an evangelist, May, 1820, and 
commenced preaching at Eastport, Me., soon after, but declined 
an invitation to settle. He was installed at Medford, Mass., 
July 9, 1823, and officiated until Jan. 9, 1827. In 1828 he took 
charge of the Unitarian Church at Washington, D. C, for one 
year. On April 10, 1833, he was settled at Taunton, Mass., 
and was located at South Danvers (now Peabody), 1843 to 
1845, after which he was employed in Boston as minister at 
large by the Benevolent Fraternity of Churches. He was a 
pioneer in organizing the Home for Aged Men in Boston. He 
published in 1821, "Leaves from a Journal," and delivered the 
Election Sermon in 1836. We give the names of two children : 

2fi28. Theodoke S., b. July 30, 1826; d. in Boston, July"27, 1872. 
2(J29. Tlmothy. 

518-1252. Hon. John P. Bigelow, son of Hon. Timothy 
and Lucy (Prescott) Bigelow, was born in Groton, Mass., Aug. 
25, 1797 ; married, March 9, 1824, Louisa Ann Brown. Resided 
in Boston. A lawyer by profession ; was Secretary of the Com- 
monwealth, 1836 to 1843, and for several years was Mayor of 
Boston, and held other important positions. He died in Boston, 
July 4, 1872. We have been unable to find much information 
relating to this family. The following is the best we can learn 
in regard to the children : 



-»'• 



2G30. Prescott, /*. in Boston, 1S25; m. Nov. IG, 1858, Caroline 
(Thatcher) Andrews, dan,i?hter of William T. and Fanny M. 
Andrews; res. Boston. 

530-1259. HoPESTiLL Bigelow, son of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Fuller) Bigelow, was born in AVhitehall, N. Y., Yob. 28, 1786 ; 



268 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

married Feb. 12, 1817, Charlotte Bates; born Aug. 19, 1793; 
died Aug. 19, 1878, aged 85 years. He resided in Peun Yan, 
N. Y., for many years, and was one of the early abolitionists; 
during the Rebellion he was untiring in his efforts to aid the 
government. Late in life he moved to New Market, N. J., and 
died April 17, 1867. They had : 

2633. tAuTEMAS, h. July 4, 1818; m. Elizabeth Shattnck. 

530-1265. Samtjel Liscomb Bigelow, son of Samuel and 
Elizabeth (Fuller) Bigelow, was born in Whitehall, N. Y., April 
19, 1797; married Jan. 1, 1814, Catherine Van Gorder. They 
resided in Reading, Steuben Co., N. Y., for many years, and 
then moved to Michigan, where he died about 1867. She died 
about 1866. Their children were : 

2634. tNiRAM, h. iu Reading, Sept. 16, 1814; m. Corrinne Stanford. 

2635. fLEVi H., b. in Reading, 1816; m. Lucy F. 

2636. Mary, b. iu Reading ; d. youug. 

2637. Decatur; m.; d. in Grand Rapids, Midi., 1888. 

2638. Eliza Ann ; m. Tliomas Harris ; res. Mich. 

2639. John; d. youug. 

2640. tJAiiES Gaston, h. July 26, 1822; m. Auua Hodges. 

2641. Samuel; m. ; res. Sumner, Mich. 

2642. Abram ; was in the army as Captain in a Mich. Regt. during the 

Rebellion. 

2643. Julia ; m. Philander Tubbs ; res. Mich. 

532-1270. Dr. Thomas Bigelow, son of Thomas and Mary 
(Griffith) Bigelow, was born in Whitehall, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1801 ; 
married Feb. 23, 1882, Jennie C. Gordon, daughter of Samuel 
and Jane (Gardner) Gordon ; born in Hartford, N. Y., Nov. 7, 
1811. They resided in Hartford, where he practiced medicine 
for many years, then moved to Burlington, Vt., about 1855, and 
had a very successful practice for some sixteen years, when 
he removed to Milwaukee, Wis. ; he went subsequently to Green 
Bay, Wis., and shortly before his death returned to Milwaukee 
and died Feb. 3, 1882. From a local paper we extract the follow- 
ing : " He was a sturdy, resolute, Anti-Slavery man in the early 
days before the war, and equally as earnest an advocate in the 
cause of temperance ; a man of acute and vigorous intellect, of 
spotless integrity and purity of conduct in all matters of public 
and private life." Their children were : 

2644. Anna Searle, b. May 7, 1833; m. Feb. 5, 1861, H. H. Camp; res. 

Milwaukee. They have four cliildren. 

2645. Jennette, b. March 20, 1835 ; d. March 20, 1835. 



GENEALOGY. 269 

2646. Mary Gordon, J>. April 30, 1836; m. Sept. 27, 1859, Esek Cowan, 

It. in Hartford, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1834; lie is a lawyer in Troy, N. 
Y., Avliero they had : 

i. Maky K., '-. Sept. 6, I8G7. 

ii. Thomas B., h. Dec. 16, 1874. 

2647. Gordon, b. Jnly 16, 1838; d. Nov. 13, 1838. 

2648. BuEL Smith, li. Aii<?. 8, 1831); m. Mary Colver, about 1864; she cZ. 

Sept. 10, 1882. 

2649. IliKAM, h. April 10, 1841 ; d. Sept. 23, 1841. 
2(!r)0. Edward, h. April IS, 1842; d. same day. 

2651. K.vTiiERiNK Jeanet, h. April 28, 1843; m. Oct. 10, 1866, A. W. 

Myers; res. Ishpeiiiin,i>-, Mich. They had two children. 

2652. MAitTHA Wait, h. April 13, 1845 ; m. George E. Treat, about 1880 ; 

res. Milwaukee. They have one child. 

2653. tFRANK Gordon, h. Sept. 28, 1847; m. Annie E. Watkins. 

2654. Ellen Enos, b. Dec. 12, 1849; w. April 21, 1874, Rufus B. 

Kell()a,g; res. Green Bay, Wis. They have two children. 

2655. fWiLLLUi, b. Dec. 17, 1851 ; m. Cora B. Phillips. 

2656. Jane Smith, b. in Burlington, Vt., Dec. 13, 1857; m. Edward R. 

Hall. Oct. 12, 1882; res. Ishpeming. They have two children. 

540-1276. Hiram Bigelow of West Lebanon, N. Y., son of 
Joshua and Hiildah (Hunt) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, 
March 5, 1800; married June 2, 1831, Lucina Haight ; born in 
Canaan, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1806 ; died in West Lebanon Oct. 28, 
1863. He died Dec. 28, 1872. Their children were : 

2657. Joshua, b. Nov. 10, 1831; d. Jan. 28, 1858, unm. 

2658. Robert, b. April 24, 1834; m. April 2, 1862, Harriet Clark; res. 

East Nassau. 

2659. Samuel, b. March 16, 1836; m. 1854, Aurelia Clark; res. East 

Nassau. 

2660. Emily, b. Julv 26, 1837; d. Jan. 12, 1860, unm. 

2661. Charles, b. March 22, 1839; m. Jan. 5, 1862, Phebe J.Davis; 

res. Brainerd, N. Y. 

2662. Lucy L., b. Sept. 1, 1840; m. Dec. 26, 1861, Sacket Huested;' res. 

New Lebanon, N. Y. 

2663. AunELLA, b. July 18, 1845; m. Aug. 22, 1866, AVilliam Wait; res. 

Chatham, N. Y. 

2664. David, b. July 29, 1847; m. Dec. 8, 1880, Harriet E. Hemenway ; 

res. West Lebanon, on the old homestead. 

2665. Mary E., b. Nov. 6, 1849; res. West Lebanon. 

541-1278. Job G. Bkjelow of New Lebanon, N. Y., sou of 
Jabez and Almy (Gardner) Bigelow, was born in New Lebanon, 
Dec. 31, 1792; married in the Fall of 1818, Thankfid Enos; 
born in Nassau, June 8, 1792. They resided in New Lebanon 
until about 1826, when he moved to West Eaton, N. Y., thence 
to Milford, Oakland Co., Mich., in 1833, where he died Dec. 29, 
1837. She died 1882. Their children were : 

2666. fWiLLiAM Enos, b. RLay 3, 1820; m. Daphne Mattisou. 

2667. Jabez Gardner, b. March, 1822 ; m. ; res. Sandusky, O. 

2668. Almy Ann, b. Dec. 25, 1823; m. May, 1840, M. B. Wilsey; res. 

Milford, Mich. ; no issue. 



270 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2669. tJosEPH Enos, b. Jan. 3, 1826; m. Mary Maynard. 

2670. Harrison A., b. Dec. 23, 1828; m. Frances Elclen. 

2671. IAndrew J., b. July 4, 1832; m. Antha L. Mattlson. 

2672. Mary Eveline, h. Feb. 12, 1837 ; ??i. Henry W. Chubbuck ; res. 

Binghamton, N. Y. ; he d. Dec. 21, 1885, leaving one son. 

541-1282. Augustus Bigelow, son of Jabez and Almy 
(Gardner) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, N. Y., Sept. 18, 
1801 ; married Frances P. Fenn. He died April 29, 1882. 
She resides at Altoona, Dak. Their children were : 

2673. Theophilus Fknn, b. March 9, 1837 ; m. 

2674. fJAMES Augustus, b. Sept. 16, 1838; res. Altoona, Dak. 

545-1284. Thomas Allen Bigelow, son of Gale and Sarah 
(Pratt) Bigelow, was born in Lebanon, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1802; 
he married, but we do not learn the name of his wife ; he 
resided for many years in the vicinity of Lebanon, and later in 
life moved to California, and died in Gridley, Butte Co., June 
8, 1879. They had four sons and two daughters ; the following 
record is the best that we can get : 

2675. Jane Eliza ; m. Joseph Hogeboom ; she is living in Pennington, 





Sutter Co. 


, Cal. 


2676. 


Daughter. 




2677. 


Ralph ; res. 


, California. 


2678. 


Mark; res. 


Gridley, Cal. 


2679. 


Son. 




2680. 


Son. 





549-1298, Benjamin G. Bigelow, sou of Ephraim and 
Lydia (Johnson) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Mass., 
Aug. 8, 1794; married, 1823, Mary Matthews, daughter of 
James and Jane (Archer) Matthews, born in Cambridge, N. Y., 
Feb. 23, 1801. He went from Ryegate, Vt., and lived there for 
many years. About 1863, he removed to Dundee, 111., where 
he died Feb. 22, 1870. His widow and daughter returned to 
Ryegate. She died July 13, 1875. Their children were : 

2681. tCHESTER Matthews, b. March 14, 1824; m. Emma Van Nonnan. 

2682. James Henry, b. Sept. 23, 1827. He was an architect, and for 

some years previous to the great Are in Chicago, 1871, was a 
resident of that city; his office was in the very heart of 
the burnt district, and he has never been heard from since. 

2683. Mary A., b. June U, 1829; m. April 4, 1877, Rev. Joseph Hayes 

of the New Hampshire M. E. Conference, and was a resident 
of East Salisbury, Mass., 1888. 

2684. Stephen Decatur, b. July 17, 1831 ; d. Sept. 20, 1832. 

549-1299. RuFus Bigelow of Lyndon, Vt., son of Ephraim 
and Lydia (Johnson) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Mass., 



GENEALOGY. 271 

Aug. 19, 1796 ; married in the fall of 1827, Sally Pillsbury, 
boru in Bridgewater, N. H., Nov. 9, 1803, and died in Wheelock, 
Vt., Oct. 20, 1832; he married second Nancy Prescott, 1833; 
they resided in Wheelock and Lyndon, Vt. He died in Lyndon, 
Nov. 6, 1835. Their children were : 

2685. Caroline, h. in Wheelock, Nov. 14, 1828; m. Jan. 19, 1852, 

Aniasa (). Harris, h. in Lyndon, June 9, 1824; res. Lyndon. 
Tbcv had : 

'i. Carrie, h. March 25, 1857; m. 1880, Dr. Geo. W. Hoff- 
man of White River Junction, Vt. 
ii. Fred A. K., b. Oct. 7, 1858; in. 1880, AdeU Kennison. 
He went west when he was nineteen years of age and 
was there married, afterwards moved to Florida where 
he is in mercantile business at Winter Haven. 

2686. Louisa, b. in Wheelock, Aug 14, 1830; m. 1859, David KnoAvles; 

res. Northwood, N. H. She d. June 6, 1872, leaving one 
daughter : 

1. Ella Louise, b. Aug. 14, 1860; graduated Bates College 
1884, with honors; studied law. 

2687. tWiLLiAM RuFUS, b. Nov. 2, 1835 ; m. Emma L. Place. 

552-1310. Benson Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., son of 
Elisha and Lucy (Benson) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, 
Feb. 16, 1806; married. May 6, 1833, Elizabeth Hamilton, 
born in Pelliam, Mass., 1808, died in Westminster, May 28, 
1835 ; he married second, Dec. 7, 1836, Luc}- Wood of Littleton, 
born Nov. 18, 1809, died Dec. 23, 1859 ; he married third, 
June 30, 1863, Charlotte Rice Dow, born in Sudbury, May 4, 
1816. He died in Westminster, Jan. 28, 1880. Their children 
were : 

2688. Mary Jones, b. Feb. 3, 1834; m. May 23, 1859, Joseph A. Priest 

of Littleton. They had : 

i. Sarah Adams, b. April 7, 1860. 
ii. Mary Jane, b. July 10, 1861 ; d. Aug. 5, 1873. 
iii. Frank Bigelow, b. June 16, 1863. 
iv. Edwin Hamilton, b. Sept. 12. 1865. 
V. George Lincoln, b. May 26, 1868. 
vi. Herbert Bancroft, b. Feb. 6, 1875. 
vii. Benson Bulkeley, b. Dec. 14, 1876. 
2680. Nancy Elmina, b. Dec. 7, 1851 ; d. Feb. 15, 1864. 

2690. Edward Benson, b. Sept., 1855. 

552-1312. Alexander Bigelow of Westminster, Mass., 
son of Elisha and Lucy (Benson) Bigelow, was boru in West- 
minster, Sept. 12, 1809; married, Louisa ; they reside 

in Westminster. They had : 

2691. Harriet Amelia, b. Aug. 16, 1835; m. Morse. 

2692. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 26, 1844; m. Hastings. 

2693. Francis B., b. Feb. 16, 1852. 



272 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

554-1315. Francis E. Bigelow, sou of Hon. Abijah and 
Hannah (Gardner) Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., 
Jan. 14, 1807 ; married in Worcester, April 6, 1847, Mrs. 
Elizabeth C. Larrabee, daughter of Reuben Colton. He died 
in West Boylston, Mass., Sept. 5, 1880. She died in Worcester, 
March 10, 1882. They had one son : 

2694. John Paul, h. June 18, 1848; in. 

555-1323. Joshua Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., son of 
Joshua and Rhoda (Bowman) Bigelow, was l)orn in Worcester; 
married Sarah Griffiths. They lived in Ulica previous to 1835, 
and removed to Syracuse where he died 1840. They had : 

2695. t Joshua Gregory, h. Dec. 31, 1822; m. Feb., 1849, Henrietta 

Maria Bigelow. 

2696. Amanda Olivia; m. Peter Way of Syracuse, N. Y., where 

she is now living. 

555-1325. Gen. Edmond B. Bigelow of Worcester, N. Y., 
son of Joshua and Rhoda (Bowman) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, April 2, 1802 ; married, Dec. 15, 1825, Huldah 
Howe, daughter of Ezekiel and Nancy (Parker) Howe, born in 
Decatur, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1806, died in Marshall, Wis., Jan. 25, 
1873. He was quite prominent in military circles, receiving in 
the New York State Militia the commissions of Colonel, Brigadier- 
General and Major-General, and was engaged in mercantile 
business in Worcester the greater part of his life. At the time 
of his death he was proprietor of a large hotel in Albany, and 
died in that city, Oct. 7, 1865. Their children were born in 
Worcester : 

2697. IEdmund Bowman, jr., h. Dec. 8, 1826; m. Lois Robinson. 

2698. Edna Jane, h. April 2, 1828 ; m. William L. Gott, son of Jona. 

Gott of Worcester, N. Y. ; res. East Worcester, N. Y. 

2699. Alexander, h. Feb. 1, 1830; d. Jan. 19, 1831. 

2700. Jerome, h. Jan. 25, 1832; d. Feb. 3, 1852. 

2701. Lucy Ann, h. July 19, 1834; d. March 30, 1839. 

2702. William Wallace, b. May 27, 1837 ; res. Marshall, Wis. 

2703. Thaddeus, ft. May 24, 1839; m. 1800, Eliza Baker, daughter of 

Col. W. H. Baker of Albany. Thoy had : 
i. Jeremiah, h. 1864. 
ii. Genevieve, h. 1861 ; res. Albany. 

2704. Florence Estella, h. Feb. 24, 1841 ; m. 1863, Charles A. Coryell, 

son of Col. Coryell of Albany ; res. Del Norte, Colo. 

2705. Bertrand, h. June 20, 1843; cl. June 22, 1845. 

2706. GovERNEUR Morris, h. June 22, 1845; m. 1884, Nan Banan; 

res. Marshall, Wis. One daughter, h. 1887. 



GENEALOGY. 273 

564-1328. Jabez Bigelow, son of Jabez and Elizabeth 
(Mcintosh) Bigelow, was born in Newbury, Vt., Nov. 25, 1789 ; 
married Eleanor Chamberlain. He died Nov. 13, 1850. She 
died in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 28, 1863, aged 78 years. Their 
children were : 

2707. tPASCHAL p. M., b. 1816; m. Nov. 22, 1860, Sarah F. Ludlow. 

2708. Mary; to. Elmer ; res. Hartford, Conn. 

2709. Lizzie M., b. 1828; m. Oct. 3, 1865, Stebbias Smith; res. 

Monroe, N. H. 

564-1334. Hon. John Bigelow of Ryegate, Vt., son of 
Jabez and Elizabeth (Mcintosh) Bigelow, was born in Ryegate, 
Dec. 28, 1803; married, Dec. 26, 1836, Mary C. Thompson, 
born in Corinth, Vt., May 21, 1821. They reside in Ryegate, 
where their childen were born : 

2710. Emily Adelaide, 5. Sept. JO, 1838; d. Aug. 19, 1839. 

2711. Alexander T., h. April 5, 1841; m. Nov. 24. 1883, Edna S. 

Kelly; res. St. Paul, Minn. 

2712. S. Belle, b. Sept. 6, 1843; m. Aug. 11, 1870, Horace Goodhue; 

res. Northflekl, Minn. 

2713. William L., b. Aug. 31, 1846; d. Feb. 26, 1860. 

2714. Francis H., b. Jan. 16, 1850; tn. May 26, 1880, Addie H. Kent, b. 

June 23, 1858 ; res. Ryegate. 

565-1342. Thaddeds Bowman Bigelow, son of Benjamin 
and Rebecca (Bowman) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, 
Mass., June 3, 1799. When quite young his father moved to 
Cambridge, where he spent his youth at the old mansion known 
as the "Inman Castle." He graduated at Harvard University, 
1820, and soon joined his father in business in Boston. In 
Oct., 1822, he married Polly D. Cutler; born in Petersham, 
Mass., March 31, 1798; died at Troy, N. Y., April 11, 1846. 
He married second, June 3, 1847, Mrs. Ann H. Emmons ; born 
in Chester, Mass., Jan. 12, 1813 ; died in Oakland, Cal., July 
9, 1876. About 1826 he removed to Troy, N. Y., where he 
was engaged in business. From Troy he returned to Cambridge 
on his father's death in 1849, and seven years later he removed 
to Wisconsin, but after a short residence there he joined his 
children in California, where he resided until his death, June 3, 
1888, at Oakland. His life was long and useful. Twice he 
was chosen an Alderman of Cambridge, and once he was chosen 
to represent the city in the Legislature. Hon. Horace Davis of 
California thus speaks of him: "He was a man of gentle and 
33 



274 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

kindly disposition, of consistent but unobtrusive piety, with a 
higli sense of honor and a steady self-command, which never 
gave way to passion. He was very fond of young people and 
always took a deep interest in their moral and material welfare." 
His children were : 

2715. tSAMXJEL Cutler, b. in Cambridge, Jan. 14, 1824 ; m. Adelaide 

W. Bowman. 

2716. Lucy Elliott, b. in Troy, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1826. 

567-1345. Abraham G. Bigelow of Princeton, Mass., son 
of Abraham and Syrena (Richardson) Bigelow, was born in 
Princeton, Sept. 2, 1798 ; married, Dec. 4, 1822, Rebecca Bax- 
ter Howe, daughter of Windsor and Nabby (Baxter) Howe (a 
lineal descendant of Richard Baxter, the first settler of Prince- 
ton) . They resided on the same farm, where Richard Baxter, 
the first settler, built his log cabin. He died Jan., 1836. She 
married second, Jan. 25, 1838, William Bartlett of Hubbardston, 
who afterwards lived in Bolton, Mass. (Her father, Windsor 
Howe, died in Bolton at the great age of 102 years.) The chil- 
dren of Abraham G. were : 

2717. fWiNDSOR Howe, b. March 25, 1823; m. Letitia Bell. 

2718. Abbam Gilbert ; d. young. 

2719. fABRAM Gilbert, b. Aug. 29, 1826; m. Delicea A. Wheeler. 

2720. tBENJAMiN Heywood, b. Nov. 18, 1829 ; m. Kebecca Kendall. 

2721. Abigail Cyrena, b. April 1, 1832; m. David J. Reed of Prince- 

ton. They have : 

i. Mary L., b. Oct. 23, 1852; d. June 23, 1868. 
ii. Solon, b. Sept. 14, 1854; m. Oct., 1875, Emma Kelly. 

2722. Mary Rebecca, b. Dec. 28, 1834; m. Sept. 2, 1885, Abram Sawin; 

res. South Gardner, Mass. 

569-1351. Jabez Bigelow, son of Ezekiel and Prudence 
(Penniman) Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Vt., Sept., 1803 ; 
married, Nov., 1831, Eliza Deborah Greene; born in Quincy, 
Mass., April, 1811. They resided in Quincy, where their chil- 
dren were born, and where he died July 23, 1885. Their chil- 
dren were : 

2723. Jabez Walter, b. Oct. 24, 1832; d. Dec, 1832. 

2724. Adelaide Amelia, b. Oct. 18, 1833; m. April, 1861, William A. 

Peabody, son of William and Hannah (Pierce) Peabody ; b. in 
Danvers, Jan. 4, 1833 ; res. Danvers, Mass. 

2725. Eliza Amanda, b. April, 1835; m. May, 1855, Dr. William G. 

Dawes, son of Judge Dawes, and grandson of Judge Cranch of 
Washington, D. C. ; b. in Baltimore, Md. ; now res. Maiden, 
Mass. 



GENEALOGY. 275 

2726. Emily Josephine, h. Dec, 1836; m. July, 1855, Iracl P. Goodale, 

son of James and Augusta (Joslj'u) Goodale; res. Danvers 
Centre, Mass. 

2727. LoRiNG, b. Dec, 1838; enlisted in Co. B, 13th Regt. Mass. Vols., 

July 16, 1861; d. of wounds, Oct. 18, 1862. 

2728. Louisa Deborah, b. Oct., 1840; d. Feb., 1857. 

2729. Mary Judith Rebecca, b. July, 1842; d. Nov., 1857. 

2730. IIexry Clay, b. Aug.. 1844; d. Feb., 1861. 

2731. John Pkescott, b. June, 1848; m. July, 1867, Sarah G. Osborne; 

res. Quincv. 

2732. Annie Maria, b. Aug., 1851; w. April 17, 1872, "William L. 

Mason, son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Parker) Mason ; res. Bing- 
hamton, N. Y. 

570-1353. Luke Bigelow of Lancaster, Mass., son of Luke 
and Asenath (Winship) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, 
Mass., June 14, 1795; married, Dec. 6, 1821, Eliza Wilder. 
He removed to Lancaster, where they afterwards lived and he 
died Oct. 20, 1872. She died Nov. 24, 1873. Their children 
were : 

2733. Lucius Aurelius, b. Dec. 7, 1823 ; m. June 10, 1846, Sarah Maria 

Tufts, daughter of Otis Tufts; b. in Maiden, .July 14, 1825; d. 
in Boston, Feb. 15, 1886; he is now living in Boston (1889) ; no 
issue. 

2734. Jane Eliza, b. Sept. 7, 1825; d. April 5, 1831. 

2735. Solon Francis, b. Aug. 19, 1828; d. March 17, 1831. 

2736. Cynthia Wilder, b. Sept. 7, 1830; d. Feb. 24, 1843. 

2737. Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 17, 1832 ; m. Nov. 4, 1852, Arba Estey. They 

had : 

i. Arthur Bigelow, b. March 24, 1856; d. Oct. 21, 1871. 
ii. Harry Francis, b. April 18, 1866; ?*es. Worcester, Mass. 

2738. Theodore Francis, b. July 12, 1834; m. Sept. 27, 1857, Emma 

Jane March; she d. Aug., 1873; m. second, April 7, 1874, Julia 
M. Libby ; he d. March 4, 1877. Had by first wife : 
i. Walter E., b. Feb. 19, 1859. 

2739. Cornelia Asenath, b. May 13, 1836; d. July 1, 1837. 

2740. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1838 ; res. Boston. 

2741. John Alanson, b. Feb. 18, 1843; d. July 9, 1843. 

570-1357. John Bigelow of Boston, son of Luke and 
Asenath (Winship) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Mass., 
May 26, 1802; married, Dec. 1, 1830, Lydia, daughter of Eli 
and Lydia (Richardson) Starr; born in Stoneham, Aug. 21, 
1805. He went to Boston about the year 1824, and was soon 
followed by his brothers Alanson and Abraham 0. He early 
engaged in business as a dealer in watches and jewelry, and 
with his brothers formed the firm of Bigelow Brothers, under 
this style and that of Bigelow Brothers & Kennard, and Bige- 
low, Kennard & Co. They have maintained a high reputation 
as importers and dealers in watches and jewelry. He was 



276 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

elected a member of the Legislature of 1851-52, again in 1863- 
64 ; was admitted a member of Columbian Lodge, F. A. M., in 
1845, and was its Treasurer for more than a quarter of a century, 
also a member of De Molay Commandery Knight Templars. 
He was an active member of several musical associations and a 
director in several leading manufacturing corporations. After 
an honorable business career of over fifty years he retired from 
active business life, and died in Boston, Jan. 2, 1878. Their 
children were : 

2742. Adeline C, b. 1838; m. Sept. 15, 1864, Alexander 0. Ewing. 

2743. Linda A., b. 1847; m. Juue 3, 1868, Josiah W. Chamberlain. 

570-1360. Alanson Bigelow of Boston, Mass., son of Luke 
and Asenath (Winship) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, 
Mass., May 20, 1809, and he early went to Boston and engaged 
with his brothers in mercantile life, and formed the firm of Bige- 
low Brothers, importers and dealers. He married in Cambridge, 
Nov. 1, 1835, Anne Rebecca Bangs, daughter of Isaiah and 
Deborah (Bigelow) Bangs; born in Montreal, Nov. 3, 1816; 
died in Cambridge, May 24, 1861. He married second, Nov. 
18, 1863, Mary J. Hudson, widow of Oliver Hudson, and daugh- 
ter of Horatio G. and Kezia E. (Goodnow) Ware. He died in 
Boston, Feb. 29, 1884. Their children were: 

2744. Alanson, b. Aug. 3, 1837; res. Boston. 

2745. Ellen Ann, b. Sept. 27, 1840 ; m. June 19, 1860, Amory Hough- 

ton, Jr.. son of Amory and Sophronia Houghton. 

2746. Lucy E., b. April 4, 1846. 

2747. Edward H., b. Sept. 4, 1847; d. Aug. 9, 1849. 

2748. Florence B., b. 1850; d. Dec. 8, 1853. 

570-1361. Abraham O. Bigelow, son of Luke and Asenath 
(Winship) Bigelow, was born in Westminster, Mass., May 20, 
1809. Like his brothers John and Alanson, he early went to 
Boston and learned the watchmaking trade, and soon after 
started in business with his brothers in the firm* of Bigelow 
Brothers, importers and dealers in watches and jewelry ; after- 
wards the firm of Bigelow, Kennard & Co. In 1876, having 
amassed considerable property, he retired from business. He 
was well known in the banking world, having been connected 
with the Massachusetts National Bank for many years as one of 
its Directors, and President from 1881 to 1887. He was twice 
elected a member of the board of Aldermen of the city of Bos- 



GENEALOGY. 277 

ton, and was twice elected to the Legislature. He was a great 
lover of music and at one time was President of the Handel and 
Haydn Society. He married, June 7, 1841, Olivia A. Dodd, 
daughter of James Dodd of Boston. They had one daughter. 

571-1369. Dr. Reuben M. Bigelow, son of Reuben and 
Abigail (Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Peru, Vt., April 0, 1807 ; 
married in Lisbon, N. Y., Sarah Margaret Conant, daughter of 
George C. and Sally (Tibbetts) Conant. He moved from Ogdens- 
burgh, N. Y., to Allegan, Mich., about 1835, and afterwards 
moved to Otsego, where she died Nov. 15, 1847. Some years 
later he went to Seattle, Washington, where he took up a tract of 
land thinking to provide for the little ones he had left behind 
in Michigan, and while waiting for the government to survey 
the land that it might be legally secured for his children, he 
was stricken a second time with paralysis and died Feb. 17, 1861. 
Their children were : 

2750. IGeorge M., h. in Allegan, 1839; m. Lelia Grimes. 

2761. tHENRY Childs, b. iu Otsego, Dec. 25, 1845; m. Belle White. 

2752. fBisHOP Perkins, h. in Otsego, Oct. 27, 1847; m. Harriet E. 

Colburn. 

571-1374. Frederick O. Bigelow, sou of Reuben and 
Abigail (Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Peru, Vt., Jan. 9, 1818 ; 
married at Bradley, 111., Nov. 12, 1841, Mary E. Eachno ; she 
died April 2, 1843 ; he married second, Feb. 2, 1844, Eliza G. 
Malone. He died in Carson Valley, Cal., Aug. 12, 1852. 
Their children w^ere : 

2753. Mary Abigail, h. Sept. 13, 1842, in Vcrgennes, 111. ; m. March 20, 

1864, Solomon M. Porter, son of M. S. and Celestia Porter; 
res. Jackson Co., 111. They had : 



j. 


Mary. 


ii. 


Cordelia. 


iii. 


Celestia. 


iv. 


Sanford. 


v. 


LUCINDA. 


vi. 


Frederic. 


Lucy 


Caroline, h. 


Nicholas. 


Susan Catherine, h 



2754. Lucy Caroline, h. Nov. 2, 1844; m. Oct. 13, 1869, Phillip 
Nicholas. 

2755. Susan Catherine, h. June 1, 1847; to. Oct. 10, 1869, Henry Short, 

son of Henry and Mary (Cross) Short. She d. Sept. 11, 1889. 
They had : 

i. Lyman O. 
ii. Luella. 
iii. Henry Chester. 
iv. Ethan Allen. 
V. Hiram O. 



278 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

vi. Susan Florence. 
vii. Richard F. 
viii. Emma A. 
ix. Mary E. 
X. Ralph. 
2756. fREUBEN Orlando, b. Aug. 2, 1850; m. Emma D. Dishon. 
27.57. Emma Frederica, b. Dec. 23, 1852; m. at Pinckneyville, III., 
Nov. 2, 1873, George A. "Webster, sou of Beujamiu aud Mary 
A. (Folger) Webster. They had : 

i. Ben Bigelow, b. Aug. 25, 1874. 
ii. Maria Louise, b. Oct. 14, 1875. 

571-1375. Dr. Asa Bigelow of Toledo, Ohio, son of 
Reuben and Abigail (Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Peru, Vt., 
May 2, 1820 ; married Feb. 14, 1848, Mary E. La Monte at 
Attica, Ind. ; she died Dec. 22, 1850. PTe married second, 
Oct. 4, 1853, Martha A. Scott, born in Rob Roy, Ind., Feb. 15, 
1835. At the age of twelve he lost his father, and having 
determined to be a physician , he went to live with Dr. Laurin G. 
Whitney, and graduated at the Medical School at Woodstock, 
Vt., at the age of twenty. After five years of practice he 
started for the West and located in Attica, Ind., and soon 
became the leading physician of that city, being especially 
skilful as a surgeon. During the war he served as Surgeon of 
the 3d 111. Cavalry. In 1871, he moved to Toledo, O., where 
he spent the remainder of his days, and for several years he 
held the position of Professor of Obstetrics in the Toledo 
Medical College, which place he held to the time of his death, 
April 13, 1888, He was very much interested in the history of 
his family, and the writer has letters written a short time 
previous to his death, in which he expressed the hope that he 
should see a copy of the genealogy in print. His family 
were : 

2758. La Monte, b. June 1, 1850; d. March 11, 1851. 

2759. Ella, b. Sept. 15, 1854; d. Aug. 4, 1865. 

2760. Oakalla, b. Dec. 31, 1857; res. Toledo. 

2761. CiiAUNCY Scott, b. Sept. 26, 1862; res. Toledo, O. 

2762. Reuben, b. July, 1866 ; deceased. 



SEYENTH GENERATION. 



576-1384. HenkyBigelow, son of James and Anne (Spencer) 
Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., June, 1807 ; married, 
Aug. 9, 1832, Mary ^'''^rker ; resided in Nantucket several years, 
where their children were born : later moved to Westborough, 
Mass., where he died Aug. 27, 1871. Their children were : 

2763. Anna HussEY, 6. 1833; m. Jan. 1, 1862, Edward Alden of New- 

ton, Mass. ; res. Swampscott, Mass. 

2764. tJAMES Henry, h. .Jan. 7, 1838; m. May 8, 1862, Harriet E. 

Coleman; res. Elizabeth, N. J. 
2764a. Edward ; d. at sea. 
2764/^ Emily; d. young. 
2764c. MaryB., b. Sept. 30, 1848; d. at Westboroi;gh, Jan. 7, 1871 ; 

unm. 

576-1386. Timothy Spencer Bigelow, son of James and 
Anne (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1815 ; 
married June 8, 1842, Sarah Ann Tenney, daughter of Robert 
G. Tenney, and died in Somerville, Mass., 1855. Their 
children were : 

2765. tOsCAR Spencer, b. in Charlestown, Mass., 1844; m. 1868, 

Matilda AVarner. 

2766. Abbie, /). in Somerville, 1845; m. 1874, Charles B. Foote of 

Chicago, 111. They had : 

i. Sidney Bigelow, b. in Chicago, 1875. 
ii. Edna Bigelow, b. in Chicago, 1878. 

577-1388. Richard Bigelow, son of John and Clarissa 
(Hillyer) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 22, 1797 ; 
married, Sept. 3, 1823, Martha B. Smith, daughter of Deacon 
Normand Smith of Hartford; she was born Nov. 28, 1798, 
died Dec. 7, 1877 ; he died Nov. 6, 1863. He was a man of 
considerable wealth, large influence and great charity, and did a 
great deal to gather family history of the Bigelows in Hartford, 
and to his efforts more than any other source are we indebted 
for the material and data in relation to the early Bigelows of 
Hartford. His family were : 

2767. Mary Elizabeth, b. March 10, 1826; m. June 7, 1848, George 

R. Lockwood. 



280 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2768. Richard Hillyer, h. Aug. 22, 1827; m. Sept. 25, 1851, Columbia 

L. Johnson. 

2769. Frances, h. Sept. 1, 1829; m. Oct. 13, 1853, William A. Doane of 

St. Louis. 

2770. Eliza King, b. Sept. 24, 1831. 

2771. Alfred, h. Sept. 25, 1833; d. March 12, 1834. 

2772. Martha, h. April 2, 1835 ; to. April 20, 1859, Eben Mason. 

2773. Edward, h. March 27, 1837 ; d. Jan. 22, 1852. 

2774. James, b. Feb. 25, 1839; m. June 23, 1870, Mary E. Duryea. He 

d. Oct. 4, 1871. They had: 

i. Mabel, b. 1871 ; d. Aug. 16, 1872. 

577-1391. John Bigelow, son of John and Clarissa (Hillyer) 
Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., April 27, 1805 ; married, 
Oct. 18, 1838, Jane Ashley Hinman, daughter of Royal R. 
Hinman (the genealogist and historian, and formerly Secretary of 
State of Conn.) He was a great traveller before the days of 
railroads, and a man of considerable wealth. In later years he 
became a resident of Northampton, Mass., where he died 
Nov. 24, 1887. His familv were : 

2775. Jane Francis, b. Oct. 11, 1839. 

2776. John Hinman, b. Aug. 8 1841 ; d. Sept. 22, 1844. 

2777. William Henry, b. Aug. 19, 1845 ; d. June 9, 1846. 

2778. fGEORGE Ashley, b. Feb. 12, 1848 ; m. Anna Colston. 

583-1393. Hon. Samuel F. Bigelow of Newark, N. J., son of 
Moses and Julia A. B. (Fowler) Bigelow, was born in Newark, 
N. J., March 29, 1837; is a lawyer by profession; has been 
City Attorney, Judge of the City Court, and United States 
District Attorney for New Jersey. Resides in Newark. 

583-1394. MosES Bigelow of Newark, N. J., son of 
Moses and Julia A. B. (Fowler) Bigelow, was born in Newark, 
April 19, 1839 ; married, June 17, 1875, Eliza Rebecca Fowler, 
daughter of Col. Samuel Fowler and Henrietta (Brodhead) 
Fowler (daughter of Hon. John Brodhead of N. J.) Their 
children are : 

2779. Moses, b. Dec. 22, 1876. 

2780. Henry Brodhead, b. July 20, 1878. 

2781. Henrietta Fowler, b. May 5, 1880. 

2782. Frederick, b. Feb. 17, 1882. 

2783. John Ogden, b. Sept. 13, 1883. 

583-1396. Frederick Bigelow, son of Moses and Julia A. 
B. (Fowler) Bigelow, was born in Newark, N. J., April 24, 
1844 ; married. May 29, 1866, Harriet Van Rensselaer Bleecker, 
daughter of Alexander N. and Harriet (Blackwell) Bleecker. 
He died July 13, 1871 ; resides in Newark. They had : 

2784. Julia Fowler, b. in Newark, Jan. 9, 1868. 



GENEALOGY. 281 

2785. Harriet Van Rensselaer, b. in Newark, March 17, 1869. 

2786. Fredekika, h. in Jersey City, Nov. 24, 1871. 

600-1406. Edwin Samuel Bigeloav, son of Samuel and 
Abbie (Steele) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, Conn., April 
14, 1825; married at Bellows Falls, Vt., March 28, 1852, 
Frances H. Emerson; born in Keene, N. H., Feb. 16, 1834. 
She died and he married second, in Cambridge, Mass., March 
28, 1873, Mary A. De Winter. Their children were : 

2787. Elizabeth A., b. in Keene, N. H., April 10, 1853; m. William 

Oilman; shed. Feb. 18, 1873; no issue. 

2788. Frederick A., h. in Keene, July 4, 1855; d. May 5, 1862. 

2789. Henrietta F., b. in Keene, Feb. 26, 18.59; m. Nov. 26, 1879, 

Eugene Petersilea of Mattapan, Mass. They had: 
i. Clifford E., b. June 4, 1881. 
ii. Emily C. B., b. Nov. 18, 1882. 
ill. Wallace A., b. Aug. 30, 1884. 

2790. Edwin A., b. in Cambridge, April 28, 1874. 

605-1411. Lewis A. Bigelow, son of Amos and Amanda 
(Dickinson) Bigelow was born in Hadley, Mass., Aug. 23, 
1823 ; married Dec. 26, 1847, Emily A. Cleveland. They resided 
in Andover and Lynn, Mass. He died in the latter place Jan. 
28, 1886. She is now living in Lynn. They had : 

2791. Clarence L., b. in Andover, Dec. 26, 1861; m. Feb. 17, 1881, 

Nellie M. Cleveland, daughter of Joseph and Hepsiljeth Cleve- 
land; b. in Margaretville, N. S., Aug. 23, 1856; res. Lynn. 

2792. Cecil A., b. in Reading, Mass., June 11, 1864; d. Aug. 8, 1864. 

625-1438. John W. Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Philinda (Prouty) Bigelow, was born in Spencer, 
Mass., May 15, 1814 ; married in Boston, Dec. 12, 1840, Ange- 
line T. Witham. She died in Boston, June 16, 1842, aged 24 
years, 10 months. He married second, Jan. 27, 1843, Margaret 
Lindley ; born in Charlton, Mass., Oct. 26, 1820. They resided 
in Worcester, where for the last twenty years of his life he was 
in the employ of the National Wire Manufacturing Co., of which 
his brother Jonah H. was one of the Co. He died in Worcester, 
May 13, 1887. Their children were : 

2793. John W., b. in Boston, May 20, 1842; m. Sept. 9, 1862, Julia M. 

Bryant, daughter of Samuel and Susan M. Bryant; he enlisted 
in Co. A, 46th Regt. Mass Vols. Sept., 1862; discharged July, 
1863; d. Oct. 14, 1864; she d. Aug. 23, 1866. 

2794. tEDWARD Lindlp;y, b. in Worcester, Oct. 7, 1844; m. Carrie A. 

Stratton. 

2795. Emily Louisa, b. June 27, 1849 ; res. Worcester. 

34 



282 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2796. Ida Maria, b. May 24, 1852; m. April 8, 1874, John S. Goodman; 

res. "Worcester. 

2797. Walter Everett, b. May 4, 1860 ; res. Worcester. 

625-1439. Joseph D. Bigelow, son of Jabez and Philinda 
(Prouty) Bigelow, was born in Spencer, Mass., May 15, 1814; 
married in Boston, Aug. 29, 1839, Annabella S. Wentworth. 
He died in Springfield, Mass., July 31, 1881. They had : 

2798. tADDisoN G., b. in Boston, 1847 ; m. Mary A. Melvin ; res. Boston. 

625-1441. Cheney Bigelow of Springfield, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Philinda (Prouty) Bigelow, was born in Spencer, 
Mass., Oct. 31, 1819; married in Springfield, Jan. 5, 1843, 
Eliza A. Cook. Resided in Springfield, where he was engaged 
in business. He died Jan. 21, 1873. Their family were : 

2799. Jane E., b. May 11, 1846 ; m. Jan. 5, 1869, Wellington D. Stevens ; 

she d. 1884; res. Springfield, Mass. They had : 
i. Jennie D., b. Feb. 11, 1874. 
ii. Cheney B., b. Feb. 24, 1876. 

2800. Ella M., b. Nov. 26, 1848. 

625-1442. Charles P. Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Jabez and Philinda (Prouty) Bigelow, was born in Spencer, 
March 21, 1821; married Sept. 25, 1844, Jane M. Briggs of 
Worcester. They resided in Worcester where he was in the wire 
works. He died Dec. 27, 1863. She died July 3, 1868, aged 
45 years. They had : 

2801. Alice, b. April 28, 1851. 

2802. Lizzie J., b. 1855; m. May 31, 1877, John A. Woodward of 

Worcester; shed. April, 1886. They had: 
i. Charles. 
ii. Howard. 
iii. Florknok. 

2803. Nellie Maria, b. Feb. 8, 1858 ; d. Oct. 1, 1859. 

2804. Charles, b. March 18, 1860 ; m. 

628-1455. Fernando C. Bigelow of Rutland, Mass., son of 
Joseph and Auriel (Hathaway) Bigelow, was born in Rutland, 
Oct. 19, 1830; married Nov. 2, 1849, Lucinda R. Wheeler, 
daughter of Luther and Sarah Wheeler ; born in Rutland, April 
7, 1831; died Aug. 31, 1870; married second, July 24, 1873, 
Mary N. Hubbard, daughter of Stephen N. and Lucy A. Hub- 
bard ; born in Holden, Dec. 10, 1850. They reside in Rutland, 
where he is engaged in farming. Children : 

2805. Herbert L., b. April 7, 1850; d. June 6, 1853. 

2806. Oren, b. May 11, 1854; m. March 16, 1881, Belle M. Patterson; 

res. Worcester. 



GENEALOGY. 283 

2807. AuRiL, b. Aug. 15, 1856; d. June 25, 1874. 

2808. Lewis R., /*. Aug. 30, 1870. 

2809. Joseph, h. March 3, 1877. 

630-1461. Jonas Augustus Bigelow, sou of Nathan and 
Prudence (Hathaway) Bigelow, was born in Millport, Ohio, July 
3, 1836; married Sept., 1867, Margaret Sliirey, daughter of 
Lewis and Jane (Cryden) Shirey of Groveport, O. He served 
in the 6th Regt. U. S. Cavalry for three years, during the late 
war ; he re-enlisted in a regt. of Ohio infantry and served to the 
close of the war ; was taken prisoner in Penn. and was soon after 
exchanged, and later served under Gen. Sherman in his " March 
to the Sea." He died in Groveport, June 20, 1877. Their chil- 
dren were : 

« 

2810. Ella; res. Columbus, Ohio. 

2811. Lewis; res. Ohio. 

2812. Sadie. 

638-1473. Daniel A. Bigelow of Ames, Iowa, son of 
Daniel E. and Margaret E. (Baker) Bigelow, was born in Ches- 
ter, Mass., Nov. 24, 1839 ; married Nov. 23, 1868, Sara Moore, 
daughter of John R. and Susan Moore ; born in Penn., July 30, 
1846. He served in the army during the late war, and went to 
Iowa at the close, and settled in Ames, Story Co., where he is 
engaged in business. They have : 

2813. Margaret Moore, b. Feb. 25, 1870. 

2814. Robert EDWAiiD, h. Maj^ 1, 1873. 

2815. Carrie Pearl, b. July 29, 1874. 

2816. Alida Janet, b. Dec. 28, 1881. 

651-1487. Hon. Francis Bigelow of Natick, Mass., son of 
Charles and Rebecca E. (Babcock) Bigelow, was born in Sher- 
born, May 9, 1840; married in Natick, Dec. 18, 1866, Mary 
Eliza Kimball of Natick. He has served two years in the 
State Senate and now resides in Natick. They had : 

2817. Mary L., b. Eeb. 27, 1871. 

2818. Louis Henry, b. April 8, 1877. 

658-1495, Joseph Bigelow of West Boylston, Mass., son 
of Stephen and Rachel (Pike) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, 
Sept., 1798; married Betsey Marshall of Holden. She died in 
West Boylston, Nov. 14, 1857, aged 58 years. He married 
second, Oct. 11, 1860, Elizabeth T. Mills. She died Feb. 5, 



284 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1869. He died Feb. 27, 1885, aged 86 years. Their children 
were born in West Boylston : 

2819. fOxis Dexter, b. Feb. 22, 1827; m. Apri 14, 1850, Millie P. Greene. 

2820. tWiLLiAM P., h. March 23, 1828; m. Abbie . 

2821. tANDREW J., h. Oct. 10, 1829; m. Acleliza F. Greene. 

2822. fABEL Marshall, h. June 14, 1831 ; m. Julia E. Carpenter. 

2823. Adeliza M., 6. Feb. 22, 1833; d. 1 

2824. Adeline M., h. Feb. 22, 1833; m. May 17, 1857, Royal lrp_p,-„„ 

Smith; he d. 1867; she m. second, George O. Cook of pwmb. 
Petersham, Mass. She had by her first husband : J 
i. Arthur B. ; d. young, 
ii. Charles S. ; (?. young, 
iii. H. Herbert ; d. aged 13 years. 

2825. Charles Fremont, 6. April 18, 1840; d. 

2826. Joseph Lawson, b. May 30, 1844; d. 

665-1501. Rev. Jonathan Bigelow, son of Andrew and 
Sarah (Fawcett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., April 
5, 1793; married in Boston, April 4, 1821, Eliza Tappan of 
Portsmouth, N. H. She was born in Beverly, Mass., April 10, 
1795 ; died in North Pepin, Wis., Jan., 1858. He graduated at 
Brown University, and studied for the ministry at the Andover 
Theological Seminary, and for many years he was settled over 
the Congregational Church in Rochester, having previously 
preached in Lubec, Me., and New Haven, Conn. From Roches- 
ter he went to Collamer, Ohio, where he died Jan., 1854. Their 
children were : 

2827. Eliza Ann Adams, b. in Lubec, Me., March 6, 1822; m. Sept. 20, 

1841, Rev. Charles W. Wood; h. in Middleborough, Mass., 
June 30, 1814; res. Ashby, Mass., where she d. May 24, 1846. 
They had : 

i. Charles H. W., 5. in Ashby, Jan. 1, 1844; m. July 23, 
1865, Mary, daughter of Russell J. and Harriet (Pratt) 
Whitman ; h. in East BridgeAvater, Dec. 9, 1844 ; res. 
Roxbury, Mass. ; he graduated at Bridgewater Normal 
School," 1862; enlisted in Co. A, 42d Regt. Mass. Vols. 
in 1864 for 100 days; taught school in Marlborough, 
Mass., the two following years, and since 1867 has 
been a civil engineer in Boston. Tliey had : 
Florence Anna, b. Nov. 24, 1872. 
Mary Winnifred, h. Aug. 28, 1874; d. March 
15, 1887. 

2828. Isabella Aurelia, b. in Lubec, Feb., 1824; m. Feb., 1849, John 

C. Grinnell ; she d. June, 1866 ; res. New Bedford. They had 
four children. 

2829. Lucy Maria, b. in New Haven, Nov., 1826; d. Oct., 1832. 

2830. Susan Eustis, b. in Rochester, Nov. 2, 1828; m. in Indiana, Rev. 

D. H. Bittle, D.D. ; he d. in Savannah, Ga., Jan., 1874; she m. 
second, Nov., 1876, Rev. Abraham Myers of San Francisco, son 
of Gen. Samuel Myers of Ohio ; he d. April, 1885 ; she is now 
living in San Francisco ; no children. 



GENEALOGY. 285 

2831. Hknry Homes, b. Dec. 28, 1830 ; m. Mary D. Smith of Cincinnati. 

2832. tGKORGE Homer, b. Nov. 16, 1832; m. Susie H. Jordan. 

2833. FiuNCKS Amelia, b. Sept., 1834; m. Sept., 1850, Franklin Clark 

of North Pepin, Wis. ; she d. Aug., 1857, leaving one son : 

i. Fu.vNK BiGELOW, b. 1857; is a physician; res. St. Louis, 
Mo. 

2834. tJoN'-vTHAN Edwards, b. in Rochester, Aug. 1, 1837; vi. Clara J. 

Neale; res. San Francisco. 

665-1502. Solomon Bigelow of Boylston, Mass., son of 
Andrew and Sarah (Fawcett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, 
March 18, 1795 ; married, Nov. 24, 1818, Rebecca Parker. He 
was a blacksmith by trade, and lived in that part of Boylston 
known as Straw Hollow. She died Aug. 14, 1856, aged 59 
years. He died Aug. 24, 1870. Their children were : 

2835. Caroline Rebecca, b. Aug. 22, 1819; m. Luther Stowe of Graf- 

ton; res. Worcester, Mass. 

2836. tSoLOMON S., b. Dec. 27, 1821 ; m. Julia Nelson. 

2837. Rebecca Marl\.. b. March 13, 1824 ; m. Charles Loring of Sterling ; 

she d. Feb. 6, 1862. 

2838. tCHARLES Parker, b. Nov. 12, 1827; m. Rhoannah J. Ball. 

2839. fHENRY Alonzo, 5. Feb., 1834; m. Mary E. Wilson. 

665-1503. Rev. Asahel Bigelow of Hancock, N. H., son 
of Andrew and Sarah (Fawcett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, 
May 14, 1797. He became interested in religion when 19 years 
old, and when he was 20 his father gave him his time and he 
went to work for his brother Solomon, blacksmithiug. In the 
fall of that year (1817), having earned thirty dollars, he took 
his bundle and walked off 45 miles to Andover, to begin a course 
of education and prepare himself for college, and in due time 
he entered Harvard University and graduated 1823 ; then took 
a course of theological study at the Andover, Theological Semi- 
nary, and was ordained at Walpole, Mass., March 12, 1828, 
where he staid 21 years; during which time he was elected two 
years to represent the town in the Massachusetts Legislature. 
He was installed over the church at Hancock, N. H., May, 1850, 
which position he held until his death, Aug. 16, 1877. He mar- 
ried in Boston, Sept. 15, 1830, Dorcas Freeman Homes, daugh- 
ter of Heni-y Homes, a hardware merchant of that city. She 
was born Aug. 26, 1810, and is now living with her daughter, 
Mrs. Tuttle, in Hancock, N. H. Their children were : 

2840. Isabella Homes, b. July 13, 1831; m. Aug. 18, 1856, C. W. 

Kittridge; res. San Francisco, Cal. 



286 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

K 

2841. Henky Augustus, b. April 5, 1833 ; entered "Williams College, 

but was obliged to leave on account of sickness before he could 
graduate ; went to the Pacific coast, engaged in mining in Ore- 
gon, afterwards in Arizona ; was chosen to the first Territorial 
Legislature ; has held several oflices of trust in the Territory, 
and now res. Prescott, Ari. 

2842. Lucy Makia, b. March 17, 1835; m. Jan. 14, 1858, Adolphus D. 

Tuttle, a merchant in Hancock. 

2843. Miranda, b. April 25, 1838; d. Sept. 16, 1840. 

2844. Benjamin FRANKt^iN, 5. July 31, 1841; m. Aug. 28, 1866, Mary E. 

Parker of Natick; he served two years in the U. S. Navy dur- 
ing the late war as Asst. Surgeon; he afterwards practiced 
medicine in Claypool, Ind., where he d. June, 1879. 

2845. Charlks Freeman, b. Sept. 7, 1845 ; m. June, 1883, Lucy Stick- 

ney; res. Cochituate. Mass. 

665-1506. William P. Bigelow of Newtonville, Mass., son 
of Andrew and Sarah (Fawcett) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, 
Mass., April 10, 1804; married, April 20, 1831, Anna Newton, 
daughter of Stephen and Caty (Segar) Newton ; born in North- 
borough, July 7, 1807; died Jan. 6, 1844. He married second, 
April 3, 1844, Mehitable C. Puffer ; born in Westminster, Jan. 
1, 1812. They resided in Worcester and Holden, and now reside 
in Newtonville. Their children were : 

2846. fWiLLLUi Andrew, b. in Worcester, Jan. 18, 1833; m. Catherine 

Lansing, daughter of Wendell Lansing ; they res. Plattsburgh, 
N. Y. 

2847. Charles Prince, h. in Holden, Jan. 28, 1836; d. Jan. 15, 1865. 

2848. George Thomas, b. in Holden, Jan. 30, 1840; enlisted in Co. E, 

21st Regt. Mass. Vols. Aug. 23, 1861 ; killed at Battle of Antietam, 
Sept. 17, 1862. 

2849. tHENRY WiNSLOW, b. in Holden, Oct. 9, 1846; m. Isabel C. 

Urquhart. 

665-1508. Rev. Andrew Bigelow, son of Andrew and 
Lydia (Sawyer) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Dec. 13, 
1809 ; married, Oct. 12, 1841, Emma Louisa Blackler, daughter 
of Hon. William Blackler. She died at Medfield, Mass., July 
4, 1857. He married second, Dec. 28, 1858, Nancy J. Wilder, 
daughter of the late Marshall P. Wilder, who for nineteen years 
held the position of President of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. 

He fitted for college at the Amherst Academy, under the care 
of Rev. Ward Cotton, and graduated at Amherst College in the 
class of 1838, and for a time after his graduation he taught 
school, teaching at the Rochester Academy for a couple of years. 
He was ordained to the ministry in South Dartmouth, Mass., in 
1841, and was afterwards located at West Needham, West- 



GENEALOGY. 287 

hamptou, and Medfield, and later returned to Boylston, his 
native town, where he was located several years, but later 
retired from the active labors of the ministry and moved to 
Southborough, where he died Sept. 23, 1882. He always took 
an active interest in the cause of education, and was a highly 
valued member of the School Committee during his residence in 
Boylston. His widow now resides in Southborough. He had 
two children by his first wife, both of whom died in infancy : 

2800. Elizabeth Gerry, h. Feb. 10, 1843 ; d. young. 

2851. E.AfiLY Louisa, b. Aug. 18, 1845; d. young. 

665-1509. James Bigelow, son of Andrevv and Lydia 
(Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., May 21, 
1812 ; married Lucy Maria (A;<i . a/V ^ They resided in Boylston 
where their children were born. She died May 25, 1882. 

2852. Martha Maria, h. April 20, 1841. 

2853. Child, h. and d. Aug. 11, 1842. 

2854. Mary Anna, 6. July 25, 1845; m. May 6, 18G8, .James F. Adams 

of Franklin. 

2855. J. Addison, 6. July 3, 1847 ; m. July 1, 1869, Elizabeth D. Guild; 

he m. second, Sept. 5, 1879, Martha E. Adams of Norwich, Ct. 

2856. tJAMES Andrew, h. Feb. 26, 1850; m. Cynthia E. Ames. 

2857. William Sanford, h. July 28, 1853; to. Sept. 23, 1884, Lucy E. 

Whitcomb ; is a phj'sician ; res. Penn. 

2858. Sarah Jane, h. Nov. 2, 1856; d. May 23, 1870. 

666-1513. Joseph Bigelow, son of Joseph and Lucy 
(Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Boylston. Mass., Sept. 22, 
1787. When but an infant his parents moved to Fitzwilliam, 
N. H., where they afterwards lived. He married Eunice Doty, 
daughter of Barnabas Doty of Montpelier. They lived first in 
Montpelier, then in Charlestown, N. H., then in Fitzwilliam, 
thence removed to Royalston, Mass., where he died Aug. 15, 
1834. She married second, 1841, Robert Thompson of Royalston. 
She died Aug. 27, 1848. Their children were: 

2859. tWiLLiAM FoRDYCE, h. Dec. 14, 1817; m. Susan M. Taft. 

2860. Sardine Sparrow% h. Nov. 9, 1S19; m. Oct. 30, 1845, Sarah M., 

daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Locke) Hill, b. Oct. 1. 1827. 
He d. in Fitzwilliam, June 9, 1848; she m. second, -James 
O. Mann of Natick, Mass. ; third, .James Berry of I>ynn. She d. 
Nov. 6. 1875. 

2801. Lucretia Doty, b. Jan. 3, 1822; m. Dec. 24, 1845, John Worces- 

ter, jr., son of .John and Sally (Kimball) Worcester, h. Dec. 15, 
1818; d- in Medina, Mich, (where they had moved), Dec. 13, 
1879; she d. Nov. 2, 1876. They had: 

i. Helen Maria, b. Sept. 17, 1847; d. May 6, 1849. 



288 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ii. Charles Fremont, h. March 27, 1862; res. Sheldon, 

Iowa, 
iii. George Edward, h. Nov. 15, 1866; res. Sheldon, Iowa. 

2862. Charles Prescott, b. Dec. 13, 1824; m. Cornelia S. Mitchell. 

2863. Lucy Ann, b. June 29, 1828; unm. ; res. Sheldon, Iowa. 

2864. fALBERT Stillman, b. Sept. 10, 1831; m. Lydia M. Buss. 

666-1519. Charles Bigelow of Fitzwilliam, N. H., son of 
Joseph and Lucy (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, 
Feb. 7, 1802; married, Sept. 15, 1831, Elizabeth Nichols ; she 
died July 25, 1841. He married second, July 3, 1842, Lucy 
, AVhittemore, daughter of John and Hannah (Stone) Whitteraore, 
born Jan. 11, ISll, and is now living in Fitzwilliam. He died 
Feb. 2, 1880. Their family were : 

2865. tIsAAC Lyman, h. Oct. 27, 1833 ; m. Delia J. Anderson. 

2866. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1836; m. Jan. 30, 1856, Abner S. 

Barden, son of Abner and Nancy (Scott) Barden; b. Oct. 19, 
1831 ; res. Richmond, N. H. They had : 

i. Hattie E., b. Dec. 6, 1856; m. Silas O. Martin of 
Richmond. They had : 

Percy A., b. Feb. 12, 1876. 
Stella R., b. April 13, 1878. 
ii. Charles A., b. Sept. 17, 1859. 
iii. Mary I., 5. July 21, 1862. 

2867. Harriet Newell, b. July 4, 1838; d. Jan. 29, 1840. 

2868. Lucy Charlotte, b. Aug. 4, 1843; res. Fitzwilliam. 

2869. Hannah, b. March 28,' 1845; m. April 1, 1867, William H. 

Blanchard ; res. Fitzwilliam. They had : 

i. Alice May, b. July 12, 1879; d. Nov. 29, 1884. 

2870. fCHARLES Danvers, b. Oct. 12, 1846 ; m. Frances M, Waters. 

2871. fJoHN Herbert, b. Feb. 14, 1852; m. Mary A. Putney. 

667-1523. Col. Charles Bigelow, son of Charles and Sarali 
(Moore) Bigelow, was born in Northborough, Mass., July 15, 
1805 ; married, May 28, 1829, Cynthia G. Warren, daughter of 
Abel and Sally (Greenwood) Warren, born in Northborough, 
July 5, 1808. He early emigrated to the North- West Territory 
and located at Deti'oit, where he started the first tannery in that 
territory, and carried on the business until 1831. He afterwards 
went to Texas, where he settled in Houston and was Mayor of 
that city, 1840-41. During the Mexican War he was colonel of 
a Texas regiment of rangers. His wife was lost at sea on 
board of the steamer Cuba on the passage from Galveston to 
New York, Sept., 1849; he married second, Dec. 6, 1849, 
Harriet C. Taft of Upton, Mass. After his return to the East 
he lived in Northbridge, Uxbridge, Worcester and Grafton, 
Mass. He died Oct. 27, 1885. His children were: 

2872. Sarah Warren, b. April 10, 1831. 



GENEALOGY, 289 

2873. AONES Louisa, />. in Uxbridgo, Dec. 8, 1836; m. Oct. 12, 1854. 

William Goodnow; res. New York City. 
2873i. Chakles, h. Aug. 16, 1851 ; d. May 14, 1852. 

2874. Hattik C, h. Feb. 28, 1853; m. Robert C. Geral)rant; res. 

Chicago, 111. 

2875. Charles, h. Dec, 1854; res. New Haven, Ct. 

667-1524. Hon. Edward B. Bigelow of Grafton, Mass., 
son of Charles and Sarah (Moore) Bigelow, was born in North- 
borough, Mass., July 21, 1807; married in Worcester, July 17, 
1834, Eleanor M. Moore of AVorcester, born 1815, died 
Feb. 26, 1864. He early moved to Grafton, where he engaged 
in the tannery business and became one of the leading citizens 
in the town. He represented his district in the State Senate 
two years ; died in Grafton, Sept. 20, 1871. Their children 
were : 

2876. Gkorgk W., h. Oct. 15, 1835; d. May 14, 1836. 

2877. George M., h. July 13, 1837. 

2878. Jane M., h. Aug. 16, 1840; m. Feb. 12, 1878, Edwin L. Buttrick; 

res. Charleston, West Va. They have one child : 
i. Mary Bigelow Buttrick. 

2879. Thomas M., 6. Sept. 26, 1843; m. Mrs. Louise K. Savage. He 

served in Co. G, loth Regiment, Mass. Vols, during the late war. 

2880. IHenry M., h. Dec. 29, 1844; m. Jenette Longworthy. 

2881. tALDEN M,, b. March 28, 1848; m. Isabel Merrill. 

2882. tARTHUR M., h. Sept. 11, 1851 ; m. Mary E. Merrill. 

667-1525. Hon. Abraham M. Bigelow of Grafton, Mass., 
son of Charles and Sarah (Moore) Bigelow, was born in North- 
borough, Mass., Feb. 1, 1810; married, June 5, 1833, Mary 
Elizabeth Bartlett, daughter of Jotham and Rachel Bartlett, 
born in Northborough, Dec. 26, 1812, died in Grafton, May 2, 
1848 ; he married second, March 14, 1S49, Eliza J. Whittemore, 
born Aug. 2, 1824. He moved to Grafton early and engaged 
in tanning and currying, and became, like his brother, prominent 
in town affairs ; he also represented the town in the General 
Court, and was chosen a member of the Senate in the fall of 
1875, but died before the session commenced, Nov. 30, 1875. 
Their children were : 

2883. Mary Jane, b. April 16, 1836 ; m. A. H. Adams ; res. Chicago, 111. 

2884. Frederick, b. April 15, 1838; d. Sept. 12, 1838. 

2885. Helen Maria, b. Sept. 5, 1839; m. Arthur G. Biscoe of West- 

borough, a graduate of Amherst College, 1862; served in the 
army during the late war ; studied law and opened an office in 
Westborough. 

2886. Henry Bartlett, b. Aug. 13, 1841 ; d. May 20, 1843. 

2887. Frederick H., b. May 20, 1851; d. June 14, 1852. 

2888. Ada F., b. Dec. 3, 1853; m. Asa E. Stratton of Fitchburg. 

35 



290 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2889. Walter Irving, b. Oct. 7, 1855; m. Feb. 4, 1880, Harriet S. 

Christian; res. Boston. 

667-1528. Hasket D. P. Bigelow, son of Charles and Sarah 
(Moore) Bigelow, was born in Lancaster, Mass., Jan. 14, 1816; 
married Mary L. ; died Nov. 11, 1853. Resides in Chi- 
cago, 111. They had five children : 

2890. tCHARLES, h. in Providence, May 7, 1838 ; m. Sylvia K. Adams. 

2891. Emma Adaline, h. in Grafton, July 25, 1840; d. Feb. 27, 1857. 

2892. Adelaide L., b. Aug. 16, 1844. 

2893. Willis Adams, b. Dec. 13, 1847; d. Feb. 17, 1858. 

2894. Anna Amelia, b. Nov. 1, 1856. 

670-1530. Charles Bigelow of Charlestown, Mass., son of 
Solomon and Lydia (Haven) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, 
June 20, 1802 ; married in Charlestown, Jan. 19, 1831, Caroline 
Gibbs, daughter of John and Rebecca (Farley) Gibbs ; born in 
Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 11, 1809. He was a tailor by trade 
and resided in Boston, Charlestown and Medford, living in the 
latter town only one year. She died in Charlestown, June 10, 
1883. He died in Charlestown, Feb. 19, 1886. Their children 
were : 

2895. fCHARLES Henry, b. in Boston, Aug. 14, 1832 ; m. Sarah E. 

Dufur. 

2896. Martha Adelaide, b. in Boston, Sept. 5, 1834 ; d. in Charlestown, 

March 20, 1865. 

2897. Caroline Ellen, b. in Charlestown, Sept. 1, 1837; d. June 12, 

1862. 

2898. Hannah Frances, b. in Charlestown, June 30, 1840; d. Dec. 23, 

1859. 

2899. Harriet Elizabeth, b. in Charlestown, Sept. 19, 1842; d. Sept. 

17, 1843. 

2900. fLYMAN Haven, 5. in Medford, July 1, 1844; m. Elmira J. Pond. 

2901. Mary Ella, b. in Charlestown, Feb. 23, 1847; d. Nov. 15, 1861. 

2902. Annie Maria, b. in Charlestown, Feb. 8, 1851 ; d. Dec. 11, 1874. 

670-1536. James Bigelow, son of Solomon and Julia (Rus- 
sell) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., May 13, 1813 ; mar- 
ried, Sept. 29, 1836, Anna Maria Partridge, daughter of Henry 
Partridge (the well known manufacturer of farming implements) ; 
born in Medway, June 9, 1814. He lived in Sherborn where lie 
was a prominent citizen ; during the gold excitement he started 
for California, and died at Panama, Central America, April 7, 
1850, of disease (incident to the climate) contracted during a 
sojourn of forty days in that place while waiting passage to Cal- 
ifornia. Although but thirty-six years of age he was one of the 
leading men of the town, and was highly esteemed for his pro- 



GENEALOGY. 291 

bity of character and his enterprising business habits. As a 
hnsbaud and father he was kind and indulgent. His widow is 
now living (1888) in Blackstone, Mass. Their children were : 

2903. Anna Maria, b. July 2, 1837; m. Dec. 24, 1858, Beujainiu Allen 

Burbeck of Shcrborn, son of Edward and Mary (Gustin) Bur- 
beck; b. in Compton, P. Q., Ang. G, 1834; was engaged in the 
mercantile business, but on account of ill health he removed to 
National City, Cal. ; d. Nov. 26, 1884; she res. National City. 
They had : 

i. Henry Allen, b. Dec. 23, 1859. 
ii. AnnaLeora, b. April 5, 1861 ; m. July 2, 1887, Albert C. 

Copelaud ; res. National City, 
iii. Julia Edna, b, Jan. 12, 1863 ;"d. Jan. 18, 1864. 

2904. tWiLLiAM Henry, b. Aug. 30, 1839 ; m. Jane A. Gates. 

2905. Henry Partridge, b. Sept. 8, 1841 ; fif. Nov. 29, 1851. 

2906. James Francis, b. Nov. 5, 1843; d. Nov. 17, 1844. 

2907. Caroline Stearns, b. March 18, 1846; m. Oct. 5, 1870, Edward 

Perry, son of Calvin and Mary A. (Lyon) Perry ; b. Sept. 20, 
1847 ; d. Aug. 3. 1873 ; he was a man highly respected by all who 
kuew him ; held a very responsible position in the employ of the 
B. & A. R. R. ; was active in the temperance cause, the Young 
Men's Christian Association aud the Masonic fraternity. 

2908. I'Tames Russell, b. Oct. 8, 1848; m. Sarah E. Barnes. 

670-1538 John Rdssell Bigelow, son of Solomon and 
Julia (Russell) Bigelow, was born in Medfield, Feb. 20, 1818 ; 
married, Aug. 21, 1847, Lucinda Fogg, daughter of Meshack 
and Abigail (Whittier) Fogg ; born in Thornton, N. H., Oct. 27, 
1824. They resided in Cambridgeport for a time, then moved 
to Vermont, thence to Waverly, 111., where she now lives (1888). 
He died Oct. 14, 1858. — [Cambridge Records]. Their children 
were : 

2909. Ellen Elizabeth, b. in Windsor, Vt., April 15, 1850; d. in 

Waverly, 111., March 19, 1865. 

2910. tCuARLEs Edward, b. in Waverly, July 8, 1854; m. Caroline E. 

Venible. 

674-1541. Marlin Bigelow, son of John and Lydia (Bene- 
dict) Bigelow, was born in Broome, N. Y.,"Oct., 1800; married 
Mabel Sheldon, aud resided in Richfield, Summit Co., Ohio. We 
have the names of two sons : 

2911. tEDWARD, b. June 27, 1833; m. Louise . 

2912. John; res. Medina Co., 0. 

678-1553. Dr. John R. Bigelow, son of Aaron and Seman- 
tha (Reynolds) Bigelow, was born in Cummington, Mass., April 
25, 1808 ; married in Palmer, Mass., Sept. 13, 1836, Eunice 
Parks; born in Russell, Mass., May 20, 1817. He is a physi- 
cian and surgeon by profession and was in the U. S. service 



292 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

during the Rebellion, and for several years was in the govern- 
ment employ at Washington, D. C. He died 1888. They had 
six sons, three of whom died in infancy : 

2913. John Parks, b. in Palmer, Mass., Nov. 14, 1838; m. ; res. Lon- 

don, England. 

2914. Benjamin Franklin, b. in New York City, Oct. 80, 1847; m. 

Burr. 

2915. George Storrs, b. in New York City, March 30, 1852; m. res. 

Chicago, 111. 

680-1557. William H. Bigelow, son of Lieut. William 
Bigelow, was born in Rocliingham, N. C, but we do not learn 
the date of his birth ; he married about 1840, Theresa Moody 
and moved to Tennessee about 1850. They had five sons. 
He went from Tennessee to Arkansas or Texas in 1852, and his 
family never heard from him, but he is said to have died 1853. 
She died in Trenton, Tenn., 1854. Children: 

2916. Joseph W. ; res. Trenton. 

2917. tA. W., b. in Rockiugliam, July 12, 1849 ; m. Bettie . 

2918. John W., b. in Trenton, March 31, 1851 ; m. Emma L. . 



685-1562. Ephraim Bigelow, son of David and Deborah 
(Doane) Bigelow, was probably born in Barre, Mass., but we 
fail to learn the date of his birth. He married Lucia Osgood 
and moved to Westford, Vt., and had a family, of which we 
learn the names of two of his children : 

2919. Oberlin; m. and moved to Jericho, Vt. 

2920. Lucia. 

685-1563. David Bigelow, son of David and Deborah 
(Doane) Bigelow, was born in either Eastham or Barre, Mass., 
and early emigrated to Brattleborough, Vt., where he settled. 
He married, Aug. 23, 1818, Susan Gray, daughter of Daniel 
Gray. She died Aug. 15, 1884, aged 85 years. They had a 
large family, one of whom : 

2921. Abbie G. ; m. March 19, 1849, Levi P. Cutter, son of John Cutter; 

he was killed on the railroad, and she m. second, Robert Wyatt 
of Eon du Lac, Wis. They had : 

i. Fred Oscar, b. Nov. 29, 1849. 
ii. John, b. Dec. 25, 1859. 

685-1564. William Bigelow, son of David and Deborah 
(Doane) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Mass., Feb. 11, 1799; 
married, March 8, 1821, Clarissa Miller; born Feb. 14, 1799. 
They resided many years in Barre. About 1835 they moved to 



GENEALOGY. 293 

Ludlow, Mass. He died in Chicopee, Dec. 8, 1880. Their 
children were : 

2922. Mary, b. Sept. 13, 1821 ; res. Chicopee, iinm. 

2923. Clarissa, h. Jan. 3, 1823; m. A. Holmes: In-d. in North Carolina, 

1877; she n's. SpringUeld, Mass. 

2924. William, b. Mav 9, 1825; went west and was never heard from. 

2925. Eliza, b. April 15, 1827; m. Charles Clapp of Chicopee. 

2926. Cykkna, b. Jnly 7, 1829; m. Welcome Dunlap of Monson ; res. 

Lndlow, .Mass. 

2927. MvRA, h. Jan. 15, 1831 ; m. Reuben Chapin of Ludlow. 

2928. tCiiARLES, b. April 18, 1833; m. Julia Powers. 

2929. fHENRY, b. Dec. 9, 1836 ; m. Adeline Willis. 

2930. tOxis A., b. June 22, 1840; m. Isabelle Manchester. 

685-1565. Isaac Bigelow of Barre, Mass., son of David 
and Deborah (Doane) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Aug. 15, 
1801 ; married, June 16, 1837, P^lizabeth L. Cheney. She died 
in Barre, Nov. 21, 1849, aged 36. He married second, Lavinia 
Patterson. He died in Barre, Oct. 16, 1869. Their children 

were born i^ ^^arre^, |. , ^^a^. '^('^^^Kqf}-. ^ ' ' 

293 1 . tDAViD'^Int Zilpha Buxton. (t%^^y>-^^^'^ f^ 

2932. fJoTHAM E.', b. Feb. 26, 1840; w: Lydia A. Parker. 

2933. Haruiet Aurilla, b. Aug. 5, 1842; m. Nov. 30, 1865, Martin 

Kidder of Barre ; she d. in Worcester, leaving two children : 
i. Bertha. 
ii. Eva. 

2934. Henry Clay, b. July 12, 1844; d. Aug. 19, 1845. 

2935. Eliza; m. Daniel Buxton of Jericho, Vt. ; she d. in Holyoke, 

-May .30, 1873. 

2936. Julia, b. Jan. 10, 1855 ; m. Nichols of Cochitnate, Mass. 

2937. Charles 0., b. 1856; m. Nov. 26, 1885, Nellie M. Pero of Leom- 

inster. 

2938. Jane Olive, b. Dec. 28, 1857; d. Aug. 19, 1861. 

2939. Ephraim, b. Sept. 5, 1859; d. Aug. 25, 1861. 

2940. Maria S., b. 1864; d. Jan. 18, 1885. 

685-1566. Ebenezer Bigelow, son of David and Deborah 
(Doane) Bigelow, was born in Barre ; married, Sept. 27, 1824, 
Sally Goddard, daughter of Silas and Sally (Bigelow) Goddard ; 
born March 22, 1805 ; died Nov. 16, 1881. Their children were : 

2941. Harriet A. 

2942. Mary S. ; m. George M. Felton ; res. Phillipston, Mass. 

2943. Sarah A. 

2944. Eliza A., b. 1837; m. Dec. 27, 1855, C. Emory Lamb of Phillips- 

ton. 

2945. Abbey G. 

2946. Solon E., b. in Springfield, June 30, 1843; d. June 16, 1844. 

2947. Ellen C, b. in Springfield, Oct 28, 1846. 

687-1572. WiLLARD Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son 
of Ephraim and Molly (Arnold) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 




294 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

borough, Aug. 12, 1805; married, April 8, 1846, Parmela A. 
Smith; born in Dana, Mass., July 11, 1806; died in Marl- 
borough, Jan. 15, 1874. He died iu Marlborough, Dee. 30, 
1848. Their child was : 

2948. Sauah Jane,7j. April 13, 1847; m. Juno 7, 1865, Frank Bean; b. 

Sept. 12, 1845. They had : 

i. Hugh Irving, h. May 2, 1866 ; d. Nov. 22, 1887. 
ii. Edith Amelia, b. Oct. 18, 1867. 
iii. Hattie Sophia, b. Aug. 16, 1869. 
iv. Lucy Bigelow, b. Oct. 14, 1879. 
V. Robert Hoyt, b. March 26, 1882. 

687-1573. William Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Ephraim and Elizabeth (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, April 8, 1809 ; married, May 3, 1837, Lucy May- 
nard ; born in Marlborough, Jan. 11, 1818. They resided on 
the "Farms" in Marlborough, where he died Sept. 11, 1843. 
They had one child : 

2949. Lizzie, b. June 22, 1838 ; res. Marlborough. 

687-1574. Lyman M. Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Eliza- 
beth (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., 
July 26, 1811; married, 1843, Mrs. Lucy (Weeks) Wheeler, 
widow of William Wheeler, and daughter of John and Betty 
(Felton) Weeks ; born in Marlborough, Sept. 8, 1807. They 
resided in Hudson, Mass., where he died June 2, 1882. She 
died Feb. 26, 1884. They had one daughter : 

2950. Abbie J., b. in Northborough, Mass., Jan. 2, 1845; m. Jime 27, 

1867, Lorenzo 0. Walcott, son of Truman Walcott; res. Hud- 
son, Mass. They have two cliildren. 

687-1577. Emerson Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth 
(Harrington) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Nov. 
2, 1818 ; married, Oct. 25, 1843, Maria Taylor of Boston ; born 
Aug. 25, 1818. They resided in Southborough, Mass. He died 
April 27, 1873. They had one son : 

2951. fEuGENE F., b. Jan. 28, 1845; 7n. Abbie A. Chick. 

687-1579. Granville Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son 
of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in 
Marlborough, Oct. 26, 1822 ; married, April 2, 1846, Lucy 
(Maynard) Bigelow, his brother's widow. They now (1889) 
reside in Marlborough. Their children were : 

2952. William G., b. Nov. 2, 1847; d. July 19, 1849. 

2953. Emily Goodhue, b. July 2, 1850 ; res. Marlborough. 



GENEALOGY. 295 

691-1580. John Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
William and Catherine (Brighara) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, Oct. 25, 1786 ; married, Sept. 3, 1809, Hepsibeh 
Barnes, daughter of Col. Lovell and Rebecca Eager Barnes ; 
bora in Marlborough, Dec. 16, 1786. They resided in that part 
of IMarlborough now Hudson, where he died July 2, 1824. She 
died in Northborough, Mass., Jan. 5, 1873. Their children 
were : 

2954. Isabella, b. Dec. 28, 1809; m. April 10, 1828, David Trull; res. 

Marlborou£?h, Mass. 

2955. LtiCY Stevens, b. Jan. 28, 1812; to. April 11, 1834, Robert Tem- 

ple; res. Soutliborongh, Wayland, and Northborough, Mass., 
where she'ci his widow, Jan. 30, 1884 ; he d. July 9, 1863. They 
had : 

i. Jane Augusta, b. Aug. 15, 1834; d. Feb. 6, 1850. 
ii. DiNTHA Adeline, b. Sept., 1836. 

ill. Austin Jarvis, b. July 1, 1840; d. Jan. 20, 1806, unm. 
iv. Lucy Abby, b. June 6, 1845 ; d. June 23, 1848. 
V. Hehbert Jason, b. Jan. 9, 1851; d. July 31, 1857. 

2956. Letitia Barnes, b. Jan. 28, 1812; m. Elial Metcalf ; he d. May 

8, 1851, aged 47 years, 4 months, 25 days; she d. June 22, 1866. 
They had'': 

i. Letitia L., b. June 5, 1837; d. April 26, 1885. 
ii. Elial Erank, b. 1844; to. Emma Trull, daughter of 
John Trull of Marlborongh; now res. Leominster, 
Mass. They had born in Northborough : 
Effie, b. April 15, 1872. 
Lillian Frances, b. June 20, 1875. 
Chester Albert, b. June 22, 1876. 
Edith Grace, b. Feb. 25, 1881. 
iii. Albert, b. Jan. 1, 1852; d. Sept. 6, 1852. 

2957. Emeline, b. Oct. 15, 1813; d. Dec. 8, 1814. 

2958. fJoHN Jarvis, b. Sept. 9, 1815; m. Abbie H. Eager. 

2959. tSiDNEY, b. Oct. 15, 1817; to. Sarah N. Moore. 
2900. Emeline, b. Jan. 2, 1820; m. 

2961 . Christopher Bannister, b. Jan. 19, 1822 ; d. March 5, 1846, unm. 

691-1581. Edward Bigelow, sou of William and Catherine 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Nov. 18, 
1788 ; married in Northborough, Nov. 11, 1810, Thirza Bartlett, 
daughter of Antipas and Lois (White) Bartlett ; born in North- 
borough, June 6, 1791 ; died in Bethlehem, N. Y., Aug. 22, 
] 869. They lived in Northborough a few years after their marriage 
where their first five children were born, then moved to Wilming- 
ton, Vt. ; after a number of years residence in that town they 
moved to Bethlehem, N. Y., near Albany, where he died 
Jan. 30, 1870. Their children were : 

2962. WnxiAM, 5. May 10, 1811; to. Althea Titus; res. Brattleborough, 

Vt. Has one daughter : 
i. Minnie. 



296 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2963. Ivory, b. Nov. 11, 1812; m. Sally Maria Forbes; res. Wilming- 

ton, Vt. 

2964. tSxEPHEN Ames, h. Oct 7, 1814; m. Harriet Stuart. 

2965. Sarah A., h. June 27, 1816; m. John Booth; res. Bethlehem, 

N. Y. 

2966. Elijah W., b. March 5, 1818; d. Oct. 27, 1819. 

2967. Abigail W., 6. Aug. 30, 1819; m. Henry Greenslet, a native of 

Bennington, Vt. ; res. West Monroe, N. Y. 

2968. Elizabeth, b. March 5, 1821; m. George Rupert. 

2969. Mariettk, b. Dec. 26, 1822; d. Sept. 18, 1882, unm. 

2970. IElijah W., b. May 18, 1824; m. Louisa C. Collier. 

2971. MiNKRVA, b. Jan. 2, 1826; d. April 3, 1839. 

2972. Henry C, b. Dec. 29, 1827; d. April 9, 1839. 

2973. Edward, b. June 4, 1829; m. Libbie Arnold; he d. Aug. 22, 1868. 

2974. Francis A., b. Aug. 20, 1831; m. Racliel Whitbeck ; he^d. Sept. 4, 

1869. 

2975. Maria T., b. Aug. 2, 1833; m. Francis Bolton; d. April 25, 1854; 

res. Bethlehem, N. Y. 

2976. Jane A., b. Jan. 31 , 1838 ; m. James Radclifle ; res. Howell Co., Mo. 

691-1582. Asa Bigelow, son of William and Catherine 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Jan. 19, 
1791 ; married, Oct. 4, 1809, Lucy Hapgood, daughter of 
Joseph and Ruth (Jackson) Hapgood ; born in Marlborough, 
May 12, 1793. They resided in Marlborough until about 1818, 
when he removed to Concord, Mass., where he was for some 
years editor of the Yeoman s Gazette^ a paper published in 
Concord. He died in Concord, May 4, 1829 ; she died May 12, 
1828. Their children were : 

2977. Horace, b. Jan. 16, 1810; d. Aug. 17, 1810. 

2978. Augusta, b. Sept. 26, 1811; d. May 20, 1813. 

2979. Adeline A., b. Julv 1, 1813; m. Aug. 1, 1831, Franklin Childs of 

Weston, b. July 5, 1810; d. May, 1868. She is now (1888) living 
in Lawrence with her son Edward F. Childs. 

2980. Nahum B., b. Oct. 11, 1815. He followed the sea several years 

and his health failing, he went to New Orleans and studied 
medicine ; on the completion of his studies he started for 
Chagres, and died on the passage, Sept., 1850, unm. 

2981. Joseph H., b. Sept. 15, 1817; d. in Weston, Mass., Jan. 1837, unm. 

2982. Charlotte M., b. Oct. 17, 1819; d. Sept. 30, 1822. 

2983. Mark Albion, b. Nov. 5, 1821 ; d. March 28, 1827. 

2984. Anna Maria Louisa, b. Aug. 16, 1824 ; m. May 12, 1844, James 

Rugg, b. in Lancaster, Mass., May 14, 1820. He served in 
Co. K, 53d Regt. Mass. Vols. ; res. Fitchburg, Mass., and had: 
i. Alice M. L., b. Aug. 1, 1847; m. March 20, 1870, P>dward 

O. Earle, b. May 16, 1844 ; res. Florida, 
ii. Ellen A., b. Dec. 6, 1849; m. June 11, 1877, Charles 

Parsons, b. in England, Feb., 1839; res. Florida, 
iii. Arthur Bigelow, b. Sept. 11, 1853; is an artist; res. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 
iv. Edith E., b. June 12, 1856; res. Fitchburg. \Txviti« 
V. Everett E., b June 12. 1856; d. May 28, 1868. / ^^^i°''- 
vi. Elliot I., b. July 14, 1862; is an artist; res. Sioux City, 
Iowa. 



GENEALOGY. 297 

vii. Clarence M. A., b. June 27, 1866; is an artist; res. 

Minneapolis, Minn, 
viii. Ernest V., b. Dec. 15, 1867; res. Fitchburg. 

691-1584. JoTHAM BiGELOW, son of William and Catherine 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., March 14, 
1795 ; married Lois Drury, about 1830 ; he went west with his 
family and settled in St. Louis, Mo., where he died March 8, 
1861 ; she died Oct. 12, 1834. Their children were : 

2985. Louisa, b. May 12, 1815; d. Dec. 24, 1832. 

2986. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1816; m. Clark Hooper; res. Lebanon, Mo. 

2987. tJoTHA.M, b. Sept. 8, 1820; m. Julia Warden. 

2988. Windsor D., b. Dec. 8, 1823; went west to Idalio and then to 

California. He is said to be now living in Los Angeles. 

691-1586. Levi Bigelow, son of William and Catherine 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Dec. 14, 
1799; married, Feb. 13, 1823, Martha B. Howe, daughter of 
Winslow and Dolly (Hayden) Howe, born in Marlborough, 
June 10, 1807. They resided in Marlborough and West Boylston ; 
he died in the latter place, Sept. 15, 1845 ; she married second, 
May 16, 1847, Samuel Lawrence. By her first marriage she 
had : 

2989. Charlotte, b. in Marlborough, April 10, 1824; d. June 24, 1824. 

2990. IFrancis Luther, b. in Stow, March 6, 1828 ; m. Sarah Abigail 

Spaulding. 

2991. Mary Ann, 6. in Marlborough, Dec. 23, 1829; m. June 6, 1847, 

Woodbury Whittemore. They had four children ; res. Portland, 
Oregon. 

2992. William Manson, b. in Holden, Jan. 6, 1832; d. May 14, 1832. 

2993. fGEORGE Tyler, b. in West Boylston, Sept. 16, 1833; m. Mary 

Cobb. 

2994. Martha, h. in West Boylston, Aug. 16, 1835; d. Aug. 2, 1836. 

2995. Maiitha Jane, b. in West Boylston, June 1, 1839 ; d. Oct. 26, 1839. 

2996. fWiLLiAM Winslow, b. in West Boylston, Aug. 30, 1840 ; m. Agnes 

CumAvell. 

2997. Levi Wayland, b. in West Boylston, March 5, 1845; d. Sept. 6, 

1846. 

691-1588, Luther Bigelow, son of William and Catherine 
(Brigham) Bigelow; was born in Marlborough, Mass., Nov. 1, 
1805 ; married in Northborough, March 15, 1823, Hannah 
Tucker ; he resided in Northborough and West Boylston, Mass. ; 
she died in West Boylston, Nov. 11, 1838, aged 34 years; he 
married second, June, 1839, Sarah B. Morgan, born in Brim- 
field, Mass., April 17, 1815, died in AVest Boylston, Sept. 17, 
1840; he married third, Oct. 23, 1842, Isabella Hastings, born 
in Berlin, Mass., Sept. 22, 1811. He died Dec. 7, 1885. She 
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298 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

is now living with her step-daughter in West Boylston. The 
family were : 

2998. fELMER Elbridge, b. in Northborougli, July 4, 1823; m. Susan 

Holman. 

2999. Eleanor A., 6. in West Boylston, Aug-. 20,1838; d. Nov., 1838. 

3000. Sarah E., b. in West Boylston, March 17, 1840; res. West 

Boylston. 

692-1594. Aaron Bigelow, son of Christopher Bannister 
and Rhoda (Gleason) Bigelow, was born in Berlin near the 
Marlborough town line, April 29, 1796 ; married, May 11, 1827, 
Alvira Hapgood, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Witt) Hap- 
good, born in Marlborough, Sept. 15, 1806 ; they resided in 
that part of Marlborough now included in the town of Hudson. 
He died Feb. 11, 1861. She is now living on the home place. 
They had : 

3001. George Henry, b. Sept. 28, 1838; d. Aug. 31, 1860; unm. 

3002. Francis Dana, b. Oct. 22, 1842; d. Aug. 31, 1858. 

692-1596. Francis Bigelow, son of Christopher Bannister and 
Rhoda (Gleason) Bigelow, was born in Berlin, Mass., March 24, 
1800. He early emigrated to New York State and settled in Wash- 
ington Co., where he married May 20, 1832, Angeline Morgan, 
born in Hampton, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1810. In 1840 they moved 
to Onondaga Hill, N. Y., where they lived until 1854, when he 
moved to Genesee Co., and in March, 1859, they moved to 
Orleans Co., where he died April 16, 1859 ; she married second, 
Andrew King, and resided in West Barre. He died and she 
has since lived at Medina, N. Y. ; she was one of a family of 
thirteen children, and all but one lived to maturity. The chil- 
dren of Francis Bigelow were : 

3003. Sarah E., b. in Hampton, March 10, 1833; m. July 12, 1853, 

Philo B. Smith, b. April 14, 1829; res. Index, Mich. They had; 
i. Francis W., b. July 12, 1854; m. Jan. 2, 1880, Huldah 

Stephens, 
ii. AnnaM., b. Sept. 23, 1855; m. Jan. 3, 1876, Alfred S. 

Eastman, 
iii. IdaE.. b. July 23, 1857; m. June 30, 1878, Adolphus 
McClintock. 
. iv. Chester C, b. Dec. 15, 1858; d. Feb. 9, 1860. 
V. Charles E., b. July 21, 1860; d. March 24, 1862. 
vi. Fred. G., b. Jan. 15, 1862. 
vii. Alice M., b. Aug. 28, 1865; d. Dec. 27, 1879. 
viii. Flora A., b. July 29, 1867; d. Oct. 18, 1869. 
ix. Philo B., b. May 7, 1869. 
X. WiLFORD C, b. Feb. 24, 1872. 
xi. Lyman E., b. Nov. 27, 1877; d. March 31, 1879. 





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GENEALOGY. 299 

3004. Ann, b. in Hampton, Jan. 3, 1834; m. April 12, 1853, Robert 

Cathridire, son of llcuben and Electa (Miller) Cathridge ; b. in 
Marcellus, N. Y., Ang. 16, 1828; res. Marcellus. They had: 
i, Angenette, b. Nov. 1, 1858; m. Nov. 15, 1877, James 

Bartlett. 
ii. Etheron, b. Dec. 23, 1860. 
iii. Alice M., b. March 24, 1862. 
iv. WiLLARD F., b. Sept. 4, 1866. 
V. George W. R., b. June 15, 1873. 

3005. tDoN Juan, b. in Hampton, Oct. 9, 1835 ; m. Caroline A. Peatt. 

3006. Maria, b. in Hampton, April 3, 1837; d. June 29, 1852. 

3007. George Francis, b. Onondaga Hill, May 27, 1848; d. Feb. 22, 

1864. 

692-1599. Abraham Bigelow, son of Christopher Banuister 
and Rhoda (Gleason) Bigelow, was born in Berlin, Mass., June 
8, 1806 ; married, Jan. 24, 1830, Eliza Sawyer of Berlin. They 
lived for many years in that town. About 1861 they moved to 
the adjoining town of Northborough, where they are still living. 
He was a cooper by trade. and bore a most excellent reputation 
as a workman, and is a man of sterling integrity and upright 
character. While living in Berlin he served the town as one of 
the board of Selectmen. Their children were born in Berlin : 

3008. Mary Eusebia, b. March 10, 1831 ; d. May 7, 1834. 

3009. fJoNAS Sawyer, b. Dec. 26, 1833 ; m. Cleora Flagg. 

3010. tFRANKLiN E., b. Feb. 29, 1836; m. Lucilla A. Loomis. 

3011. Joseph, b. Nov. 13, 1838; d. Aug. 13, 1863, unm. 

392-1601. Horace Bigelow, son of Christopher Bannister 
and Rhoda (Gleason) Bigelow, was born in Berlin, Mass., Nov. 
29, 1810 ; married in Berlin, Oct. 14, 1834, Elmina Sawyer. 
They have always resided in Berlin, where he died Nov. 29, 
1888, on his 78th birthday. Their children were : 

3012. Joel Addison, b. 1837; d. Sept. 6, 1840. 

3013. LuciNDA Sawyer, b. Oct. 29, 1841; m. April 5, 1869, Samuel 

Stratton. 

3014. Edwin Joel, b. Dec. 8, 1844; he was in the service during the 

Rebellion in Co. I, 36th Regt. Mass. Vols., enlisting July 11, 
1862; discharged Nov. 21, 1863, for disabilitv; re-enlisted Co. 
E, 61st Regt. Mass. Vols., Sept. 23, 1864; killed at Petersburg, 
April 3, 1865. 

3015. Eleanor Eliza, b. June 10, 1850 ; m. Dec. 1 , 1868, Nelson Brusoe ; 

she d. Jan. 7, 1873. 

694-1603. Esquire Levi Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., 
son of Gershom and Mary (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marl- 
borough, Oct. 28, 1790; married, July 23, 1809, Nancy Ames, 
daughter of Dea. Moses and Lydia (Brigham) Ames ; born in 
Marlborough, March 1, 1792. At the age of nineteen he com- 



300 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

menced teaching school for the first time in the town of Holden, 
Mass., and he followed that occupation winters for about thirty 
years, the greater portion of the time in his own district. The 
remaining months of the year he devoted to farming. He was 
for some years, in company with his brother Lambert, interested 
in a country store in the west part of Marlborough, but with- 
drew from the firm after a few years. In addition to his farm- 
ing he did much in surveying, making out deeds, settling estates ; 
was a Justice of the Peace for thirty years ; he was always active 
in the cause of education, and for several years was one of the 
School Committee. He represented the town in the General 
Court 1831, 1832, 1834, 1839; was one of the Assessors for 
seventeen years. In all of these positions he was known for his 
sterling integrity, firmness of mind, and steadfast opposition to 
anything that savored of compromise or a vacillating disposition. 
As a teacher he was very successful, a thorough disciplinarian, 
and always had the welfare of his pupils at heart, many of 
whom, who became prominent business men, have said that 
they owed much of their success in life to the wise counsel and 
care that they received at his hands during their school-days. 
Firmness, perseverance, and honesty were ever prominent traits 
in his character. His wife died quite suddenly Jan. 22, 1850, 
and he died April 3, 1859. Their children were : 

3016. Lydia, h. March 22, 1810; m. Nov. 4, 1830, Emerson Howe, son 

of Joseph and Eunice (Howe) Howe ; h. in Marlborough, Nov. 
12, 1805; d. May 8, 1846; he was Assessor and Selectman of 
Marlborough; she d. April 6, 1879. They had : 

i. Eunice Ann, h. Feb. 16, 1831 ; m. Charles D. Bigelow. 
ii. Levi Bigelow, 6. July 4, 1833 ; m. April 24, 1861, Libbie 
Mull; he is a prominent manufacturer and dealer in 
boots and shoes in New York City, 
iii. Mary Eugenia, h. May 29, 1835; m. April 26, 1856, 

Sheldon A. Hull, 
iv. Julian; d. 1844. 

3017. tLEANDER, h. April 13, 1812; m. Lucy Felton. 

3018. Mary, h. July 17, 1815; m. Nov. 4, 1835, Abel Rice of Marl- 

borough, where they res. ; he d. June 26, 1882. They had : 
i. Viola, h. April 26, 1837. 
ii. Edwin, h. Dec. 6, 1839; m. May, 1872, Mai'y Holman; 

res. Marlborough, 
iii. Henry, h. Jan. 8, 1843 ; m. Feb. 21, 1867, Delphine Pratt ; 

res. New York State. 
iv. Willis, h. Aug. 9, 1845; m. April 3, 1873, Susan Fay; 

res. Berlin, Mass. 
V. Mary Alice, h. Nov. 8, 1848; m. July 7, 1868, Rev. 
George H. Perry, a Universalist minister at Auburn, 
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GENEALOGY. 301 

3019. Cordelia, h. June 10, 1817; m. Jan. 1, 1840, Christopher S. Hast- 

infi:s of Berlin ; lie served as Captain in the 36th Regt. Mass. 
Vols, in the late Rebellion, and d. Sept. 8, 1863; she is still 
living in Berlin. They had : 

i. Eli.kn, b. June 9, 1841; m. June 20, 1861, Daniel A. 

White; res. Clinton, Mass. 
ii. RuTHVEN, b. July 30, 1843; m. April 18, 1867, Caroline 

Morse; res. Berlin, 
iii. AiiTHUR, b. Dec. 9, 1846; m. 1881, Emma Boyce; res. 

Berlin, 
iv. Leslie, b. April 15, 1849; m. March 9, 1882, Mary Grace 
Howe, daughter of Hon. S. H. Howe of Bolton, Mass. ; 
he graduated at Harvard University 1872 ; studied law 
and opened an office in Boston ; d. in Cambridge, May 
31, 1887. 

3020. Electa, b. April 18, 1819; m. Feb. 23, 1842, Elisha Whitney of 

Berlin, Mass.; he d. Jan. 3, 1879; no children; she res. Berlin. 

3021. fLKVi, Jr., b. March 12, 1821; m. Abbie Hastings. 

3022. Lambert, b. May 6, 1823 ; m. Jan. 14, 1850, Augusta Howe, 

daughter of Thomas and Patty (Bigelow) Howe; she d. at 
Eastlake, Shrewsbury, Mass., Aug. 7, 1884; he res. Eastlake, 
and to him and his brother Horace are we indebted for the 
assistance in cari'ying this work to completion ; no children. 

3023. fEDwm M., b. March 26, 1825; m. Maria A. Crawford. 

3024. fHoRACE Holly, b. June 2, 1827 ; ra. Lucy Ann Howe. 

3025. JuLUN, b. Nov. 6, 182p; d. Nov. 11, 1835. 

3026. William, b. Sept. 11, 1831; d. Oct. 22, 1831. 

3027. Ann Theresa, b. May 6, 1833 ; m. Sept. 28, 1856, Solon Wood, 

son of Col. W. H. and Caroline (Henderson) Wood ; res. Hud- 
son, Mass. ; he is a prominent merchant in that town ; has been 
a member of the Legislature. They had : 

i. Ada Theresa, b. Jan. 4, 1861; m. Frank Wood; res. 
Hudson, Mass. 

3028. t Arthur J., b. Oct. 3, 1835; m. Jane S. Carruth. 

3029. Ada Genevieve, b. Dec. 11, 1837; m. May 5, 1858, Henry 0. 

Lawrence, son of Parker and Catherine (NeAvton) Lawrence; 
b. in Marlborough, June 21, 1833 ; res. Marlborough. They had : 
i. Ellen Bigelow, b. Jan. 8, 1860. 
ii. Lambert Wellesley, b. May 2, 1872. 

694-1605. Lyman Bigelow of Boxborough, Mass., son of 
Gersbom and Mary (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
April 25, 1795 ; married, April 15, 1819, Jane Brigham, daughter 
of Jedediah and Lydia (Boyd) Brigham ; born in Marlborough, 
April 23, 1798. They moved to Boxborough where he engaged 
in the mercantile business and quickly became a leading citizen 
in town ; was Selectman for many years, represented the town 
in the General Court and served in many other town offices, was 
postmaster for a long time, and died in Boxborough March 13, 
1842. His widow survived him over forty years, and died in Nor- 
wood, Mass., Jan. 26, 1886, aged 87 years. Their children were : 

3030. Jane E., b. Feb. 6, 1820; m. Nov. 25, 1838, James Brown; he d. 

Nov. 12, 1852 ; she m. second, 1866, Hon. Joseph Day ; she had 



302 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

one child by first marriage wlio d. in infancy ; she d. in Nor- 
wood, Feb. 13, 1888, aged 68. 

3031. Mary Louise, b. Dec. 15, 1821; m. March 25, 1838, Josiah W. 

Talbot; 5. in Fayette, Me., Jan. 29, 1812; res. Norwood, where 
she d. March, 29, 1888, aged 66 years. They had : 

i. Josephine Louise, b. March 10, 1840 ; d!. March 23, 1845. 
ii. Warkex Melville, b. Feb. 9, 1846 ; d. Sept. 22, 1846. 
iii. Waldo Murray, b. Oct. 31, 1847; d. May 10, 1854. 
iv. Emma Frances, b. March 12, 1850; m. Nov. 3, 1875, 
Stanford Mitchell; b. Nov. 3, 1840; res. South Boston. 
They have : 

Stanford, Jr., b. 1876. 
Ruth, b. 1878. 
Talbot, b. 1880. 
V. Mary Jane, b. Aprils, 1854; m. Sept. 18, 1882, Oscar 
F. Winship ; res. Racine, Wis. They had : 
Eugene T., b. July 20, 1883. 

3032. Augusta B., b. Sept. 10, 1823; m. April 25, 1848, George B. 

Talbot. They had : 

i. G. Augusta, b. Oct. 1, 1845; m. 1866, Marshman W. 
Sanborn; he d. 1884; she res. Norwood, with three 
sons, 
ii. A SON, b. May 17, 1850; d. July 17, 1850. 

3033. Caroline, b. Oct. 29, 1825; m. May 4, 1847, Cephas Hoar; d. 

Jan. 29, 1851; no issue. 

3034. tEYMAN Waldo, b. March 7, 1828 ; m. Catherine B. Howard. 

3035. LiNDOLF Willis, b. Aug. 16, 1836 ; d. Sept. 7, 1856. 

694-1608. Lambert BiGELOW of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Gershom and Mary (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
Nov. 1, 1801 ; married, Nov. 24, 1824, Emily F. Dickinson of 
Deerfield, Mass. He in company with his brother Levi started a 
country store in the west part of Marlborough, after a few years 
his brother withdrew and the business was continued by him and 
was the foundation of the present house of Morse, Bigelow & 
Co. of that town. He was representative to the General Court 
in 1845, Town Clerk 1832 to 1853, a period of twenty-two years, 
Town Treasurer, 1835-37, 1844-50, 1852. He was highly re- 
spected by all, honest and upright in his dealings, and a faithful 
public servant. He died March 21, 1863. She died his widow, 
March 2, 1869. Their children were : 

3036. Maria, b. Nov. 29, 1825; m. Nov. 29, 1846, William Morse, son 

of Otis and Clarissa (Stow) Morse; b. in Marlborough, June 
26, 1819; he is senior member of the firm Morse & Bigelow; 
she d. Dec. 17, 1875. They had : 

i. William Lambert, b. May 1, 1849; m. May 1, 1877, 

Nellie Spaulding ; he is engaged in mercantile business 

as junior member of the firm of Morse, Bigelow & Co. 

ii. Edward Irving, b. May 6, 1856; m. April 28, 1886, 

Hattie A. Randlett of Northborough. 



GENEALOGY. 303 

3037. Emily P., h. Feb. 25, 1828; m. Dec. 2, 1868, Abraham W. Rice, 

son of Dea. Eli and Lucy (Brigham) Rice; b. May 7, 1828; he 
represented the town in the General Court, 1854, and soon after 
moved to Detroit, Mich., where he became a prominent business 
man; he d. in Somerville, Mass., Sept. 12, 1885; no issue. 

3038. Olivia M., h. April 10, 1830; m. Jan. 20, 1852, Alden B. Bigelow 

of New York City. 

3039. George Lambert, h. July, 1832; d. March 11, 1833. 

3040. Angeline H., h. Feb. 18, 1834; m. Oct. 26, 1855, Charles F. 

Morse, son of Ljnnau and Lydia (Brigham) Morse; he served 
in the late Rebellion as Captain in the 13th Regt. Mass. Vols. ; 
is Deputy Sheriif of Middlesex Co. They had : 
1. Lizzie, b. Jan. 17, 1857 ; d. May 7, 1857. 
li. Edith Frances, b. Oct. 12, 1858; m. Ralph P. Barker; 

res. Marlborough, 
iii. Gertrude Bigelow, b. Sept. 30, 1861 ; d. Sept. 17, 1863. 
iv. Ethel Florence, h. Oct. 6, 1864 ; d. Aug. 14, 1866. 
V. Aggie Maria, b. June 14, 1869 ; d. 1871. 
vi. Faith Emily, b. Feb., 1872. 

3041. Adelaide L., b. Aug. 3, 1836 ; m. Aug. 3, 1863, Charles F. Wither- 

bee, son of Jabez S. and Harriet (Brigham) Witherbee; he 
served in the late Rebellion in the 13th Regt. Mass. Vols. ; res. 
Marlborough, where he d. Dec. 16, 1883. They had : 

i. Ella Frances, b. June 10, 1864; m. Oct. 13, 1889, 

Arthur W. Furlong, 
ii. Harriet Emily, b. July 16, 1867; d. Feb. 28, 1882. 
.'5042. tEDWARD Lambert, b. June 27, 1839 ; m. Ella M. Fisher. 

3043. Ella A. B., b. May 9, 1842; m. June 7, 1868, James Murray 

Baker, son of Rev. Jacob Baker; he d. July 1, 1890; res. Bos- 
ton. They had : 

i. Blanche, b. Aug. 26, 1869. 

ii. Theo D., b. 1872. 

iii. George. 

iv. Florence. 

v. Emily Beatrice. 

vi. Irving. 

694-1609. Lewis Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Gershom and Mary (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
Jan. 31, 1804; married, Aug. 1, 1827, Susanna W. Rice; 
daughter of Dea. Benjamin and Persis (Hapgood) Rice ; born 
in Marlborough, Aug. 16, 1805; died in Leominster, Mass., 
Aug. 28, 1868. He like his brother was a prominent man in 
town, serving as Selectman and in other town offices ; and died 
Dec. 17, 1849. They had but one child : 

3044. Mary E., b. Nov. 9, 1828; d. April, 1829. 

694-1611. Lucas Bigelow of Marlborough, Mass., son of 
Gershom and Mary (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
Dec. 14, 1808; married, March 31, 1830, Mahala L. Stowe, 
daughter of Ithamar and Sally (Temple) Stowe of Grafton, 
Mass. He was well known as a marketman and teamster from 



304 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Marlborough to Boston before the days of railroads. He died 
Aug. 31, 1851. She died April 26, 1883. They had : 

3045. Patty Josephine, h. Sept. 3, 1831 ; m. Feb. 16, 1853, John Mac- 

Donald; she d. Nov. 12, 1862; no issue. 

3046. Mahala Jane, b. Aug. 4, 1833; m. May 80, 1852, Henry 0. Brig- 

ham, an officer in tlie late Rebellion, and afterwards in the 
government service at Washington, D. C. ; she d. in Marl- 
borough, May, 1886. They had: 

1. Hattie Josephine ; m. E. C. Hawkes. 

3047. Lucas, l. Jan. 7, 1838 ; d. young. 

694-1614. Charles Dana Bigelow, son of Gershom and 
Eunice (Wilder) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Feb. 
17, 1S23 ; married. May 24, 1848, Eunice Ann, eldest daughter 
of Emerson and Lydia (Bigelow) Howe ; born in Marlborough, 
Feb. 16, 1881. Like many of our New England people his 
education was gained in the district schools of his native town, 
and one term at the formerly well known private school of John 
E. Frye of Bolton, Mass. In the Spring of 1841 he went to 
learn the trade of making sewed shoes, of Thomas Holder of 
Berlin, and after working about a year at that place, he returned 
home, and later commenced work bottoming sewed shoes, taking 
out work (as was the practice) from some of the manufacturers 
in the neighboring towns, and employed at one time eleven men 
to work in a small shop (at his father's place on the outskirts of 
the town, some three miles from the centre). In 1844 he 
increased his business and had four gangs of men at work in as 
many small shops located in the same school district. At this 
time he commenced to make pegged work, and took his work 
from the shop of J. B. Kimball & Co. of Westborough, some 
eight miles distant, this he continued until 1845. During the 
winter of 1845-46, he attended a school in Boston, and the fol- 
lowing spring he again went to work at shoemaking, and had a 
shop built about a mile from the centre, and getting stock from 
shops in Millbury and Natick, he engaged a larger force. 
The following year (1847) with that business enterprise and 
energy which always attended him throughout his life, he built a 
new shop (in the village) which at that time was the largest shop 
in town, and employed quite a large number of men. About this 
time he commenced to manufacture shoes for himself, and was 
the first to employ Canadian Frenchmen in the shoe shops, in that 



GENEALOGY. 305 

vicinity, aud with never-tiring energy, he was constantly striving 
to improve and increase his business facilities. In 1852 he met 
with his first serious misfortune, having his shop with all its con- 
tents destroyed by fire. But, nothing daunted, he removed to 
New York City and again started in the manufacture of shoes, 
and soon increased his business to immense proportions, and 
during the years of the war he was running large shops in the 
prisons at Sing Sing, N. Y., Trenton, N. J. and Providence, R. I., 
the Penitentiaries at Albany aud Brooklyn, N. Y., and also a large 
shop at Worcester, Mass. He organized the Bay State Shoe & 
Leather Co. of New York City, of which he was the President for 
many years. He was a man of great executive business ability, 
and as a manufacturer he had no superiors and but few equals. 
A few years before his death, he retii'ed from active business life, 
and turned his business over to his son Charles E., and spent 
much of his time in travel and recreation, and while temporarily 
sojourning in Richmond, Va. he was taken ill and died May 19, 
1883, aged 60 years. His widow is residing with her children 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. : 

3048. A SON, b. and d. June 22, 1849. 

3049. Charles Emerson, 6. iu Marlborough, Julj' 29, 1851 ; res. Brook- 

lyn, N. Y. ; is President of the Bay State Shoe aud Leather Co. 
of New York. 

3050. Anna, b. in New York City, March 25, 1854: to. Feb. 17, 1874, 

Frederick A. Neergaard, son of John W. and Margaret (Thomp- 
son) Neergaard; b. Oct. 1, 1851; res. Brooklyn. They had: 
i. Charles Frederick, b. June 7, 1875. 
ii. William Bigelow, b. July 29, 1879. 
iii. Jessie Louise, b. June 7, 1881. 

3051. Jessie Howe, b. in New York City, Sept. 16, 1857; m. Nov. 23, 

1881, William C. Beecher, son of Rev. Henry Ward and Eunice 
(Bullard; Beecher; b. Jan. 26, 1849; res. Brooklyn. They had: 
i. Gertrude Roxana, b. Nov. 4, 1882. 
ii. Bertha Bigelow, b. Dec. 10, 1885. 

3052. Edmund Trask, b. Nov. 15, 1859; d. Dec. 17, 1859. 

8053. fEDWiN Wilder, b. April 7, 1861 ; m. Oct. 7, 1886, Maud Murray. 

694-1615. Gershom P, Bigelow, son of Gershom and 
Eunice (Wilder) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., 
March 10, 1824 ; he went to New York, where he married 1852, 
Mary Nichols, and afterwards went to Ohio, where he died. 

She married second, Eraser. The children of Gershom P. 

were : 

3054. Willis Eugene, b. May 10, 1854 ; m. twice ; has three children ; 

res. Preston, Minn. 

3055. A daughter. 

37 



306 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

694-1618. Walter B. Bigelow, son of Gershom and Eunice 
(Wilder) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., April 10, 
1831 ; married, May 20, 1858, Abbie A. Gibbon, daughter of 
William and Eunice (Wilson) Gibbon. He was engaged in the 
manufacture of boots and shoes with his brother Charles D., 
and died in Hartford, Conn., March 30, 1872 ; she resides in 
Worcester, Mass. They had : 

3056. Lizzie Augusta, b. in New York City, Jan. 10, 1859 ; d. 

3057. John Balfour, h. in Providence, R.I., Feb. 25, 1860; d. 

3058. Walter, b. in Marlborough, Mass., June 22, 1863 ; d. Aug. 6, 1863. 

3059. Abbie, b. in Marlborough, Mass., Feb. 11, 1865; d. March 3, 1865. 

3060. Lawrence Gibbon, b. in Sing Sing, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1866; res. 

Worcester. 

3061. Ealph Olin, b. in Sing Sing, N. Y., .July 8, 1868 ; d. June 3, 1869. 

3062. Isabella Frances, 5. "in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 27, 1869. 

703-1621. Henry Bigelow, son of Ivory and Susanna 
(Rice) Bigelow, was born in that part of Marlborough, Mass., 
now included in Hudson, Nov. 8, 1814; he married, May 14, 
1844, Persis Jones of Berlin ; she died July 6, 1848 ; he mar- 
ried second, Dec. 4, 1849, Betsey Teuney, daughter of William 
and Betsey (Lewis) Tenney, born in Marlborough, N. H., 
Aug. 13, 182.5. He lives on the old homestead in Hudson. 
They had : 

3063. Lucius H., b. Sept. 28, 1854; d. Aug. 27, 1855. 

3064. Ann Maria, b. Oct. 31, 1856; res. Hudson. 

3065. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1858; d. 1886. 

3066. A CHILD, b. Dec, 1868; d. Dec. 24, 1868. 

703-1625. Charles Bigelow, son of Ivory and Susanna 
(Rice) Bigelow, was born in that part of Marlborough now 
included in Hudson, Mass., April 21, 1825; married, June 12, 
1851, Jane Holder, daugliter of Daniel Holder, born in Berlin, 
Mass., July 30, 1827. They reside in Hudson near the old 
homestead. Their children were : 

3067. Charles Herbert, b. Oct. 12, 1852 ; m. Nov. 3, 1880, Mary Graves ; 

res. Hudson. 

3068. Edward Daniel, b. Oct. 8, 1856; d. Oct. 26, 1875. 

3069. Alfred Putnam, b. Dec. 12, 1858 ; m. 

3070. Warren Holder, 6. Aug. 9, 1866; m. 

704-1628. William Dana Bigelow, son of Benjamin and 
Mary (Trowbridge) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass. ; 
married, April 24, 1842, Louisa E. Brown. They resided in 
Cranford, N. J. They had : 

3071. Rebecca A., b. Sept. 24, 1845; d. April 16, 1848. 



GENEALOGY. 307 

3072. Louisa M., h. Sept. 5, 1847; d. July 21, 1848. 
3078. William D., b. July 5, 1849. 

704-1630. Theophilus Bigelow, son of Benjamin and 
Mary (Trowbridge) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., 
Feb. 21, 1825; married, 1848, Amanda M. O'Brien. He died 
Nov. 30, 1849, leaving one child : 

3074. Mary, h. July 11, 1849. 

704-1631. Alden B. Bigelow, son of Benjamin and Mary 
(Trowbridge) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., 
Feb. 10, 1827; married, Jan. 20, 1852, Olivia M. Bigelow, 
daughter of Lamberi; and Emily (Dickinson) Bigelow. He 
early went to New York City, where he engaged in mercantile 
business and became an importer and dealer in silks and fine 
dress goods. They reside in Cranford, N. J. Their children 
were : 

3075. BEN.JAMIN, b. in New York City, Nov. 8, 1852; d. Sept. 8, 1854. 

3076. OiAYix, b. iu New York City, Feb. 4, 1855 ; d. Feb. 7, 1855. 

3077. EiCHARD Alden, b. April 20, 1857 ; res. Cranford, N. Y. 

3078. Adelaide Louise, b. Feb. 28, 1861 ; m. Aug. 26, 1885, William 

Drysclale; res. Cranford. 

3079. Frederick Eastman, b. Oct. 23, 1863 ; d. March 24, 1885. 

3080. Emily Mary, b. iu Cranford, Oct. 19, 1866, 

3081. Edward Alexis, b. Jan. 8, 1872. 

3082. Beatrice Maria, b. Sept. 8, 1873. 

710-1632. Austin Bigelow, son of Capt. William and 
Lucretia (Ashcroft) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., and 
married Dec. 14, 1837, Cynthia Shepardson ; resided in Medford 
and Greenfield, Mass. He died in Greenfield, May 31, 1861. 
They had : 

3083. Cynthia Elizabeth, b. in Medford, Dec. 2, 1838 ; d. in Keene, 

Marcli 17, 1865. 

3084. Richard Austin, b. in Medford, June 5, 1841; m. Oct. 3, 1872, 

Susan E. Petersen. 

3085. Marion Frances, b. in Medford, Sept. 29, 1844; m. Nov. 7, 1882, 

Henry Sheldon, son of Salmon and Rebecca (Bigelow) Sheldon ; 
res. Greenfield. 

3086. Arville Barnard, b. in Medford, March 20, 1846 ; d. May 8, 1848. 

711-1642. LaFayette Bigelow, son of Hon. Levi and 
Hannah G. (Goodrich) Bigelow, was born in Bainbridge, N. Y., 
Nov. 18, 1822 ; married Lucinda Ford. They removed to 
McGregor, Clayton Co., Iowa. A member of the Iowa Legisla- 



308 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ture in 1855, '56, '57, '58. He died in Chattanooga, Tenn., 
Oct. 29, 1887. Their children were : 

3087. LaFayette, b. Oct. 9, 1850. 

3088. Stella May, b. May 12, 1854. 

711-1643. William Levi Bigelow, son of Hon. Levi and 
Hannah G. (Goodrich) Bigelow, was born in Bainbridge, N. Y., 
Aug. 26, 1826 ; married, Oct. 18, 1854, Harriet M. Mallory. 
He is Secretary of the Home Insurance Co., New York ; resides 
at Englewood, N. J. They had : 

3089. William Levi, Jr., b. in Corning, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1859 ; d. Feb. 15, 

1869. 

3090. Charles Thompson, b. in Corning, June 24, 1862 ; d. Feb. 19, 

1869. 

3091. Carrie Adele, 6. in Englewood, Nov. 4, 1878. 

717-1649. Joel Bigelow, son of John and Rebecca (Grow) 
Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Sept. 3, 1797; married 
Sally Leach, born in Ellisburg, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1800 ; died 
Sept. 3, 1866, in Mich. He died Nov. 4, 1870. They had : 

3092. tJoHN Richardson, b. in Adams, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1821 ; m. Louisa 

Maria Wadliums. 

3093. Amanda Malvina, b. in Adams, May 2, 1819; d. Jan. 14, 1839. 

721-1650. Horatio N. Bigelow, son of William aud 
Arathusa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Nov. 7, 
1805 ; married Oct. 13, 1831, Watie Ann Arnold, daughter of 
Daniel and Mary (Barker) Arnold, born in Lanesborough, 
Mass., Nov. 19, 1813 ; died at Belleville, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1871. 
He moved to Belleville quite early, and resided there until his 
death, Oct. 20, 1885. They had: 

3094. Emily Frances, b. April 10, 1833; m. May 4, 1855, Daniel D. 

Reynolds, son of Jereob and Betsey (Ochampaugli) Reynolds, 
b. Sept. 16, 1831; res. Cassopolis, Mich. 

3095. George Washington, b. Feb. 27, 1837 ; m. Jan. 19, 1864, Julia 

Webb Terry, daughter of Silas and Julia (Webb) Terry, b. 
May 12, 1841. They res. Belleville, N. Y. 

3096. Almenia Estella, b. April 17, 1840; vi. April 17, 1866, Francis 

C. Webb, sou of Hiram and Hannah (McCoinb) Webb, b. 
April 16, 1836; res. Adams, N. Y. 

3097. James K. Polk, b. Feb. 10, 1846; m. Feb. 7, 1872, Mary Josephine 

Littlefleld, daughter of Jotham and Mary A. Littlefleld; b. Oct. 
6, 1851 ; res. Belleville. 

3098. Fannie Ann, b. April 15, 1855; m. Nov. 30, 1873, William F. 

Farmer, son of Silas S. and Lois (White) Farmer; b. May 6, 
1847 ; res. Belleville. 

721-1652. William M. Bigelow, son of William and Ara- 
thusa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., March 31, 



GENEALOGY. 309 

1809 ; married, July 3, 1836, Margaret Catherine Dye ; born in 
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 23, 1816. They resided in Ellisburg, N. Y., 
Springfield, Mass., and Cranston and Warwick, R. I. He died 
in Cranston, March 25, 1851. She is now (1889) living in 
Springfield, Mass. Their children were : 

3099. Virginia Arathusa, h. in Ellisburg, N. Y., July 10, 1839; m. 

May 22, 1861, Charles H. Miller of Phillipston, Mass.; res. 
Junction City, Kansas. They had : 

i. Anna Virginia, h. in Phillipston, Dec. 22, 1865; m. 
Oct. 5, 1886, W. Irving Cormany; res. Junction City. 

3100. Elizabeth Pierce, h. in Ellisburg, April 16, 1841 ; res. Spring- 

field. 

3101. tWiLLiAM M., h. in Springfield, July 3, 1843; m. Maria C. Hotch- 

kiss. 

3102. Austin Ingraham, b. in Cranston, April 16, 1846. 

3103. Herbert Dodge, h. in Cranston, Aug. 12, 1850; d. 187-. 

3104. Clarence Otis, b. in Warwick, Nov. 29, 1851 ; res. New York 

City. 

721-1655, JoTHAM Powers Bigelow, son of William and 
Arathusa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Sept. 
15, 1815 ; married in Hartford, May 23, 1844, Mary Jane Ellis ; 
born April 16, 1812; died in Springfield, Mass., July 8, 1886. 
He died in Springfield, Oct. 19, 1868. Their children were : 

3105. JoTHAM P., b. in Springfield, Dec. 2, 1847; d. Aug. 24, 1851. 

3106. tWiLLiAM D., h. in Springfield, 1852; m. Oct. 8, 1878, Idelle J. 

Colton. 

721-1656. Benjamin F. Bigelow of Caneadea, N. Y., son 
of William and Arathusa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Hali- 
fax, Vt., March 16, 1817; married, Nov. 18, 1841, Eliza 
Elizabeth White; born in Phillipston, Mass., Feb. 28, 1822. 
They lived in Springfield, Plainfield, and Holyoke, Mass., and 
about 1851 they moved to Caneadea, N. Y., where they now 
live. Their children were : 

3107. Jennie Eliza, b. in Springfield, March 16, 1843; m. Oct. 13, 

1868, Edward Strong, son of Sylvester Strong ; res. Kinzua, Pa. 

3108. Sarah Estella, b. in Plainfield, March 10, 1845 ; m. Aug. 4, 1870, 

Leroy S. Strong, son of Roswell and Harriet (Brown) Strong ; 
res. Kinzua, Pa. 

3109. Henry Lee, b. in Plainfield, Feb. 14, 1847; d. July 9, 1864. 

3110. Frances Augusta, b. in Holyoke, July 15, 1850; d. March 23, 

1880, unm. 

3111. Willie Ward, b. in Caneadea, N. Y,, April 25, 1853; d. Sept. 22, 

18.55. 

3112. LiBBiE Ward, b. in Caneadea, July 20, 1858. 

3113. Charles Fremont, b. in Caneadea, Dec. 13, 1861."! rp . 

3114. Jessie Benton, b. in Caneadea, Dec. 13, 1861. J ^^^^^' 



310 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

721-1659. Horace W. Bigelow of Corunna, Mich., son of 
William and Arathusa (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Phillips- 
ton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1826; married. May 25, 1847, Lydia O. 
Potter; born in EUisburg, N. Y., May 11, 1827. Resides in 
Corunna, Mich. Their children were : 

3115. fROLLA P., b. iu EUisburg, Feb. 27, 1849; m. Lottie H. Pratt. 

3116. tWiLLiAM H., b. in Oswego, N. Y., July 27, 1852; m. Adelaide R. 

Brooks. 

3117. EsTELLA O., b. iu Ypsilanti, Mich., April 20, 1854; m. Dec. 10, 

1873, Richard R. Browu ; b. July 29, 1850; res. Ovid, Mich. 
They have one child : 
i. Freddie, b. 1879. 

722-1668. Daniel Richardson Bigelow, son of Jotham 

and Celinda (Bullock) Bigelow, was probably born in Guilford, 

Vt. He emigrated from Belleville, N, Y., to Puget Sound, 

Washington, Ter., in 1851. He became prominent, and has 

been known as Judge Bigelow for many years. He married in 

1855 and had eight children, four sons and four daughters ; we 

have the names of four only : 

3118. William. 

3119. JOTHAM. 

3120. Richard. 

3121. George. 

722-1669. Lafayette J. Bigelow, son of Jotham and Nancy 
(Nichols) Bigelow, was born in Belleville, N. Y. ; married, Oct. 
12, 1858, Harriet Rounds. They resided in Watertown, N. Y., 
where he was very prominent, and was a member of the Assem- 
bly, 1867; Special Surrogate, 1857; District Attorney, 1862; 
was editor at the time of his death of the Watertoivn Daily Times. 
He died Jan. 13, 1870. She died Nov. 9, 1880. Their children 
were : 

3122. Paul L., h. Dec. 4, 1859; res. Omaha, Neb. 

3123. Clarence W., b. Oct. 23, 1861; res. Omaha, Neb. 

3124. Fanny P., b. Aug. 4, 1867; res. Watertown, N. Y. 

3125. Lafayette L., b. Aug. 30, 1869; d. May 9, 1888. 

727-1671. Merritt Chauncey Bigelow, son of David and 
Cynthia (Clark) Bigelow, was born near Batavia, N. Y., and 
married, but we have uot the name of his wife. They resided 
in Attica, N. Y., and had two children : 

3126. Arthur Camden. 

3127. Walter Scott. 

729-1675. Jotham Richardson Bigelow, son of Abel and 
Sarah (Clark) Bigelow, was born at Manley Square, N. Y., 



GENEALOGY. 311 

Feb. 7, 1807; married at Batavia, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1835, Esther 
Susan Montague ; born at Batavia, April 18, 1817. Resided in 
Franklin, Midi., where he died Jan. 25, 1876. They had three 
sons in the service during the late Rebellion. Their children 
were : 

3128. fJoHN Allen, 6. in Franklin, vSept. 16, 1839 ; m. Isabel Whitehead. 

3129. Augusta, b. in Franklin, Nov. 20, 1841. 

3130. Hamilton M , h. in Franklin, Oct. 7, 1844; m. Snsan Drake. 

3131. JuDSON Owen, h. in Franklin, June 23, 1846. 

729-1680. Levi Houghton Bigelow, son of Abel and Sarah 
(Clark) Bigelow, was born at Batavia, N. Y., 1817; married 
Mary Cappen. Removed to Conway, Mich., where he died 
Sept. 28, 1887. She died Aug. 16, 1876. Their children were : 

3132. Henrietta, h. Nov. 11, 1841; m. May 10, 1863, James Brown; 

he (I. 1876; she m. second, Addison Lewis; res. Byron, Mich. 

3133. Howard, b. Dec. 26, 1842; d. Dec. 4, 1864, near Newbern, N. C, 

in the Union army. 

3134. Aeihl, b. Auii. 19,"l844; m. Feb. 19, 1878, Imogene Sharp; he d. 

Aug. 24, 1887, at Grand Junction, Colo. 

3135. Sarah, b. Jan. 2, 1846; m. April 11, 1867, Samuel Tower; she d. 

Feb. 2, 1880, in Conway, Mich. 

3136. tTHOMAS Allen, b. Feb' 19, 1848; m. Calista Clough. 

3137. Ellen, b. Aug. 6, 1849; m. Oct. 8, 1873, Barber Brown; res. 

Byron, Mich. 

3138. Angenette, b. Aug. 17, 1851; m. May 9, 1877, James Parker; 

res. Howell, Mich. 

3139. Oliver, b. Sept. 24, 1854; m. Jan. 29, 1880, Lois Parsons; res. 

Fowler ville, Mich. 

3140. Albertine, b. April 12, 1856; »)^. Sept. 27, 1874, John Tanner; 

res. Fowlerville. 

3141. Omer, b. Jan. 13, 1858; m. Sept. 5, 1882, Nettie Parsons; res. 

Fowlerville. 

•729-1681. Thomas Allen Bigelow, son of Abel and Sarah 
(Clark) Bigelow, was born in Ontario, July 19, 1820 ; married 
June 16, 1844, Sarah Maria Benjamin ; she died March 28, 1847. 
He married second, Sept. 19, 1849, Tryphena Malcolm, born in 
Ontario, June 15, 1828. They resided at West Bloomfield, 
Mich., where he died May 17, 1883. Their children were born 
in West Bloomfield : 

3142. Eliza Jane, b. Aug. 9, 1845; m. Dennis Cushing; res. Southficld, 

Mich., where she d. Sept. 25, 1887. 

3143. Sarah Philinda, b. Feb. 19. 1847; m. March 21, 1868, Earl 

Adams; res. West Bloomfield, where she d. May 11, 1884. 

3144. Mary Etta Edwina, 6. July 29, 1850; m. March 2, 1870, John 

Field ; res. Council Blufl's, Iowa. 

3145. Emily Miranda, b. Jan. 30, 1852 ; m. July 31, 1879, Frank Shackle- 

ton; res. Bedford, Mich. 



312 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3146. Byron L., 6. March 11, 1854; m. Dec. 29, 1887, Julia Stearns; 

res. Pontiac, Mich. 

3147. Buchanan Alexander, h. May 21, 1856; d. Aug. 30, 1865. 

3148. Della Blanche, h. March 30, 1858; is a professional nurse. 

3149. Celia Sabrina, h. March 25, 1860; m. Feb. 26, 1886, John 

Paulger; res. Plymouth, Mich. 

3150. Bethune D., b. June 11, 1862; is a manufacturer of brick and 

tile ; res. West Bloomfleld. 

3151. LURA Electa, h. July 8, 1864; d. Aug. 28, 1865. 

3152. Thomas, h. Oct. 3, 1866. 1^, . 

3153. Tryphena, h. Oct. 3, 1866. | ^'^"^s- 

3154. Florence Isabella, h. June 22, 1869; res. West Bloomfleld. 

3155. Emerson Malcolm, h. April 17, 1872; res. West Bloomfleld. 

3156. Henry, h. June 22, 1874; d. Sept. 11, 1874. \rr, . 

3157. Galbraith, b. June 22, 1874; d. March, 1875. j ^'"'"^^• 

730-1683. JoTHAM Richardson Bigelow, son of Josiah and 
Lucinda (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Massachusetts and 

married Lucy A. . They resided in Phillipston, Mass., 

and in "Wisconsin. The following is a part of their family : 

3158. fTHOMAS W., 6. in Phillipston, 1850; m. Sept. 30, 1878, Jennie 

M. Cogswell; res. Athol. 

3159. George B., b. in Athol, April 23, 1852; d. Nov. 7, 1852. 

3160. Child, b. in Athol, April 30, 1854. 

3161. Frank Richardson, b. in La Prairie, Wis., April 20, 1856. 

3162. Daniel F., b. in Jamesville, Wis., July 23, 1859. 

730-1684. Josiah Sanford Bigelow, son of Josiah and 
Lucinda (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Petersham, Mass., and 
married Mary Ann ; resided in Petersham. The follow- 
ing is a part of the family : 

3163. Oscar, b. 1839; m. Dec. 22, 1868, Hattie A. Parker. 

3164. Marianna, b. 1847; m. Dec. 22, 1868, Harding R. Barber of 

Athol, Mass. 

730-1687. Charles G. Bigelow, son of Josiah and Lucinda 
(Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Phillipston, Mass., 1828 ; 
married in Springfield, Nov. 20, 1861, Eliza R. Haskell of 
Phillii)ston ; resided for several years in Springfield, where they 
had several children born : 

3165. Charles S., b. July 10, 1866; d. July 25, 1866. 

3166. Charles S., b. Aug. 9, 1867; d. Sept. 16, 1868. 

3167. Carrie L., b. Aug. 2, 1868; d. Sept. 18, 1868. 

734-1697. William Reed Bigelow, son of Elisha and 
Maria (Reed) Bigelow, was born in Hastings, N. Y., Jan. 22, 
1826; married, Dec. 29, 1S53, Almira Dibble, daughter of 
Alanson and Diadama (Ransford) Dibble, born in East Bloom- 
field, N. Y., May 3, 1836; died April 2, 1858. He married 



GENEALOGY. 313 

second, Nov. 11, 1858, Jennie A. Safforcl, daughter of John D. 
and Abigail (Woolcott) Safford, born in East Pembroke, N. Y., 
Sept. 6, 1828. They reside in Batavia, N. Y., where their chil- 
dren were born : 

3168. Egbert Alanson, b. March 31, 1855; m. Sept. 16, 1880, Lillian 

Kellogj;; res. Batavia. 

3169. Sarah Gertrude, b. May 17, 1860; is a missionary at Tokio, 

Japan. 

3170. Florence Julie, b. March 18, 1867. 

3171. LuELLA Ellen, b. Nov. 28, 1868. 

734-1701. Jerome L. Bigelow, son of Elisha and Harriet 
(Jerome) Bigelow, was born at Batavia, N. Y., June 11, 1839 ; 
married, Feb. 18, 1868, Luella Fletcher, daughter of Horace R. 
and Olive J. (Hunt) Fletcher, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
March 25, 1868 ; reside in Batavia. Their children were : 

3172. Josephine H., b. in Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1870. 

3173. George Fletcher, 5. in Batavia, Aug. 18, 1872. 

3174. Florence Jerome, b. in Batavia, April 7, 1879. 

3175. Leila Elliot, b. in Batavia, Nov. 5, 1882. 

744-1716. Edmund Bigelow, son of Dr. William and 
Doriuda (Brewster) Bigelow, was born in Fairhaven, Vt., 
Feb. 14, 1821 ; married, Sept. 13, 1847, Lucy P. Camp. They 
removed to Springfield, Mass., where he died Aug. 27, 1875. 
Their children were : 

3176. William Camp, b. Aug. 17, 1848; d. June 1, 1850. 

3177. Edmund, b. Oct. 4, 1852; res. Springfield. 

3178. Emlly C, b. Nov. 22, 1854; d. June 27, 1859. 

751-1721. John Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Mary 
(Underwood) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., Aug. 12, 
1787; married, Nov. 15, 1806, Mary Jones, born in Charlton, 
Mass., Dec. 9, 1780. He died in Bangor, Me., Sept. 6, 1808. 
She died in Worcester, Mass., Oct. 30, 1831. They had : 

3179. Mary Daggett, b. in Charlton, Mass., April 4, 1807; ?w. June, 

1824, Varnum Brigham, son of Ashbel S. and Persis Brighani, 
6. in Marlborough, Mass., .July 8, 1802; d. in Worcester, July, 
1848. She d. in^ Chicago, 111., March 6, 1873. They had : 
i. Persis P., b. Aug. 1, 1825; d. Jan. 4, 1851. 
ii. Mary J., b. June 14, 1827; d. Sept. 26, 1857. 
iii. Cal\^n L., b. Sept. 8, 1828; d. Oct. 15, 1850. 
Iv. Sarah J., b. Sept. 23, 1830; m. Win. Eager; d. Jan. 23, 

1856. 
v. Varnum B., b. Feb. 21, 1833; m. Gate Harris; res. 

Worcester, 
vi. Emery P., 6. Jan. 18, 1835; d. Jan., 1835. 
vii. Mary L., b. May 18, 1836; ?«. John H. Robinson. 
38 



314 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

viii. Francis F., b. Sept. 3, 1838. 
ix. Martha A., 6. Julv 25, 1840. 
X. John A., b. Sept. 18, 1842; d. Aug. 2, 1854. 
xi. Abby H., b. Dec. 31, 1844. 

3180. fJOHN Jones, b. in Charlton, Jan. 31, 1809; m. Susan McKinstry. 

751-1723. Samuel Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Hannah 
(Whipple) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, July 2, 1793; 
married, Oct. 10, 1815, Cynthia Forbush of Grafton. They 
resided in Sutton, Mass., several years, where his children were 
born and afterwards moved to Marietta, Ohio. They had born 
in Sutton : 

3181. Sajiuel L., b. May 17, 1817; d. Oct. 28, 1821. 

3182. Cynthia A., b. Aug. 2, 1820; d. Oct. 28, 1821. 

3183. Catherine F., b. May 7, 1823; m. Nov. 11, 1843, William H. 

Batchelder of Grafton. 

3184. Samuel E., b. Feb. 20, 1825; m. Mary J. HoUiday. 

3185. Darius, b. Aug. 7, 1828; d. July 26, 1847. 

3186. Cynthia L., b. Aug. 7, 1830; m. John Williams. 

3187. Susan M., b. May 24, 1838; d. Jan. 26, 1839. 

751-1727. Silas Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Hannah 
(Whipple) Bigelow, was born in Charlton, Mass., Aug. 10, 
1801 ; married, Nov. 20, 1823, Silence Pierce ; born Feb. 6, 
1803. They resided in Sutton and Northbridge, Mass. He 
died in Worcester, Oct. 12, 1883. She died in Worcester, Aug. 
15, 1886, aged 83 years. Their children were : 

3188. Adaline, b. Aug. 9, 1824; m. June 1, 1846, Curtis B. Greene. 

3189. Mary W., b. in Northbridge, July 5, 1827; vi. Dec. 2, 1857, 

Stephen Sawyer; res. Worcester. 

3190. Harriet A., b. Feb. 14, 1829; m. Dec. 13, 1864, Albert G. Mann; 

res. Worcester. 

3191. tEDWARD H., b. July 5, 1830; m. Mary S. Patterson. \rr, = 

3192. Emily, b. July 5, 1830; 4. Feb. 19, 1834. / ^^^i"''- 

3193. Silas Austin, b. Oct. 22, 1832; d. March 26, 1844. 

3194. tCHARLEs Amos, b. Oct. 3, 1834; ?n. Mary C. Patch. 

3195. tLuTHER H., b. Dec. 30, 1836; m. C. Helen Lovell. 

3196. t James W., b. Sept. 8, 1839; m. C. Helen (Lovell) Bigelow. 

751-1728. Moses Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Hannah 
(Whipple) Bigelow, was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., July 23, 
1803 ; married, Sept. 27, 1825, Amanda Smith of Sutton ; born 
in Petersham, Mass., April 14, 1805 ; died in Ohio, July 16, 
1874, He died in Cincinnati, Dec. 9, 1860. He resided a few 
years in Sutton, Mass., then moved to Hillsborough, N. H., and 
in 1851 he moved to Marietta, 0., stayed there two years, and 
moved to Cincinnati. Their children were : 

3197. tSiLAS Humphrey, b. Jan. 14, 1827; m. Kuth McAlpin. 



GENEALOGY. 315 

3198. Moses Henry, h. April 10, 1828 ; d. May 10, 1828. 

3199. SuSAxV A., b. May 29, 1829; d. April lf),'l834. 

3200. tllARRisoN Augustus, b. Sept. 2, 1830; m. Amelia Babcock. 

3201. Emza Smith, b. June 24, 1832; m. Aug. 2, 1855, William Harvey 

Batchelder ; b. in Sutton, Mass., June 16,*1819: res. Elgin, 111. 
They had : 

i. William A., b. in Marietta, O., May 3, 1856; m. Oct. 
6, 1885, Emma Granger: he is a physician; res. Bay 
View, Wis. They had one : 
Child, b. Sept. 14, 1886. 

3202. Elma Frances, b. May 4, 1839; m. Sept. 2, 1858, Henry Barr; 

res. Ludlow, Ky. 

3203. George Whipple, b. March 27, 1841 ; d. May 16, 1842. 

3204. tJOHN IvENDALL, b. Jan. 2, 1834 ; m. Maria Crabtree. 

3205. Edwin W., b. June 21, 1843; d. Aug., 1851. 

3206. Catherine Maria, b. Sept. 15, 1846; m. Sept. 19, 1872, John F. 

Decamp; b. Nov. 6, 1840; res. Elgin, 111. They had: 
i. Harry, b. Aug. 19, 1873 ;^d. July 16, 1874. 
ii. Eay, b. Jau. 5, 1880. 

751-1731 . Whipple Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Hannah 
(Whipple) Bigelow, was born in Sutton, Mass., Feb. 16, 1812 ; 
married, Aug. 25, 1833, Amy Chase in Grafton, daughter of 
Daniel Chase of Thompson, Conn. They resided in North- 
bridge, Holden, Princeton, and Worcester, Mass. He died in 
Worcester, Nov. 13, 1844. She married second, Sept. 4, 1849, 
Charles S. Kendall of West Boylston. The children of Whipple 
Bigelow were : 

3207. Susan A., 6. Oct. 18, 1834. 

3208. George, b. Feb. 26, 1837; d. Sept. 2, 1842. 

3209. Elizabeth Bathsheba, b. June 28, 1839. 

3210. John D., b. Juue 19, 1841; d. Dec. 22, 1845. 

3211. Edward Payson, b. Sept. 16, 1843. 

751-1732. John Bigelow, son of Humphrey and Hannah 
(Whipple) Bigelow, was born in Charlton, Mass., Nov. 27, 
1814 ; married, Aug. 13, 1833, Lucinda M. Slocomb of Grafton, 
Mass. They resided in Grafton several years. She died Feb. 
6, 1849, aged 35 years. He married second, Sept. 2, 1849, 
Mary Tidd Edgerton ; born in North Brookfield, Mass., March 
3, 1832. They removed to Marietta, O., lived there several 
years. He died July 12, 1884. She is now (1888) living in 
Wheeling, West Va. Their children were : 

3212. John Wilks, b. in Northbridge, Mass., Jan. 14, 1834; m. Sarah 

J. Knowlton ; res. Denver, Colo. 

3213. Jane Elizabeth, b. in Grafton, Mass., April 4, 1842; d. April 1, 

1849. 

3214. Charles Austin, b. in Marietta, O., Sept. 13, 1851; m. Sept. 13, 

1874, Emma Averbeck; b. Feb. 22, 1854; d. Aug. 22, 1876; he 
m. second, Aug. 17, 1878, Elizabeth Simpson; res. Wheeling, 
W. Va. 



316 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

8215. Jane Elizabeth, b. Feb. 16, 1854 ; d. March 4, 1854. 

3216. George Walker, b. Jan. 20, 1856; d. July 12, 1856. 

3217. Fannie Ware, b. Sept. 6, 1857; d. Sept. 13, 1858. 

3218. Hattie Frances, 5. Aug. 22, 1859; m. Feb. 21, 1878, J.Bruce 

Chaddock; res. Moundsville, W. Va. 

3219. Mary Edgerton, b. March 18, 1862; m. Oct. 27, 1881, Isaac O. 

Prager; res. Wheeling, W. Va. 

3220. Annie Dakin, b. Aug. 10, 1865; m. Feb. 2, 1887, Charles H. 

Wincher; res. Wheeling, W. Va. 

754-1733. Silas Bigelow, son of Barna and Nabby (Pride) 
Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., June 21, 1795. Owing to 
ill health, caused by consumptive tendencies, he emigrated to 
Virginia in 1816, where he settled, aud married, March, 1821, 
Judith Woodson. He died in Pamplin City, Va., Oct. 20, 1878, 
aged 83 years. Their children were : 

3221. Elizabeth A., b. Jan. 2, 1822. 

3222. Frances A., b. April 6, 1823. 

3223. Charles S., b. July 19, 1832; his name was changed in 1861 to 

Charles S. Morton ; he is a physician, and res. Pamplin City. 

754-1738. Frederick G. Bigelow, son of Barna and Nabby 
(Pride) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., June 27, 1813; 
married, Nov. 13, 1834, Philena Prouty ; born in Langdon, N. 
H., Feb. 23, 1809; died in Brookfield, Vt., March 7, 1885. 
They resided in Brookfield, and he died Jan. 29, 1884. Their 
children were : 

3224. tWiLLiAM Penn, b. April 11, 1845; m. Julia Ladd. 

3225. JChakles H., b. Aug. 25, 1850; m. Louise M. Lyman. 

754-1739. S. Milton Bigelow, son of Barna and Nabby 
(Pride) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Oct. 11, 1814 ; 
married, Dec. 13, 1836, Louisa Lyman, daughter of Rev. Elijah 
and Mary (Waterman) Lyman ; born April 20, 1814 ; died in 
Brookfield, Feb. 18, 1854. He married second, Oct. 11, 1854, 
Electa P. Bigelow, widow of Andrew W. Bigelow. He died 
Oct. 8, 1855. His children were : 

3226. Ejoia LoxnsE, b. Sept. 23, 1845; m. Jan. 12, 1869, William Ray 

Oatley, son of Ebenezer T. and Elizabeth T. (Hood) Oatley ; b. 
in Rhode Island, April 23, 1838 ; d. Sept. 20, 1886 ; res. Roches- 
ter, N. Y. They had : 

i. Henry Bigelow, b. Sept. 8, 1876. 

756-1741. Barna Biglow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., March 27, 
1794; married Joanna Nichols; bom May 31, 1797. They 



GENEALOGY. 317 

lived in Weathersfield. He died Oct. 24, 1858. She died in 
Amherst, Mass., July 7, 1876. Their children were : 

3227. t-^i>ONiUAM JuDSON, h. in Hubbardton, Vt., April 20, 1821; m. 

Martha J. Muni-oe. 

3228. Pharcellus Kexdrick, 6. in Castleton, Vt., April 2, 1825; res. 

Antioch, Cal., nnm. 

3229. Elizabktii Joannah, h. April 1, 1827; d. Jan. 13, 1848. 

3230. Caklton Barna, h. in Weathcrsflt'ld, April 26, 1833; m. March 

19, 1857, Helen Sophia Thomson; h. Nov., 1832; d. ,luly 13, 
1879 ; res. Springfield, Mass. ; no issue. 

3231. fORXis FuRMAN, b. in Weathersfield, Sept. 1, 1835; m. Mary 

Helen Pingry. 

756-1743. Enos Biglow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., June 2, 
1797; married, March, 1821, Hannah Heywood. They resided 
in Springfield, Vt. He died July 2, 1835. She died June 12, 
1864. Their children were : 

3232. tFRANKLiN Harvey, h. in Springfield, Vt., June 25, 1822; m, 

Catherine V. Perkins. 

3233. Elizabeth Hubbard, h. in Springfield, Oct., 1824; m. ; is now a 

M'idow ; no children. 

3234. Nancy Heywood, h. in Springfield, Oct., 1827; m. 

Flanders. Has one son : 
i. William N. 

756-1744. Harvey Bigelow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., June 12, 
1799 ; married and lived in Brooklyn, Wis. His wife died some 
years since. He is now living in Brooklyn, Wis. They had 
five children : 

3235. Hamilton. 

3236. Loey Ann. 

3237. Lucy Ann. 

3238. Malcolm. 

3239. Lucius ; res. Brooklyn, Wis. 

756-1745. Levi Biglow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., June 9, 
1801 ; married and had three children. He died Feb. 15, 1840. 
Their children were : 

3240. Freeman; m. and res. Wisconsin, where he d. 

3241. Henrietta; m. William H. Peck. Have a son and daughter. 

3242. Elenor ; m. Henry E. Wheeler. Had one daughter. 

756-1746. Lucius Biglow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., Dec. 13, 



318 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1802 ; married and had five children. He died about 1870. 
She died 1880.. Their children were : 

3243. Lucius H. ; m. and has eight children. 

3244. Lemuel G. ; m. ; no issue. 

3245. Lucinda; d. young. 

3246. Parmelia ; m. Cliarles Sargent. Has two daughters. 

3247. Charles ; m. Has two cliildren. 

756-1748. John B. Biglow, son of Silas and Elizabeth B. 
(Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., March 13, 
1808 ; married. He died Feb. 9, 1864. His widow survived 
him some ten years. Had three children : 

3248. Silas ; m. and res. Florida. Has three children. 

3249. Charlotte; m. William Peck Smith; res. Brooklyn, N. Y. Has 

sis children. 

3250. Elizabeth ; d. aged 18 years. 

761-1752. A. Paine Biglow, son of Asa and Anna W. 
(Paine) Biglow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Feb. 9, 1816; 
married, Sept. 28, 1838, Clara Kathan ; born in Williamstown, 
Vt., Aug. 5, 1816. Resided in Rochester, N. Y.,- where he died 
Sept. 20, 1868. His widow is living in Rochester. Their chil- 
dren were : 

3251. Clara Ellen, b. in Rochester, Nov. 26, 1840; m. William East- 

wood; h. Sept. 14, 1838; res. Rochester. Thev had: 
i. Clara B., h. Dec. 27, 1862; d. Sept. 11, 1864. 
ii. Albert B., h. Oct. 3, 1868. 

3252. Albert Paine, h. in Rochester, Nov. 19, 1842; d. Aug. 15, 1852. 

3253. t-^BNER P., h. in Rochester, Sept. 29, 1852; m. Carrie E. Armi- 

tage. 

3254. Emma L., b. Jan. 28, 1854; d. Dec. 8, 1855. 

'761-1753. Dr. Amos Elijah Bigelow of Barre, Vt., son of 
Asa and Anna W. (Paine) Biglow, was born in Brookfield, 
Vt., Feb. 23, 1819 ; married, Aug. 22, 1863, Nancy M. Richard- 
son, daughter of Harry and Ann Maria (Mann) Richardson ; 
born in Montpelier, Vt., June 12, 1832. She died in Barre, 
Dec. 15, 1871. He graduated at the Vermont Medical School 
in 1845, and commenced the practice of medicine in the town of 
Barre in August, the same year, where he is now living. They 
had one daughter : 

3255. Frankle Maria, b. Jan. 4, 1865; m. July 15, 1885, Lindley A. 

Averill ; res. Barre. They had : 

i. Anna Bigelow, b. June 4, 1886. 

761-1755. Abner J. Bigelow, son of Asa and Anna W. 
(Paine) Biglow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Aug. 5, 1824; 



GENEALOGY. 319 

married Sarah Ann Sargent. They resided in Rochester, N. Y., 
where he died Aug. 9, 1850. 

761-1756. Albert S. Bigelow, son of Asa and Anna W. 
(Paine) Biglow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 16, 1828 ; 
married, Sept. 3, 1868, Jessie C. Cohen, daughter of Dr. G. 
Percival and Mary A. (Thomas) Cohen; born in St. Mary's, 
Ga., Nov. 28, 1846. They reside in Rochester, N. Y. They 
have one daughter : 

3256. Mary Bellk, b. in Savannah, Ga., Aug. 6, 1869. 

764-1760. Walter R. Bigelow, son of Ithamar and Sophia 
(Earle) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Mass., April 30, 1802; 
married in "Worcester, Mass., Dec. 2, 1828, Eliza Mower. She 
died in Worcester, May 22, 1869. They resided in Worcester, 
where he died Nov. 5, 1881. Their children were : 

3257. IGeorge Curtis, b. April 1), 1830; m. Mary W. Whittemore. 

3258. tSAJNiuEL Thomas, b. May 21, 1831; m. Ellen C. Clifibrd. 

764-1761. Ralph E. Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of 
Ithamar and Sophia (Earle) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, June 
14, 1804 ; married, April 23, 1828, Tryphena M. Lakin. She 
died Sept. 22, 1835. He died July 4, 1873. Their children 
were : 

3259. Henry Adwin, b. Oct. 27, 1829; d. Feb. 27, 1830. 

3260. Caroline H., b. Jan. 17, 1831; m. April 30, 1850, George W. 

Dodd. 

3261. Emeline Eliza, h. April 3, 1833; m. Nov. 25, 1852, Henry C. 

Ward, sou of Henry and Isabelle W. Ward. 

3262. tJoHN Chaefin, b. Sept. 15, 1838; m. Sarah M. Parker. 

764-1763. Lewis Bigelow of Paxton, Mass., son of Ithamar 
and Sophia (Earle) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Aug. 31, 
1808 ; married, April 1, 1834, Phebe Tryphosa Davis, daughter 
of Dea. David and Patty (Howe) Davis ; born in Paxton, Nov. 
25, 1811; died Sept. 12, 1863. He married second, Oct. 2, 
1864, Hannah D. (Howe) Howard, daughter of Artemas and 
Roxa (Moore) Howe ; born in Paxton, Jan. 27, 1819. He was 
a prominent man in his town and represented his district in the 
Legislature, 1880. A man highly respected, thoroughly honest, 
and a christian gentleman. He died March 15, 1885. Their 
children were : 

3263. Edward Davis, 5. Nov. 16, 1835; ??i. Oct. 28, 1879, Ada M, 

Drury ; res. Cherry Valley, Mass. 



320 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3264. tCHARLES Gatks, b. Aug. 18, 1839; m. Mary J. Goodrich. 

3265. tHENRY Grove, h. Oct. 22, 1841 ; m. Amanda M. Hopkins. 

3266. George Lewis, h. July 11, 1844. 

3267. Elmina Sophia, h. Fel). 26, 1847 ; d. Feb. 9, 1848. 

3268. Phebe Melona, h. Feb. 24, 1850. 

3269. Eliza Mower, 6. June 14, 1852. 

768-1764. Rev. John F. Bigelow, son of Silas and Sophia 
(Lamb) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Mass., April 25, 1818. 
He early fitted himself for school, teaching in the common schools, 
and using the money thus gained, he fitted himself for college at 
the Worcester Academy, then entered Brown University, com- 
pleting his course at the University of New York, afterwards he 
studied in Germany ; on returning to this country he entered the 
ministry and settled first in Bristol, R. I., then Middleborough, 
Mass., Keeseville, N. Y. and St. Albans, Vt. About 1868, he 
became associated with his brother in teaching in a young ladies' 
seminary at Brooklyn, N. Y., an educational institution of high 
order, and continued with his brother some twelve years, when he 
retired to give his attention to an important literary work entitled 
" Methodology," which was designed for the use of the ministers 
but owing to failing health he was prevented from completing 
his work. "He was an exceedingly amiable, social and genial 
christian gentleman, kind, charitable and always putting the best 
construction upon the actions of his friends and acquaintances." 
He married, Aug. 17, 1847, Sophronia Nye Lovell, daughter of 
Ellis J. and Lydia (Gilford) Lovell; born in Osterville, Mass., 
March 9, 1819. He died in Brooklyn, June 20, 1884. His 
widow resides in Brooklyn. Their children were : 

3270. Mary Eliza, h. in Middleborough, Dec. 14, 1856 ; d. in Worces- 

ter, Mass.. Sept. 7, 1859. 

3271. Deuwent, h. in Keeseville, N. Y., March 29, 1864; res. Brooklyn. 

768-1767. Prof. George Norman Bigelow, son of Silas and 
Sophia (Lamb) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Mass., Jan. 14, 
1823 ; married, Nov. 25, 1856, Frances Louise Babcock, daugh- 
ter of Rev. P21isha and Eliza (Hubbard) Babcock ; born in Thet- 
ford, Vt., June 1, 1836; died in Framingham, Mass., Dec. 31, 
1863. He married second, Dec. 6, 1866, in Keene, N. H., Fan- 
nie Whitcomb, daughter of Elbridge G. and Salome (Newcomb) 
Whitcomb ; born Sept 4, 1845. He was well known in educa- 
tional and literary circles ; after studying and teaching for several 
years in his younger days, he went abroad to complete his educa- 



GENEALOGY. 321 

tion, and took a course of study at the University of Berlin. 
On his return to this country he received the degree of Master 
of Arts from Brown Universitj^ ; he was the principal of the 
High School at Cliutou, Mass., a few years, and the principal of 
the State Normal School at Framingham for eleven years, leav- 
ing there in 186'S he went to Brooklyn, N. Y., where he and his 
brother Rev. John F. Bigelow, opened the " Athenajum," a 
young ladies' seminary of high order ; they conducted the school 
together until 1880, when his brother retired, and from that time 
till his death he conducted the school aloue ; he was also well 
known as a contributor to magazines on educational topics. He 

died in Brooklyn, Aug. 28, 1887. His children were: 

« 

3272. EULALIA Trances, h. Nov. 20, 1857; d. An"-. 17, 1863. 

3273. George Norman, h. Anir. 5, 1861 ; d. Aug. 18, 1863. 

3274. Frances Eulalia, b. May 21, 1863; res. Brooklyn. 

769-1779. Otis Bigelow, sou of Asahel and Martha (Hall) 
Bigelow, was born Feb. 1, 1785; married, Dec. 27, 1812 or 
1813, Mary Payn ; born at Fort Miller, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1791; 
died at Baldwinsville, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1873. He died June 26,. 
1864. Their children were : 

3275. fPAYN, /;. at Fort Miller, Oct. 6, 1814; m. Hauuah Munro. 

3276. Maiue Louise, h. March 28, 1816 or 17; m. April 7, 1841, Henry 

Youug Allen of Saratoga, N. Y. They had : 

i. Henry Bigelow, h. Sept. 12, 184- ; m. Julia, daughter 
of James Smitli of IJaldwinsville ; he is a physician ; 
res. Baldwinsville. Has one child : 

HOWLAND. 

ii. Otis KiCHARD, h. Dec. 2, 1851; ??i. ; res. Helena, Mont. 

3277. Walter, h. June 22, 1818; d. Aug. 19, 1820. 

3278. Martha, h. April 20, 1821 ; d. April 27, 1831. 

3279. Olivia, h. June 16, 1822; m. 1844, Israel Hall; res. Ann Arbor, 

Mich., Avhere he d. July 31, 1889. They had : 

i. Eugene B., h. May 19, 1848; m. July 6. 1870, Ella M. 
Tourtelotte, daughter of George and Amand (Galli- 
son) Tourtelotte. They had : 
Harry L., b. MaY4, 1871. 
Lewis A., b. July 2, 1873; d. Oct. 22, 1873. 
Israel 0., b. Aug. 20, 1874. 
Eugene P., b. July 8, 1878. 
ii. MaryB., b. March 9, 1846; m. Feb. 17, 1873, Crines H. 
DuBois. They had : 

Louis, b. Nov. 16, 1874; d. March, 1875. 
Charles D., b. March, 1876; d. June 8, 1883. 
Israel H., b. Nov. 1878. 
Eugene S., b. Dec, 1880. 
iii. Charles A., b. Mav 9, 1851. 
iv. Otis B., b. March 28, 1853; d. Nov. 8, 1854. 
39 



322 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

V. Marie Louise (Lulu), b. March 26, 1855; m. Charles 
H. "Walker, son of Charles I. and Mary H. Walker; 
res. Detroit, Mich. They had : 

Charlotte Hinsdale, b. Feb. 14, 1880. 
vi. Charlotte L. (Lottie), b. Nov. 16, 1857; m. Sidney E. 

Eastman; res. Chicago, 
vii. Louis Phillips, b. June 1, 1860; m. Feb. 14, 1885, Eliza- 
beth C. Douglass. They had : 
Douglass, b. Nov. 4, 1885. 
LOLTis P., b. June 3, 1889. 
3280. Thomas, b. Nov. 30, 1825; m. March 29, 1852, Mary A. Bolles; 

he d. Jan. 11, 1853; no issue. 
8281. Mary, b. March 15, 1827; m. Sept. 1, 1852, Lewis S. Phillips; 
he d. Jan. 9, 1883 ; slie res. Syracuse, N. Y. ; no issue. 

3282. Clara, b. April 27, 1830; d. April 25, 1831. 

3283. tOTis, Jr., b. in Baldwinsville, March 9. 1832; m. Margaret Payn. 

3284. fGrUSTAVUS Adolphus, b. in Baldwinsville, May 19, 1835; m. 

Elizabeth Minard. 

769-1771. Anson Bigelow, son of Asaliel and Martha 
(Hall) Bigelow, was born Aug. 11, 1791 ; married first, Marian 
Leggett. She died. He married second, Olive Royce. They 
resided in Portage, N. Y., where he died Sept. 12, 1879. Their 
children were : 

3285. Camille ; m. Amos Kingsley ; res. Castile, N. Y. 

3286. Henry. 

3287. Emory. 

3288. Lillian, ; m. Ezra Denton ; res. Portage, N. Y. 

3289. Sally. 

3290. Hannah. 

769-1772. Daniel Bigelow, sod of Asahel and Martha 
(Hall) Bigelow, was born March 4, 1795 ; married Betsey Fer- 
guson. They resided at Portage, N. Y., where he died Oct. 18, 
1874. She died about 1879. Their children were : 

3291. Ransom; d. 

3292. Gilbert ; was Speaker of Assembly, Dakota. 

3293. Otis; d. 

3294. Jeremiah. 

3295. Anson. 

3296. Daniel. 

3297. John. 

3298. Charles; d. 

3299. Alfred. , 

3300. ASCHEL. 

3301. Mary Louise; d. 

3302. Sarah Jane. 

3303. Betsey. 

3304. Martha. 

3305. Victoria ; d. young. 

769-1773. Hiram Bigelow, son of Asahel and Martha (Hall) 
Bigelow, was born May 9, 1799 ; married Maria Tarbox and 



GENEALOGY. 323 

moved to Ohio, where they had a family of which we learn of 
two, they probably had more : 

3306. Douglass. 
8307. Daughter. 

773-1780. tiUKE BiGELOw, son of Amasa and Hannah 
(Bathrick) Bigelow, was born in Westborough, Mass., Jan. 28, 
1801 ; married in Upton, Mass., March 12, 1843, Betsey Nichols 

of Upton. He died about 1850. She married second, 

Putnam. His children were : 

3308. Betsey Maria, b. Feb. 5, 1844. 

3309. George Luke, b. Feb. 16, 1847; d. unm. 

776-1787. Thomas Dean Bigelow, son of Joseph and Sarah 
(Higgins) Bigelow, was born in Montreal, P. Q., May 7, 1801 ; 
married, Aug. 1, 1825, Sophia Roy ; she died. He married 
second, 1848, Rose McClintock, born 1812. He resided in 
Montreal, where he was engaged in the manufacture of nails, 
and died July 18, 1863. His widow still (1889) survives him 
and resides in Montreal. He had several children by his first 
wife but only one lived to reach manhood : 

3310. John Theodore, h. 1832; m. Mary Ami Pillow, 1864. He died 

April, 1867 ; she is living in Montreal ; no issue. 

By second wife : 

3311. Elizabeth; m. Edward N. Henry, a merchant in Montreal. 

3312. Clara Jane; to. Charles R. Hosmer, General Manager of the 

Canadian Pacific Eailway Telegraph ; res. Montreal. 

777-1794. Robert Bigelow, son of Benjamin and Eunice 
(Aiken) Bigelow, was born in Norfolk, Conn., Oct. 17, 1797. 
He was a graduate of Yale College, and some time after gradua- 
tion he moved to Virginia and was a professor in a college ; 
after a few years' residence in Virginia he moved to Georgia 
where he engaged in teaching. Later he moved to Jacksonville, 
Fla., and engaged in mercantile business. He entered the 
military service of the United States as Quartermaster in the 
Seminole War, and served to its close. He then purchased two 
plantations on the St. John's river, a few miles from Jackson- 
ville, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a slave- 
holder, but treated his slaves kindly and humanely.' He took 
no part in the late Civil War, though he was a strong southern 
man in principles, and believed that the Southern States had 



324 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

many causes for discontent. He did not approve of secession, 
but thought the remedies could be obtained otherwise. He was 
a highly intelligent man, a great reader and possessed a remark- 
able memory. He was very familiar with county, state and 
international law, and his opinion regarding la,w and public 
affairs was much sought after. He was liiglily respected, honest 
and just in his dealings; he was kind and affable to all. For 
many years prior to his death he resided on his plantation on 
the East side of the St. John's river, known as Floral Bluff. 
He married, April 3, 1832, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Broadalbane, 
a native of Florida. She was born Dec. 12, 1805. He died 
Aug. 8, 1868, their children were born at Jacksonville : 

3313. Minerva, h. July 21, 1833; m. Sept. 4, 1861, George A. Turknett. 

He d. Sept. 20, 1868. She d. Dec. 7, 1868, leaving one sou : 
i. George EOBERT ; m. Flora Sawyer of Pittsflelcl, Mass. ; 
he d. June 14, 1889. They have one son : 
Ralph Robeut, ft. 1889. 

3314. fRoBERT John. h. Jan. 14, 1835; m. Stella Ward; res. Ocoee, 

Orange Co., Fla. 

3315. tEuGENK, b. July 11, 1837; m. Anna F. Turknett. 

3316. Benjamin, ft. Juue 10, 1839; d. Dec, 1840. 

3317. Annette R. ; m. about 1876, Dr. William B. Cleveland; res. 

Chicago, 111. They have one daughter : 
i. Maud B. 

3318. LuciEN B. ; m. 1877, Ella Ritchie; res. Joplin, Mo. He was in 

the Confederate service during the late Civil War. He is 
engaged in mercantile business at Joplin, and has one son : 
i. Guy Hobart. 

3319. Alexander G. ; m. about 1873, Mary Porter; is engaged in manu- 

facturing business at Lake City, Florida ; no children. 

777-1795. Mark Bigelow, son of Benjamin and Eunice 
(Aiken) Bigelow, was born in Norfolk, Conn., Aug. 23, 1799 ; 
married April 3, 1823, Lydia L. Mauley, born in Sandisfield, 
Mass., Sept. 8, 1799, died in Norfolk, Dec. 25, 1873. He died 
Aug. 5, 1853 ; they resided in Norfolk. Their children were : 

3320. William B., 6. April 22, 1824 ; m. .Tan. 31, 1854, Margaret Norton ; 

res. Norfolk. 

3321. JaneE., ft. Dec. 15, 1827; m. Oct. 1, 1873, Lyman O. Bellows; 

res. Norfolk. 

3322. George R., ft. Sept. 17, 1831; m. Sept, 15, 1860, Ann M. Austin, 

ft. at Meriden, Conn., Juue 29, 1834; d. Oct. 28, 1887; res. 
. Norfolk. 

» 

778-1803. William W. Bigelow, son of Cornelius and 
Persis (Harris) Bigelow, was born in Canada, and- married 
Catherine Sweeney. He resided in Chatham, P. Q., where he 
died 1851. They had: 

3323. Daniel W., ft. about 1843; res. Waverly, Iowa. 



GENEALOGY. , 325 

778-1809. Cii-ARLES Nelson Bigelow, son of Cornelius and 
Pevsis (Harris) Bigolow, was born in Cliatham, P. Q., May 19, 
1823; married, Marcli 17, 1842, Clariuda Wiltse, daughter of 
Andrew and Iillizabeth Wiltse, born Nov. 18, 1825. He resided 
at Chatham until 1837, when he with his sister Louisa moved to 
East Ashford, N. Y. In 1854, he moved to Oneida, Eaton Co., 
Mich., where he has since resided. Their children were : 

3324. Ellen P., b. in East Ashford, June 12, 1843; m. Aug. 12, 18fi2, 

Horace E. Wickwire ; res. Grand Ledge, Mich. ; he d. May 23, 
18G5. They had : 

i. Nelson Albert, h. Oct. 17, 1863; m. Oct. 2, 1886, 
Carrie E. Murphy; res. Grand Ledge. 

3325. Cornelia M., h. in East Ashford, March 26, 184.5; res. Grand 

Ledge. 
332G. Margaret M.. b. Dec. 10, 1847; ?n. Dec. 9, 1865, Emmet N. 
Cole; she d. June 22, 1867. They had : 
i. Maggie B., b. June 12, 1867. 

3327. fELiSHA C, b. Jan. 12, 1850; m. Sarah M. Brunger. 

781-1812. Levi L. Bigelow, son of Elisha and Elizabeth 
(Cheney) Bigelow, was born Dec. 13, 1802; married Belinda 
Pierpont, a descendant of the Rev. James Pierpont, the second 
minister of New Haveu, and one of the founders of Yale 
College. They had : 

3328. John Seley, b. March 29, 1826; m. Elizabeth Clarlc; res. Wis- 

consin; is engaged in tlie cattle and stock trade; no children. 

3329. tGEORGE Willis, b. March 22, 1832; 7n. Fanny Blake. 

3330. fHoBART Baldwin, &. May 16, 1834; m. Eleanor Lewis. 

3331. Susan Eliza, 6. .March 24, 1S3G; m. Cyrus Cheney. They had: 

i. Anna Baxter, b. Oct. 2, 1857. 

ii. Minnie Belinda, b. Sept. 13, 1859. 
iii. Myra Belle, b. Feb. 24, 1862.. 
iv. Susan Bigelow, b. July 20, 1864. 

y. Harry Percival, b. June 12, 1870. 
vi. Josephine, b. Dec. 17, 1871. 

3332. Henry Morrell, b. April 8, 1840. 

3333. Lucy Ann, b. Oct. 21, 1844. 

783-1813. Charles C. Bigelow, son of Job and Hannah 
(Walker) Bigelow, was born in Brookline, Vt., Dec. 18, 1807; 
married, Feb. 5, 1828, Roxana Sampson, daughter of Peter and 
Sarah (Kellogg) Sampson, born in Salem, Mass., May 10, 1808, 
died in East Ashford, N. Y., April 26, 1882. He moved with 
his father from Vermont about 1825, to East Ashford, N. Y., 
where he is now living (1888). Their children were born in 
East Ashford : 

3334. John Arlington, b. Oct. 16, 1828; m. 1850, Ellen Lovelaud; 

res. Freeport, 111. ; d. Feb. 22, 1866. 



326 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3335. tWiLLiAM "Wallace, 6. Nov. 2, 1830 ; m. Fannie E. Bowen. 
Twins, not named, 6. Feb. 26, 1833 ; d. same day. 

3336. Caroline, I. Dec. 11, 1834; to Norman Holland; res. East Ash- 

ford. 

3337. Henry Winants, h. Aug. 12, 1837 ; to. Mary Ovanda Sherman ; res. 

East Ashford. 

3338. Albert Lawrence, h. March 13, 1840; m. Mary Chase; res. 

Kalamazoo, Mich. ; he d. June 27, 1880. 

3339. Maria, h. Dec. 18, 1842; to. Harvey A. Williams; res. East 

Ashford. 

3340. Adaline, b. Nov. 13, 1845; to. Daniel Bond; res. Ashford. 

3341. tCHARLKS D., h. Dec. 4, 1850; m. Jennie Pool; res. Buffalo, N. Y. 

789-1823. Pdtnam Bigelow, son of Thomas and Jerusha 
(Putnam) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., Nov. 21, 1803 ; 
married Nancy Wiley. She died. He married second, July 8, 
1836, Mary Spring. They resided in Rome, N. Y., where he 
died Dec. 8, 1851. She died Sept. 28, 1871. Their children 
were : 

3342. Frances M., 6. Feb. 17, 1838; to. Nov. 11, 1857, Nathaniel J. 

Titus ; res. Portland, N. Y. They had : 
i. Georgiana. 
ii. Savern. 

3343. George W., b. Feb. 13, 1840; to. Sept. 28, 1879, Elizabeth W. 

Biain ; res. New York City ; no children. 

3344. Anna E., b. March 11, 1842; d. Jan. 10, 1871, unm. 

789-1825. Lawson T. Bigelow, son of Thomas and Jerusha 
(Putnam) Bigelow, was born in Whitingham, Vt., Jan. 25, 
1810; married, April 19, 1837, Mary Hall; born in Springfield, 
N. Y., Feb. 27, 1813. They reside in Whitewater, Minn. 
Their children were born in Portland, N. Y. : 

3345. William H., b. June 14, 1839; to. July 10, 1866, Matilda M. 

Young; res. Whitewater, Minn.; he d. March 20, 1873. They 
had : 

i. Celia M. 
ii. Xawson T. 

3346. fEMERSON W., b. May 3, 1841; to. Elizabeth M. Crowell; res. 

Andover, Dakota. 

3347. tFRANCis M., b. Sept. 25, 1843; to. Mary D. Hopson. 

3348. Kate H., b. Feb. 5, 1846; to. Feb. 7, 1868, Henry Young; res. 

Beaver, Minn. They had : 

i. Zoe. 

ii. William A. 
iii. Francis M. 
iv. Charles. 

V. James. 
vi. Jane. 

3349. Cordelia H., b. Aug. 15, 1848; to. March, 1867, Abel K. Skid- 

more ; res. Prospect Station, N. Y. They had : 
i. Lawson. 
ii. Edna. 
iii. Leo. 



GENEALOGY. 327 

3350. Orson D., h. Dec. 8, 1850; m. Oct. 8, 1880, Mary J. Cook; res. 
Andover, Dakota ; no children. 

3361. NkllikJ., b. Dec. 20, 1853; m. Jan. 10, 1884. Melvin H. Skid- 
more; b. Mai-ch 31, 1851; res. Whitewater,. Minu. They liave: 
i. Herbert, b. Nov. 12, 1886. 

789-1827. Jason Bigelow, son of Thomas and Jerusha 
(Putnam) Bigelow, was born in Whitingham, Vt., April 13, 
1815 ; married, Feb. 4, 1841, Pbilinda Andrews. Resides in 
Portland, N. Y. Their children were : 

3352. Wilson Henry ; m. Tacy Scriven. 

3353. Ella Jerusha ; m. E. L. Blanchard ; res. Boston, Mass. 

3354. Lewis A. ; m. Martha Caldwell ; res. Portland, N. Y. 

790-1831. Sumner Bigelow, son of Samuel and Sally (Put- 
nam) Bigelow, was born in Whitingham, Vt., May 1, 1808; 
married, Dec. 2, 1830, Rebecca Whitney, daughter of Asa and 
Martha (Cook) Whitney ; born in Halifax, Vt., Feb. 16, 1809 ; 
died Aug. 4, 1889. He died Dec. 5, 1850. They resided in 
Whitingham, where their children were born : 

3365. Minerva, b. March 20, 1832; m. Oct. 30, 1850, Abel Lea; he d.; 

she r». second, Kingsbury. They had : 

i. Son, b. Dec. 31, 1851 ; d. young, 
ii. Daughter, b. March 27, 185- ;d. Jan. 21, 1860. 
iii. Son, b. Aug. 14, 1856; d. Dec. 27, 1859. 

3356. Ethan Cook, b. Sept. 12, 1834; m. Jan. 24, 1858, Paulina Hare; 

res. Chillicothe, 111. 

3357. Mena, b. March 23, 1836; m. Oct. 30, 1851, Samuel Hosley, son 

of Samuel and Betsey (Sumner) Hosley; b. in Whitingham, 
Nov. 22, 1822; res. Brattleborough, Vt. They had: 

i. Ira Dexter, b. in Whitingham, Nov. 11, 1853; m. 

March 18, 1889, Merilla Whitney; res. Brattleborough. 

ii. Flora F., b. in Jacksonville, Vt., March 10, 1858; m. 

April 11, 1887, Herbert Clark; res. Bellows Falls, 
iii. Myrtie, b. in Jacksonville, Sept. 7, 1863 ; m. July 4, 
1881, Dewitt Snow ; res. Williamsville, Vt. They had : 
Lewis, b. Nov. 26, 1885. 
iv. Cortez, b. July 16, 1870; res. Brattleborough. 

3358. tGEORGE Samuel, b. June 9, 1838 ; m. Mary Burke. 

3359. James Sidney, b. May 20, 1839 ; w^as killed at the Battle of Cedar 

Creek, Oct. 19, 1864. 

3360. Melissa Sarah, b. June 10, 1841; m. Nov. 28, 1858, Calvin B. 

Hall, son of Jonathan and Phebe (Britton) Hall; b. in Surry, 
N. H., Sept. 30, 1822; res. Westmoreland, where their children 
were born. They had : 

i. Ernest J., b. Dec. 4, 1859; m. Aug. 16, 1886, Fannie 

Powers ; res. Brattleborough. 
ii. EvALiNE R., b. Jan. 1, 1861 ; to. March 80, 1886, Harmon 
Watkins ; res. Walpole, N. H. They had : 
Cecil H., b. Oct. 20, 1888. 
iii. Sidney J., b. Sept. 12, 1863; m. Jan. 17, 1889, Mary 

Gearen ; res. Keene, N. H. 
iv. Leon E., b. Dec. 28, 1867; res. Keene. 



328 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

V. Lillian J., b. Feb. 12, 187L 
vi. Agnes M., b. Sept. 28, 1874. 
vii. Elbert C. b. Sept. 7, 1882. 
viii. Roland C, b. Oct. 28, 1884. 
33G1. Martha Sylvenia, b. Jan. 2, 1843; m. Nov. 11, 1861, Frank M. 
Wheeler; b. in Henderson, N. H., Nov. 10, 1838; res. West- 
moreland. They had : 

i. Fred M., b. at Mill Point, Ont., Dec. 25, 18G4; m. March 
9, 1885, Nellie J. Tyler. They have : 
Clara. A., b. March 8, 1886. 
Martha A., b. Nov. 20, 1888. 
ii. F. Morris, b. at Westmorehmd, May 1, 187?. 
iii. Eugene M., b. at Keene, March 28, 1874. 

3362. Almira Lusina, b. April 6, 1844; m. March 31, 1865, Martin 

Ainidon, son of Jeremiah and Abigail (Harwood) Amidon; b. 
in Richmond, N. H., An.-?. 21, 1818; d. in Swanzey, N. H., Nov. 
7, 1888. They had b. in'Wiiitingham : 
i. George, b. Jan. 5, 1867. 

ii. xMartha M., b. Ang. 28, 1871. 

iii. Perlie E., b. Feb. 7, 1874. 

iv. Merton E., b. Dec. 31, 1876. 

3363. tWiLLiAM Cyrus, b. Feb. 20, 1848 ; m. Matilda A. Heartwell. 

791-1839. Elijah Bigelow, Jr., son of Elijaji and Lydia 
(Putnam) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., Nov. 8, 1819 ; 
married, Dec. 11, 1841, Mary White of Sutton, Mass. They 
reside in Douglas, where they had two children born : 

3364. Ellen Augusta, b. Aug. 21, 1843; m. Nov. 28, 1860, George W. 

Humes of Douglas. 

3365. fFRANK Alva, b. March 6, 1856; m. Susie S. Monahan. 

793-1844. Jesse W. Bigelow, son of Jesse and Huldah 
("Waters) Bigelow, was born in Oxford, Mass., Nov. 27, 1821 ; 

married Joanna . He died in Brookfield, Jan. 12, 1852. 

She married second, March 18, 1858, Nathaniel Snow of Brook- 
field. Child : 

3366. Jane E., b. Ang. 16, 1850; to. April 16, 1870, Albert F. Doughty. 

799-1847. Alden Bigelow, son of Jason and Patty (Waite) 
Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 4, 1816; 
married, Sept. 4, 1851, Mary Ann Seabury of Cambridge, Vt. 
They reside in North Brookfield ; a farmer. They have one 
daughter : 

3367. Sarah Lavinia, b. Jan. 10, 1856; m. March 23, 1878, Henry F. 

Ryan of MiUbury, Mass. 

799-1852. Lawton Bigelow, son of Jason and Patty 
(Waite) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., July 11, 
1836 ; married. May 17, 1877, Sarah A. Corey of Holyoke, 



GENEALOGY. 329 

Mass. He died in North Brooklield, March 19, 1885. They 
had one child : 

33G8. Maisel, b. May 13, 1879. 

802-1854. John S. Bigelow, son of John and Betsey (May- 
nard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., July 2, 
1817 ; married, Oct., 1842, Marcia Hamilton, daughter of James 
Hamilton of East Brookfield. She died in Springfield, Mass., 
Sept. 25, 1867, aged 46. They resided in North Brookfield, 
where he carried on the business of last-making, and is still 
living. Their children were : 

3369. Marcia Melissa, b. July 15, 1843; m. June 20, 1866, Charles F. 

Weeks of Springfleld, Mass. ; res. Rockvillc, Conn. 

3370. John Warren, b. in East Brooktlelcl, Sept.. 1845; d. 1847. 

3371. Lucy Betsey, b. in West Brookflekl, Aug., 1848; d. April 6, 

1851. 

3372. Lucy Betsey, b. in Nortli Brooklield, Oct. 19, 1851 ; res. Worces- 

ter, Mass. 

3373. fJoHN Warren, b. in North Brookfield, Aug. 20, 1854; m. Hattie 

A. Miller; 7'es. Worcester. 

3374. Bert Elmer, b. in Warren, Mass., March 4, 1862; res. Boston. 

802-1856. Silas H. Bigelow, son of John and Betsey 
(Mayuard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Nov. 
6, 1821 ; married, April 29, 1845, Clarissa A. Cole of Montague, 
Mass. They reside on the old homestead in North Brookfield ; 
he is a farmer. Their children were : 

3375. Mary Adeline, b. Jan. 23, 1847; to. Jan. 22, 1874, George A. 

Jeuks ; res. North Brooklield. They had : 

i. A CHILD, b. Aug. 31, 1881 ; d. same day. 
ii. Fannie Bigelow, b. March 9, 1884. 

3376. Abbie Henrietta, b. Nov. 2, 1848; to. May 15, 1872, Martin L. 

Crawford ; res. North Brookfield. They had : 
i. Alfred H., b. June 23, 1873. 
ii. Florence, b. July 16, 1875. 
iii. John Bigelow, b. Jan. 9, 1878 ; d. Nov. 6, 1880. 

3377. Jane Maria, b. Nov. 29, 1850; res. North Brookfield. 

3378. Lizzie Estella, b. .July 31, 1853; m. June 4, 1874, George M. 

HoAvc ; res. North Brookfield. 

3379. Warren Tyler, b. May 12, 1856; res. North Brookfield. 

3380. John Reuben, b. Jan. 28, 1858 ; res. North Brookfield. 

3381. Fannie Idelle, b. May 18, 1861 ; d. Sept. 11, 1863. 

3382. Fannie Idelle, b. March 18, 1863; d. Oct. 1, 1883. 

802-1859. S. Sumner Bigelow, son of John and Betsey 

(Maynard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Dec. 

1, 1827; married, Jan. 12, 1858, Mary P. Cowan of Prescott, 

Mass. He resided several years in Warren, Mass., then moved 

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330 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

back to North Brookfield, where they are now living. Their 
children were : 

3383. Frank Sumner, b. in Warren, Nov. 6, 1858; res. North Brook- 

field. 

3384. Fred Herbert, b. in Warren, Dec. 17, 1860 ; d. April 3, 1884, 

unm. 

3385. Hattie Lisle, b. in Warren, Jan. 13, 1863; d. Sept. 24, 1878. 

3386. Jason Cowan, b. in Warren, Oct. 10, 1864 ; res. North Brookfield. 

3387. Carrie Abbie, b. in North Brookfield, Dec. 25, 1869 ; d. July 20, 

1870. 

3388. George Arthur, b. March 4, 1877. 

806-1861. John D. Bigelow, son of Jonas and Nancy (May- 
nard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 2, 
1820, married, Oct. 27, 1840, Emily Scarborough of Brooklyn, 
Conn. ; born April 1, 1820 ; died July 7, 1886. They resided in 
Danielsonville, Conn., where he was engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness. Their children were : 

3389. George Dexter, b. in DanielsonviUe, Dec. 31, 1847; d. March 

13, 1850. 

3390. Emma L., b. in Danielsonville, Ang. 26, 1850; d. Aug. 30, 1850. 

3391. Charles Edwin, b. in Danielsonville, Oct. 11, 1855; m. April 27, 

1882, Lillian Josephine Hale ; b. Nov. 4, 1859; he is a practicing 
physician ; res. Leominster, Mass. 

806-1864. Samuel F. Bigelow, son of Jonas and Nancy 
(Maynard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., June 
2, 1824; married, Jan. 1, 1844, Orinda M. Smith. She died 
Oct. 24, 1852. He married second, March 10, 1855, Nancy N. 
Grau. They resided in North Brookfield, where he died July 5, 
1867. Their children were : 

3392. Charles H., b. Dec. 26, 1844; d. Aug. 8, 1845. 

3393. Charles E., b. Aug. 14, 1846; d. Feb. 3, 1853. 

3394. Eugene Ferdinand, b. Aug. 10, 1850 ; m. Althea F. Travis ; res. 

Natick, Mass. 

3395. Emma Jane, b. Feb. 26, 1852; m. May 3, 1871, Charles E. Thomp- 

son ; res. West Brookfield. 

3396. Mary Loraine, b. May 21, 1854; m. Aug., 1875, Hiram Gardner; 

res. Flandscarr, Dakota. 

3397. Alfred Fay, b. Jan. 19, 1862; res. Elk Point, Dakota. 

806-1872. Henry E. Bigelow, son of Jonas and Nancy 
(Maynard) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Aug. 
27, 1835 ; married, Aug. 29, 1855, Helen A. Randall of Daniel- 
sonville, Conn. She died Aug. 29, 1868. He manned second, 
Nov. 1, 1870, Emma A. Harris of Woonsocket, R. I. They re- 



GENEALOGY. 331 

sided in Dauielsonville and Woousocket. He died Aug. 26, 
1878, iu Woonsocket. His children were : 

3398. Alice Nancy, b. Ih Danielsonville, Dec. 11, 185G; m. Eicliard 

Sanderson; res. Waterbury, Conn. 
3390. Clara Estella, b. in Ephratali, N. Y., May 17, 1860; m. 

Cook of Woonsocket, R. I. 

812-1885. Horatio Nelson Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Polly (Brighain) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., 
Sept. 13, 1812. His early education he gained in the district 
schools of his native town, attending school in winter and work- 
ing on the farm in summer. His father built a cotton mill in 
1831, and he became a general overseer for his father until he 
married, Sept. 24, 1834, Emily Worcester ; he soon after went to 
work as overseer in Beaman's mill in West Boylston. In 1836, 
he went to Shirley as superintendent of a cotton mill, where he 
stayed about a year, and then in 1837, he in company with his 
brother Erastus started in the manufacture of coach lace at Lan- 
caster and in a short time they organized a corporation for the 
manufacture of coach lace known as the Clinton Company, and 
in a few years other enterprises followed. The manufacture of 
counterpanes was commenced in 1841, which was next followed 
by the Lancaster Gingham Mills in 1843-44, and next was started 
the Bigelow Carpet Co. in 1849, followed by the Clinton Wire 
Cloth Co. in 1856. In all of these enterprises he was the mov- 
ing spirit, and did much to build up the village known as 
Clintonville, which was set off, and incorporated as a separate 
town, March 14, 1850, under the name of Clinton. He was one 
of the founders of the Congregational Church, having connected 
himself with the church at the age of twenty-one, he ahvays 
continued to take an active interest in the church through life. 
Among the many other business enterprises we find that he was 
the first President of the Clinton Savings Bank, first President 
of the Clinton Gas Co., Vice President of the Clinton National 
Bank, was a director of the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg R. R. 
Co., and also of the Worcester Mutual Insurance Co. He was 
chosen as the first representative from the new town of Clinton to 
the Legislature, and was the first postmaster appointed iu that vil- 
lage, and when the town was incorporated he gave them the beauti- 
ful plot of land that they have for their common, and with his 
brother they were the founders of the Public Library, and so 



332 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

much did he identify himself with the growth of Clinton that no 
one can visit the lively town without seeing the strongest evi- 
dence on every hand of the public spirit and enterprise of Hora- 
tio N. Bigelow. But in the midst of his work, almost without 
warning, he was stricken with disease, and a trip to Europe was 
taken with the hope that he might recover, away from the cares 
of business, but his friends were doomed to disappointment, 
and he returned home and died Jan. 2, 1868, from paralysis and 
softening of the brain. His children were : 

3400. tHENRY N. ; res. Clinton. 

3401. Emma. 

3402. tCHARLES B. ; res. Clinton. 

812-1886. Erastds B. Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Polly 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in West Boylstou, Mass., April 2, 
1814. His father being a man of small means he early learned 
to work, attending the district school in winter and working on 
the farm in summer. His inventive genius early showed itself. 
At the age of fourteen he invented a machine to manufacture 
piping cord, which was the means of his earning about $100, by 
which he was enabled to attend a neighboring academy and 
gained additional education. He afterwards went to Boston 
and obtained a situation as a clerk in a dry goods store for a brief 
period, later he invented a power loom for weaving knotted 
counterpanes, and for a time it promised success, but the finan- 
cial crisis of 1837 ended the scheme. He next turned his atten- 
tion to a power loom to weave coach lace, which contrary to the 
predictions of experts proved to be a decided success, and this 
was his first permanent step towards prosperity ; having at this 
time taken his brother Horatio in company with him. He next 
turned his attention to the weaving of carpets and invented the 
carpet loom by which his name became so widely known ; 
although this by no means completed the list of inventions which 
he has given to the world. Of the fifty patents that were taken 
out by Mr. Bigelow, the larger portion of them were directly or in- 
directly connected with the textile art. He has severally invented 
and put into operation, the first successful power looms for 
weaving coach lace, wire cloth, ingrain, tapestry, Brussels and 
Wilton carpets and silk brocatel. He exhibited samples of his 
power loom Brussels carpeting at the Exhibition in Loudon 
1851, and received the highest award, from which his inventions 



GENEALOGY. 333 

were in deniaud in Eugluud. In addition to his inventions and 
improvements in tlie weaving of carpets, lie made many otlier 
valuable improvements and inventions in power looms for weav- 
ing counterpanes and ginghams, as well as other branches of the 
textile art. In 1858 he wrote a pamphlet, " Remarks on the de- 
pressed condition of manufactures in Mass., with suggestions as 
to its cause and remedy," which was afterwards translated into 
the Russian language by Count Gurouski. In 1862, he wrote a 
very able document on the Tariff Question. He was an original 
incorporator of the Mass. Institute of Technology, and a member 
of the London Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufac- 
tures and Commerce, a member of the Mass. Historical Society 
and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
In 1860, he was brought forward as the Democratic Candidate in 
the fourth district, for Representative to Congress against Hon. 
A. H. Rice, but failed of an election. He married for his first 
wife, Susan King, by whom he had one sou. She died and he 
married second, Eliza Means of Amherst, N. H. They had : 

3403. Charles ; d. aged 6 years. 

3404. Ellen ; m. Rev. Daniel Mcrriman ; res. "Worcester. 

813-1891. Merrill H. Bigelow, son of Capt. Asa and 
Lois (Harthan) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., 
Feb. 26, 1828 ; married, June 26, 1849, Charlotte E. Willard. 
He died in Rutland, Mass., Aug. 15, 1857. She married 
second, Edmond Muzzy of Rutland, Mass. They had : 

3405. Ella Jane, h. April 16, 1850; ni. Jime 11, 1878, George A. Lover- 

ing. They had : 

i. Alice Esther, h. Dec. 6, 1879. 
ii. Etta May, h. Feb. 28, 1881. 
iii. Erwin Elliot, h. June 8, 1886. , 

3406. fl'RKi'- C, h. Feb. 8, 1854; m. Elizabeth Walmsloy. 

3407. EiiwiN Elliot, h. Aug. 14, 1855; m. Jan. 24, 1889, Mary M. 

Willis ; res. Wooiisocket, R. I. 

813-1893. David Elliot Bigelow, son of Capt. Asa and 
Lois (Harthan) Bigelow, was born in "West Boylston, Mass., 
Nov. 21, 1836; married, Nov. 29, 1864, Angenette Palmer; 
resided in Lyme, Conn., where he died Dec. 12, 1887. Their 
children were : 

3408. Grace Harthan, h. Feb. 7, 1868. 

3409. Mary Annis, /;. Marcli 3, 1870. 

3410. Adele, b. Nov. 29, 1872. 



334 . THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3411. Augusta Merrill, b. Oct. 11, 1880. 

3412. Erastus Brigham, 5. July 16, 1883. 

813-1898. Everett W. Bigelow of Boston, Mass., son of 
Ezra and Sally (Grossman) Bigelow, was born in Waltham, 
Mass., June 29, 1826; married, Feb. 7, 1850, Caroline A. 
Howe, born in West Boylston, Feb. 7, 1830 ; they resided in 
West Boylston a few years then moved to Boston where they 
now reside. Their children were born in West Boylston : 

3413. Evelyn Winthrop, b. Dec. 30, 1850 ; d. Oct. 30, 1855. 

3414. George Everett, b. Dec. 21, 1855. 

3415. Carrie Evelyn, b. Dec. 13, 1860. 

813-1901. Henry C. Bigelow of Dedham, Mass., son of Ezra 
and Sally (Grossman) Bigelow, was born in Wayland, Jan. 20, 
1834 ; married, Jan. 21, 1855, Maria Elizabeth Fuller, born in 
Needham, Nov. 27, 1834 ; they lived in Worcester, West 
Boylston and Dedham, Mass. He is President of the Gitizens 
Mutual Insurance Go. of Boston. Their children were : 

341G. CorX Louisa, 'j. in Worcester, Nov. 7, 1857; d. Jan. 13, 1863. 

3417. Herbert Henry, b. in Worcester, March 13, 1861 ; d. Feb. 6, 1863. 

3418. Ada Withington, b. in West Boylston, May 22, 1864. 

823-1903. Horatio Bigelow, son of Horatio Bigelow ; 
married Annie L. Smith ; resided in Boston where he died, 1888. 
Children were : 

3419. fALBERT S., b. Feb. 11, 1846; m. Mary De Ford. 

3420. t Joseph S., b. 1849; m. Mary C. Bryant. 

3421. Anna Smitu, b. June 11, 1852. 

840-1908. Samuel Smith Bigelow, son of Andrew C. and 
Eliza M. (Hyde) Bigelow, was born in Ticonderoga, N. Y., 
Feb. 23, 1835 ; married, Aug. 16, 1855, Roby M. Chapman, 
born in New York State, 1834. He resides in Aspen, Colo. 
Their children were : 

3422. Lily C, b. 1857; d. 1871. 

3423. Charles C, b. 1859; m. Ora Musser; res. Pulaski, O. 

3424. Abraham L., b. 1861; m. Larra Willard; res. Farmer, O. 

3425. Eva C, b. 1864; m. Andrew Blosser; res. Farmer, O. 

843-1914. Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow, son of Dr. Jacob 
and Mary (Scollay) Bigelow, was born in Boston, March 11, 
1818. He attended the Boston Latin School where he gained 
his early education, and graduated at Harvard University in the 
class of 1837, and studied medicine under the tuition of his 



GENEALOGY. 335 

father, and also attended the Harvard Medical School. His 
health becoming poor, he took a tour through Europe returning 
in 1841, and receiving his degree of M. D. He again went to 
Europe where he spent three years completing his studies in 
medicine, a greater portion of the time in Paris. He also 
studied in other medical schools both in Great Britain and on the 
continent. He returned to Boston in 1845, and was appointed a 
teacher in the Tremout Street Medical School, which position he 
held until it was merged into the Harvard Medical School. In 
1846, he was appointed Surgeon of the Mass. General Hospital. 
In 1849, he was appointed Professor of Surgery and Clinical 
Surgery at the Harvard University, a position which he held for 
twenty years, without assistance. He has written many valuable 
articles relating to his profession, and is a member of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, also a member of 
" Soci6te Anatomique," "Society de Biologic," " Soci^te de 
Chirurgie " of Paris. Child : 
3426. William Sturgis ; a physician ; res. Boston. 

848-1920. Lekdall H. Bigelow, son of Lendall and Sally 
(Hughitt) Bigelow, was born in Lansing, N. Y., April 2, 1887; 
married, Nov., 1858, Marion Ferguson, born in England, 1836, 
died in New York State, Jan. 20, 1865. He died at Auburn, 
N. Y., Jan. 30, 1870. They had one son : 

3429. Adelbert E. 

850-1922. Charles Bigelow, son of Charles and Elizabeth 
W. (Walker) Bigelow, was born in Petersham, Mass., Nov. 3, 
1819 ; married Augusta Morgan ; resided in Somonauk, 111. 
Their children were : 

3430. fWiLLiAM H., b. in Petersliam, Mass., Nov. 29, 1846; m. Mary 

Raymond. 

3431. Charles Harris, b. 1854; d. 1876. 

850-1924. Samuel Bigelow, son of Charles and Elizabeth 
W. (Walker) Bigelow, was born in Petersham, Mass., March 10, 
1823 ; married Jane Bryant ; resided in Springfield, Mass. 
Their children were : 

3432. Frank Bryant, b. in Springfield, April 14, 1861 ; to. 

3433. Bryant, b. in Springfield, May 14, 1887. 

850-1926. Amory Bigelow, son of Charles and Elizabeth 
W. (Walker) Bigelow, was born in Hubbardston, Mass., 



336 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

July 31, 1831; married, Oct. 7, 1863, Sophia H. Arms; they 
reside in Chicago, 111. Their children were : 

3434. Bessie H., b. Sept. 14, 1866; d. Feb. 1, 1873. 

3435. Arthur, b. May 3, 1870 ; d. Au^. 26, 1870. 

3436. Egbert Amory, b. Nov. 30, 1874. 

3437. Charles W., b. Feb. 17, 1878; d. Jan. 7, 1879. 

859-1935. Dr. George F. Bigelow of Boston, son of Jacob 
and Eliza (Southgate) Bigelow, was born in Montreal, Sept. 4, 
1831 ; married, April, 1870, Rebecca Gertrude Bigelow, daugh- 
ter, of Abijah and Rebecca (Ogden) Bigelow. Graduated at 
Harvard University. Is a practising physician in Boston. Their 
children were : 

3438. Frederick Southgate, b. Oct. 23, 1871. 

3439. Alice Houghton, b. Aug. 3, 1875. 

3440. John Ogden, b. Dec. 20, 1879. 

868-1951. ■ Isaac Bigelow, son of Isaac and Fanny (Jack- 
son) Bigelow, was born in Natick, Mass., Oct. 5, 1801 ; married, 
April 5, 1829, Catherine Drake. She died Jan. 26, 1833, aged 
22 years. He married second, Nov. 21, 1841, Annette Cargill 
of Lowell. His children were : 

3441. Elizabeth, b. iu Natick, Aug. 16, 1829; m. Nov. 10, 1854, 

Zechariah II. Stain. 

3442. V Francis Drake, b. iu Natick, Oct. 10, 1832. 

868-1954. Abraham Bigelow, second son of Isaac and 
Fanny (Jackson) Bigelow, was born in Natick, Mass., May 19, 
1810; married, March 6, 1831, Mary Brown Whitney, daughter 
of Ebenezer and Mary (Bi'own) Whitney ; born in Dorchester, 
Mass., March 18, 1813; died iu Dover, Mass., Dec. 9, 1881. 
They resided in Natick several years, then moved to Sherborn, 
and later resided in Dover, where he died Aug. 4, 1888. Their 
children were all very large people, averaging in weight over 
200 pounds : 

3443. Charles, b. in Natick, June 24, 1831 ; d. Oct. 8, 1831. 

3444. George Henry, b. in Natick, Oct. 15, 1832; m. May 25, 1867, 

Georgianna A. Ellis, daughter of Oliver and Hannali A. (John- 
sou) "^Ellis; b. iu Gilmauton, N. H., Feb. 23, 1842; res. Dover, 
Mass. 

3445. fEDWARD Barton, b. in Natick, Dec. 10, 1833 ; m. Frances M. 

Whitney. 

3446. Sarah Griffin, b. iu Natick, Nov. 6, 1835; m. Dec. 23, 1853, 

John Worthiugton Shumway, sou of John and Abigail (Wight) 
Shumway ; b. iu Dover, March 24, 1821 ; d. iu Medlield, Aug. 
13, 1889 ; res. Mcdfield. 



GENEALOGY. 337 

3447. Maky Francks, h. in Natick, Jan. 15, 1838; m. April 16, 1857, 

Francis Eliplialct Mason, son of Eliphalet F. and Mary F. 
(Sisson) Mason; b. in Dedliam, June 11, 1830; res. Mcdliekl. 
Tlu;y had : 

i. Charles Frank, b. April 13, 1860. 

3448. fAisRAHAM, Jr., b. in Natick, Aug. 17, 1839; m. Lydia A. Higgins. 
3441). Mariha Allkn, b. in Slierl)orn', Marcli 7, 1841; d. Oct. 12, 1841. 
3460. Chester Adams, b. in SUerborn, Aug. 3, 1844; m. Nov. 1, 1868, 

Emma Eliza Howe, daughter of Albion K. V. and Eliza M. 
(Brown) Hoavc; /*. in Dover, Feb. 7, 1847; res. Wellesley, 
Mass. ; no issue. 

875-1955. Alexander Bigelow, son of Abraham and Louisa 
(Train) Bigelow, was born in Natick, Dec. 12, 1814 ; married, 
April 5, 1845, Adeline Stockwell, daughter of Cyrus Stockwell. 
She died in Worcester, Dec. 24, 1879. He married second, 
Oct. 18, 1881, Sarah M. Goodwin. They resided in, Worcester, 
where he died Jan. 22, 1887. Their children were : 

3451. Elizabeth; m. July 16, 1878, David Manning, Jr.; res. Worces- 

ter. 

3452. tGEORGE Alexander, b. in Worcester, July 19, 1853; m. Oct. 

10, 1877, Dora L. Tucker; res. Worcester. 

875-1960. Marshall T. Bigelow of Cambridge, Mass., son 
of Abraham and Louisa (Train) Bigelow, was born in Natick, 
Mass., Oct. 5, 1822. He early went to Cambridge, where he 
married, Oct. 21, 1847, Caroline P. Warland. He learned the 
printers' art, and at one time was engaged in the book publish- 
ing business at Cambridge, and is now engaged in proof-reading 
at the University Press, Cambridge, and is considered one of the 
best proof-readers in the country. He is author of several val- 
uable educational works. Their children were : 

3453. Caroline M.. b. June 23, 1851. 

3454. Charles W., b. Oct. 11, 1853. 

3455. Henry Hill, b. Sept. 11, 1857; d. Juue 1, 1858. 

3456. Francis H., b. Feb. 24, 1859. 

3457. Grace, b. April 9, 1867. 

875-1966. William P. Bigelow of Natick, Mass., son of 
Abraham and Louisa (Train) Bigelow, was born in Natick, 
July 29, 1834; married, July 29, 1860, Martha Mansfield; born 
in Wellesley, Mass., March 25, 1835. They reside in Natick. 
He is engaged in the dry goods business in Boston. Their chil- 
dren were : 

3458. William Mansfield, b. April 12, 1863; d. Aug. 15, 1863. 

3459. Florence, b. April 23, 1864. 

3460. William Reed, b. Feb. 10, 1867. 

41 



338 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3461. Gertrude, b. June 13, 1872. 

3462. Margaret Lander, b. June 3, 1876. 

882-1971. Amos Fisk Bigelow, son of Elijah and Rebecca 
(Fisk) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., and married 
Julia Barber. They resided in Sherborn. They had : 

3463. tELiJAH, b. in Sherborn, Nov. 17, 1835 ; m. Mary A. Mitchell. 

884-1979. Calvin Bigelow, son of Calvin and Elizabeth 
(Adams) Bigelow, was born in Dover, 1822 ; married, Dec. 23, 
1874, Lucy C. Daniels of East Medway, daughter of Paul and 
Eliza (Breck) Daniels ; born Nov. 11, 1841. Reside in Boston. 
Their children were : 

3464. Warren Daniels, b. Nov. 20, 1875. 

3465. Eliza Breck, b. Dec. 18, 1885. 

884-1980. Charles A. Bigelow, son of Calvin and Elizabeth 
(Adams) Bigelow, was born in Dover, Mass., July 11, 1830; 
married, Oct. 4, 1860, Hannah F. Thwiug, daughter of Albert 
and Laura A. (Fisher) Thwing ; born in East Medway, June 
23, 1826. They reside in East Medway. Their children were : 

3466. Frank Westey, b. Sept. 1, 1861 ; d. Jan. 10, 1862. 

3467. Anna Laura, b. Oct. 9, 1862. 

3468. Albert Thwing, b. Oct. 12, 1865. 

887-1986. Henry A. Bigelow, son of Josiah and Harriet 
(Sawin) Bigelow, was born in Brighton, Mass., April 5, 1832; 
married, Feb. 11, 1857, Mary Eliza Nickerson, daughter of 
Joseph and Eliza A. (Ellinwood) Nickerson ; born in Kirby, 
Vt., Dec. 30, 1837. He was engaged in mercantile business in 
Boston, and died April 5, 1858. They had : 

3469. Frederick Henry, b. Dec. 1, 1857. 

887-1988. Albert M. Bigelow, son of Josiah and Harriet 
M. (Sawin) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Mass., and married 
first, Lucy M. Todd, daughter of Dr. John Todd of Pittsfield, 
Mass. ; second, May Wheelock of New York. He is a lawyer 
in New York and resides in Morristown, N. J. 

887-1991. Eliot Bigelow, son of Josiah and Harriet M. 
(Sawin) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Mass., 1846; married 
Edwina Richards, daughter of William Richards, and grand- 
daughter of Admiral Stringham. They reside in Brooklyn. N. Y. 



GENEALOGY. 339 

889-1993. George C. Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Amos and Lucy (Stowe) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., 
March 11, 1828 ; married in Worcester, Nov. 29, 1855, Eleanor 
J. Doane ; they reside in Worcester, where he has been a 
master builder for many years. They had one daughter : 

3470. Alice J., b. Aug. 8, 1856; m. Oct. 2, 1879, Frank P. Knowles; 

res. Worcester. 

889-1994. Amos E. Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., son of 
Amos and Lucy (Stowe) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, May 10, 
1830 ; married Mary Pratt ; resides in Worcester where he has 
for many years been a master builder with his brother George. 
Their children were : 

3471. Irving Elbridge, b. May 16, 1861. 

3472. Grace Holly, b. Jan. 12, 1864. 

3473. Mary E., b. April 22, 1871. 

889-1996. Edmund D. Bigelow of Kansas City, Mo., son 
of Amos and Lucy (Stowe) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, 
Mass., Dec. 5, 1838 ; married, Oct. 2Q, 1865, Alzina E. Jenkins, 
born in Nantucket, Mass., Jan. 25, 1840; resides in Kansas 
City. Their children were born in Baltimore, Md. : 

3474. Edmund Sprague, b. Aug. 7, 1866. 

3475. Lucy Stowe, b. June 15, 1869. 

3476. Florence Elizabeth, b. Jan. 12, 1876. 

890-2002. Alpheus H. Bigelow, sou of Alpheus and Mary 
A.' H. (Townsend) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., 
March 20, 1819 ; married in Framingham, Mass., Dec. 8, 1842, 
Martha Harrington ; he lived a short time in Framingham ; he 
afterwards lived in the South, and died at Culpeper Court 
House, Va., April 30, 1874. They had one son : 

3477. Alpheus, b. in Framingham, July 10, 1846; m. Amy A. Jones. 

890-2005. Frank W. Bigelow, son of Alpheus and Mary 
A. H. (Townseud) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., 
July 18, 1833; married, May 8, 1871, Agnes Ulrica Louisa 
Haynes, daughter of " Ex-Warden " Gideon Haynes, born in 
Waltham, Mass., Oct., 1847. He graduated at Harvard Uni- 
versity in 1854; received the Degree of LL.B. in 1857. He 
served during the Rebellion in Co. G, 13th Regt. Mass. Vols. ; 
resides in Charlestown. Their children were : 

3478. Mary Cliffordier, b. Aug. 11, 1872. \qi.„;„„ 

3479. Frank Winturop, b. Augr 11, 1872. / ^^^i"^- 



340 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3480. Blanche Townsend, h. Oct. 25, 1873. 

3481. Agnes Phillips, b. July 28, 1875; d. Aug. 12, 1875. 

3482. Elizabeth Hose, h. Juue 5, 1878. 

3483. Roger Hubbard, h. March 4, 1881. 

891-2007. George N. Bigelow, son of William H. and 
Rebecca (Jones) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., Oct. 31, 
1821 ; married, Sept. 12, 1853, Louisa W. Lane, daughter of 
George Lane. He resided in Boston where he was engaged in 
mercantile business. He died in Boston, Sept. 4, 1888. Their 
children were born in Boston : 

3484. George Lane, h. Oct. 6, 1854; d. Oct. 28, 1854. 

3485. George Newell, h. Oct. 5, 1855 ; res. Boston. 

902-2020. Dr. Uriah Gregory Bigelow, son of Dr. Uriah 
G. and Henrietta (Barney) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, 
N. Y., Oct. 2, 1821 ; married, March 6, 1843, Lovina Zimner, 
born Oct. 21, 1818. He was a practising physician and resided 
in Worcester and Albany, N. Y., where he died Feb. 23, 1873. 
Their children were born in Albany : 

3486. Milton Girard, h. Jan. 19, 1845; d. March 18, 1846. 

3487. fJoHN Milton, h. Aug. 22, 1847 ; m. Sara A. Crook. 

3488. Elmina Antoinette, 6. May 11, 1849; d. Nov. 1, 1871; unm. 

3489. Charles Gregory, b. Sept. 21, 1851 ; res. Albany. 

3490. Mary Margaret, b. Dec. 80, 1853; d. Feb. 26, 1*857. 

3491. Uriah Gregory, Jr., b. Feb. 28, 1857; d. Aug. 30, 1857. 

902-2021. Milton B. Bigelow, son of Uriah G. and 
Henrietta (Barney) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, N. Y., 
Feb. 23, 1824, and married, March 24, 1846, Adaline Adelia 
Fursman, born in New York City, March 31, 1826 ; they 
resided in New York City and Boston, Mass., where he was 
engaged in trade ; he died Oct. 24, 1871. Their children were : 

3492. fEoMOND Leslie, /;. in New York City, Aug. 14, 1847 ; m. Anna 

Gertrude Elliot. 

3493. Ada Louisa, b. in Albany, N. Y., April 18, 1850; m. Jan. 25, 1872, 

Frank Benjamin Burt ; res. Evanstou, 111. 

3494. John Fursman, b. in New York City, .July 27, 1852 ; res. Green- 

ville, N. Y. 

3495. Frank Henry, b. in Boston, June 2, 1856; d. May 13, 1858. 
349G. Charles Frederick, b. in Boston, Feb. 28, 1864; res. Greenville. 

903-2023. Cyrus Bigelow, son of Milton and Mary (Shel- 

land) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, N. Y., March 1, 1821 ; 

married, Feb. 8, 1843, Emily A. Robinson, born in Albany, 

N. Y., Feb. 9, 1823 ; they reside in Worcester, N. Y., and have 

one son : 

3497. tScoTT M., h. May 29, 184G; m. Mary E. Van Alstyne. 



GENEALOGY. 341 

906-2029. UuiAH Huntington Bigelow, son of Aborn T. 
and Dorothy Jcnette (Huntington) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1853; married, Nov. 27, 1878, 
Emma Tripp of Middlefield, N. Y. ; they now (1889) reside at 
Albany, N. Y. They had : 

3498. Anna Jenette, b. Dec. 8, 1879. 

916-2031. Isaac A. Bigelow, son of Isaac and Harriet M. 
(Warren) Bigelow, was born in Boston, March 21, 1825 ; mar- 
ried, April 30, 1851, Nell E. Munroe. He died Sept. 5, 1877. 
They had : 

3499. Mary Richmond, h. Nov. 28, 1858 ; d. July 24, 1859. 

3500. Helen Maria, />. Feb. 23, 1860. 

3501. Harriet Lucy, b. April 27, 1862. 

3502. Thomas H., b. July 29, 1864. 
3603. Anthony Alonzo, b. May 3, 1867. 

917-2038. Charles Thomas Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Rebecca A. (Fiske) Bigelow, was born in Weston, Mass., 
July 29, 1833 ; married in Charlestown, July 21, 1864, Josephine 
Francis Williams, born in Boston, Sept. 23, 1848 ; they resided 
in Charlestown, where he died Oct. 30, 1881 ; she is now living 
in Charlestown. They had : 

3504. Nellie F., b. March 10, 1867; d. April 7, 1867. 

3505. Charles, b. Jan., 1871. 

921-2052. Rev. Russell Bigelow, son of Russell and Lucy 
(Sanger) Bigelow, was born in Chesterfield, N. H., Feb. 24, 
1793 ; married, May 29, 1817, Margaret Irwin, born in Kentucky, 
July 21, 1797. He was well known as a prominent Methodist 
minister in the early part of the present century, in the State of 
Ohio. His father removed to Canada where he lived several 
years previous to 1812, when he removed to Ohio. Russell 
Bigelow, Jr., died in Columbus, Ohio, July 1, 1835. His widow 
survived him over thirty years and died in Wadsworth, Ohio, 
Sept. 19, 1867. Their children were: 

3506. Lucy, 6. July 31, 1818; m. Feb. 20, 1838, Joliu M. Armstrong; 

he d. in Wyandotte, Kansas, 1853; slic is now living in 
Wyandotte. 

3507. Mary Jane, b. in Columbus, July 31, 1821; m. Nov. 23, 1843, 

Rev. Thomas J. Pope, b. in Newville, O., April 28, 1818; slie d. 
Aug. 13, 1874. He is a Methodist minister and res. in Cleve- 
land. They had four sons, all Methodist ministers. 



342 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

i. Russell BiGELOAV, b. Oct. 20,1844; m. Nov. 1, 1857, 
Naomi Sperry; she d. Dec. 1, 1869; he m. second, 
Dec. 27, 1875, Mrs. Emma Paul Hudson; res. Cleve- 
land. They had : 

NAOivn, b. Nov. 29, 1868. 
Sperry, b. Nov. 18, 1869. 
Paul Russell, 6. Oct. 27, 1877. 
ii. Peter Parker, b. Oct. 16, 1847; m. Sept. 15, 1870, 
Frances Henry; b. April 9, 1848; d. April 8, 1880; he 
m. second, Jan. 5, 1882, Mary Herbert, ; res. Toledo, O. 
iii. Thomas Jackson, b. Dec. 18, 1849; m. Aug., 1875, Flora 

Norton; 7-es. Grand Rapids, O. 
iv. WiLLLiM BiGELOW, b. July 3, 1857; m. Feb. 1, 1883, 
Anna McCabe ; j-es. Clayton, Mich. 

3508. Jerusha, b. iu Cincinnati, Dec. 31, 1823; m. June 18, 1846, Dr. 

H. W. Owen; she d. in North Fairfield, O., March 5, 1866; 
res. Norwalk, O. 

3509. Martha, 6. in Highland Co., O., Jan. 30, 1826; m. Aug., 1854, 

William Scott; she d. in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sept. 13, 1867. 

3510. Melissa, b. iu Upper Sandusky, 0., March 27. 1828; m. Dec. 26, 

1850, Nathaniel Y. Mefibrd; she d. in Wadsworth, O., Oct. 31, 
1871. 

3511. Russell, b. in Mansfield, O., Dec. 1, 1830; d. May 17, 1841. 

3512. tWiLLLAM Irwin, b. in Columbus, O., May 12, 1833; m. Jane 

Lytle. 

921-2053. Alpheus Bigelow, son of Russell and Lucy 
(Sanger) Bigelow, was born in Chesterfield, N. H., Jan. 27, 
1795 ; married, Jan. 16, 1814, Ursula Case ; born Feb. 8, 1796 ; 
died Oct. 7, 1833. He married second, Dec. 8, 1833, Harriet 
Stark ; born June 3, 1814 ; died May 4, 1840. He married 
third, June 18, 1840, Jane Ann Phillips ; born in Poughkeepsie, 
April 7, 1812; died June 28, 1851. He died in Galena, Sept. 
27, 1849. Their children were : 

3513. DiMMis, b. in Worthingtou, O., Oct. 12, 1814; d. Oct. 12, 1821. 

3514. fRussEL C, b. iu Westmoreland Co., Peun., July 16, 1817; m. 

Hannah Moore. 

3515. Joanna, b. in Milford Centre, 0., May 14, 1820; d. Dec. 6, 1821. 

3516. Julia Ann, b. in Milford Centre, O., May 28, 1822; d. Sept. 5, 

1822. 

3517. fELiPHAZ, b. in Milford Centre, O., Oct. 20, 1823; in. Elizabeth 

Young. 

3518. Dulana, b. in Galena, O., Aug. 7, 1826; d. Feb. 16, 1844. 

3519. Infant, not named, b. and d. July 22, 1828. 

3520. Mary Lucinda, b. in Galena, Oct. 13, 1829; m. March 29, 1852, 

Dr. W. H. Duden; b. March 13, 1830; res. Allerton, Iowa. 
They had : 

i. Flora R., b. March 26, 1853; m. Jan. 1, 1878, W. A. 

Cummings; res. Omaha, Neb. 
ii. Leonora, b. Sept. 9, 1854; res. Allerton, Iowa, 
iii. George E., b. Oct. 11, 1856; m. Sept. 30, 1886, Lydia 

Young ; res. Logan, Kan. 
iv. Dulana, b. Oct. 23, 1858 ; res. Allerton, Iowa. 
V. Sarah Althea, b. Aug. 25, 1860; m. Oct. 14, 1877, W. 
M. Wakefield ; res. Ninnescah, Kan. 



GENEALOGY. 343 

vi. Alpheus B., 1). June 14, 1863; m. Jan. 2, 1887, Anice 

Young; res. AUcrtou, Iowa, 
vii. Charles W., h. Oct. 7, 1805; res. Clio, Iowa, 
viii. EsTUS G., b. Nov. 8, 1868; res. AUcrton, Iowa. 

ix. Emma, b. Jan. 5, 1871 ; d. Feb. 2, 1871. 

3521. Lucy Ann, b. in Galena, Sept. 25, 1833; d. Sept. 8, 1834. 

3522. James S., b. in Galena, March 2, 1835; d. Fel). 5. 1837. 

3523. Bknjamin A., b. in Galena, Dec. 10, 1836; d. Fel). 6, 1837. 

3524. Kebecca Stark, />. in Galena, Jan. 27, 1838; m. March, 1868, 

John S. March of Brooklyn; res. Murphy's, Cal., where shed. 
May 1, 1879; no issue. 

3525. Harriet M., b. in Galena, April 24, 1840; d. Dec. 23, 1840. 

3526. fALPHEUs E., b. in Galena, April 30, 1841 ; m. Emma M. Brooks. 

3527. Hknry Clay, b. in Galena, June 3, 1844; he served in the army 

in the late llebellion, and d. of disease Sept. 28, 1863. 

3528. Thomas Jay, b. in Galeua, Dec. 10, 1847 ; m. Jan. 14, 1869, Harriet 

S. Willment; b. Oct. 31, 1849; res. Mattoou, 111. ; no children. 

921-2057. Eliphaz Bigelow, son of Russell and Lucy 
(Sanger) Bigelow, was born in Franklin Co., Vt., Feb. 15, 
LS02 ; married, Jan. 19, 1824, Miriam McCloud ; born in Cale- 
donia Co., Vt., Dec. 14, 1803. They resided in Milford Centre, 
O., where he died Dec. 2, 1864. She is living in Milford, O. 
They had one son : 

3529. jAlpheus, b. in Union Co., O., Oct. 6, 1827 ; m. Meliuda Converse. 

923-2063. Eliphaz Bigelow, son of Eliphaz and Sarah 
(Cnshing) Bigelow, was born in Putney, Vt., Dec. 23, 1793 ; 
married Deborah Hammond; born in Woodstock, Vt., Feb., 
1793. They resided in Barnard, Vt., where she died Aug. 31, 
. He died April 21, 1860. Their children were : 

3530. Augustus Willard, b. Jan. 13, 1810; m. three times; res. Bar- 

nard, Vt. 

3531. S/VRAH C, b. Jan. 23, 1819; res. Michigan. 

3532. Laura Hammond, b. June 15, 1821 ; m. Jan. 18, 1841, Wing Wal- 

bridge, son of Peter and Amanda (Challee) Walbridge; b. in 
Stafibrd, Conn., June 15, 1818; res. Glastonbury, Conn. They 
had : 

i. George Bigelow, b. April 18, 1844 ; d. in the U. S. 

service at Point of Rocks, Md., July 23, 1864. 
il. Mary L., b. Jan. 18, 1847; m. Nov. 22, 1876, Alvin P. 
Cole, son of Alvin and Sarah (Smith) Cole; b. Nov. 
23, 1837; res. Glastonbury, 
iii. Laura Elizabeth, ft. July 17, 1849; ni. Sept. 6, 1871, 
Henry P. Sexton, son of Harlan and Cornelia (Porter) 
Sexton; b. June 21, 1844; res. Chicopee, Mass. 

3533. MehitableK., b. Aug 23, 1823; res. Barnard. 

3534. Harrison T., b. March 28, 1825; d. March 28, 1846, at sea. 

3535. Arvilla, b. April, 1828 ; res. Illinois. 

3536. Deborah, b. Aug., 1833; res. Westhamptou, Mass. 



344 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

923-2067. Dana Bigelow of Barnard, Vt., son of Eliphaz 
and Sarah (Gushing) Bigelow, was born in Barnard, and mar- 
ried Mary Carver. Resided in Barnard and had six children, of 
whom we have the names of two : 

3537. RussEL, b. 1834; m. first, Jan. 3, 1856, Eliza Marshall; second, 

March 16, 1863, Charlotte L. Gorham ; res. Worcester, Mass. 

3538. Sarah, b. 1838; m. Sept. 9, 1856, Benjamin F. Upham. 

924-2073. Dr. Loren Bigelow, son of Rev. Timothy and 
Polly (Wilson) Bigelow, was born in Williamstown, Vt., Feb. 
22, 1792 ; married Amy Hawkins Oldham of Winchester, N. H. 
He died in Palmyra, O., 1876. Their children were : 

3539. Amy. 

3540. Loken; res. Palmyra, O. 

3541. LoMA. 

3542. Mary. 

3543. Johnson; res. Palmyra. 

3544. Wallace; res. Palmyra. 

925-2079. Israel J. Bigelow, son of Israel and Eunice 
(Kathron) Bigelow, was born in Dummerston, Vt., Oct. 20, 
1794. He was a physician. When he was but a boy his father 
moved to Pennsylvania and settled in Westmoreland Co. He 
afterwards moved to Centre Co., where he died. He married, 
but we do not learn the name of his wife, and had a family, of 
which we have the name of one son. He died 1843. Their son 
was : 

3545. flsRAEL Stover, b. in Westmoreland Co., July 11, 1819; m. 

Margaret Bughman. 

925-2081. Dr. Lebbeus Loomis Bigelow, son of Israel and 
Eunice (Kathron) Bigelow, was born at Ballston Spa, N. Y., 
April 5, 1799. When but a boy his father moved to Centre Co., 
Penn., and Aug. 31, 1820, he married Elizabeth Custer; born 
in Uniontown, Penn., Sept. 13, 1803; died in Bellville, Penn., 
Sept. 29, 1861. He studied medicine and commenced practice 
in Greene Co., Penn. He afterwards removed to Adamsburg, 
Penn., where he was located for over thirty years, and became 
eminent in his profession, and at one time was prominent in 
politics. He was a member of the Reform Convention in 1837, 
which met for the purpose of revising the Constitution of Penn. 
He was elected to the State Legislature in 1851, and was twice 
re-elected. He was well known in the Masonic fraternity, 



GENEALOGY. 345 

having joined the order in 1837, and was a member of the Odd 
Fellows from 1832. He died in Adamsburg, Feb. 10, 1859. 
Their children were : 

3546. A SON, b. Sept. 14, 1821 ; d. aged 36 hours. 

3547. AnCxELINA, b. Nov. 7, 1822 ; d^ Jan. 7, 1823. 

3548. fWiLLiAM G., 5. Dec. 24, 1823; m. Martha "Waderaau. 

3549. JuLiANN, b. Jau. 26, 1826; m. Frederick Blocker; res. Altoona, 

Penn. 

3550. tLEBBEDS L., Jr., b. Oct. 5, 1827; m. Prlscilla Miller; res. 

Parker's Landing, Penn. 

3551. THEOPHrLUS, b. April 29, 1830; d. May 10, 1854, unm. 

3552. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1832; m. John Bulick; res. Tipton. Penn. 

3553. Lydia, b. March 22, 1834; d. April 26, 1855, unm. 

3554. Daniel, b. Aug. 11, 1837. 

3555. Israel, b. Nov. 17, 1839; d. July 9, 1841. 

3556. tELiPHAZ Custer, b. Dec. 17, 1841 ; m. Eve Elizabeth Horton. 

3557. Isaac, b. July 11, 1844; m. Mrs. Mary Shank; res. Tyrone, Penn. 

925-2082. Dr. Daniel K. Bigelow, son of Israel and Eunice 
(Kathron) Bigelow, was born in Ballston Spa, N. Y., March 
22, 1801 ; married, Feb. 7, 1822, Lydia Custer, daughter of 
George and Catherine (Leatherman) Custer ; born in Union- 
town, Penn., April 24, 1806. He was a practicing physician, 
commencing practice in Fayette Co., Penn., removed to Plain 
City, O., where he continued practice ; was the first postmaster 
and held the office until 1848, when he resigned. He died in 
Plain City, 0., Nov. 14, 1854. She died Nov. 10, 1850. Their 
children were : 

3558. George Custer, b. in Adamsburg, Penn., May 19, 1823; d. Aug. 

8, 1825. 

3559. flSRAEL Eliphaz, b. in Adamsburg, June 7, 1825 ; m. Betsey M. 

Smith. 

3560. Catherine Almyra, b. in Adamsburg, Nov. 3, 1827; m. Dec. 24, 

1845, Silas C. Dominy, son of Jeremiali Dominy; b. Sept. 10, 
1823; d. April 3, 1858; she d. March 14, 1864; res. Plain City. 
They had : 

i. Abigail; m. Jan. 11, 1866, C. M. Butt, and had : 
Bessie Irene. 
Gracie Vivian. 
ii. Daniel D. ; m. Irena Beach. Has two daughters, 
iii. Ulalia. 
iv. Jeremiah. 

3561. Daniel Alpheus, b. iu Adamsburg, June 23, 1830; m. Sept. 11, 

1850, Pliebe G. Dominy, daughter of Jeremiah Dominy ; res. 
Riclnvood, 0. 

3562. Lydia Elizabeth, b. iu Madison Co., O., Aug. 11, 1832; d. April 

28, 1846. 

3563. Lebbeus Lummus, b. iu Madison Co., Aug. 18, 1834; m. Dec. 23, 

1855, Emma Beach ; b. Jan. 7, 1837 ; d. Feb. 3, 1869 ; res. Plain 
City. 

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346 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3564. Mary Eunice, b. in Madison Co., Feb. 6, 1837; m. Feb. 22, 1855, 

Steplien Spoouer; b. Marcli 9, 1833; res. Plain City; is a stock 
dealer. Have four daughters and four grandchildren. 

3565. Electa Irena, b. in Plain City, Oct. 16, 1839 ; m. Nov. 4, 1857, 

E. W. Barlow, Jr., ; she d. March 9, 1859 ; res. Plain City. Had 
one daughter : 

i. Cora Irena, b. 1859 ; m. John Hill. 

3566. Nancy Emily, b. Nov. 17, 1841 ; m. June 20, 1877, Ross Mooney ; 

res. Plain City ; is a stock dealer. They have one sou : 
i. Otto. 

3567. William Emmett, b. Nov. 25, 1844; was in the army and was 

killed at the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1862. 

3568. Filmore Custer, b. Jan. 23, 1848; m. April 14, 1875, Anna M. 

Ball ; 6. May 10, 1857 ; res. Danville, 111. 

925-2085. Dr. Eliphaz Bigelow, son of Israel and Eunice 
(Kathron) Bigelow, was born at Ballston Spa, N. Y., Oct. 20, 
1807; married, Oct. 19, 1828, Elizabeth Sucky ; born in Dau- 
phin Co., Penu., Oct. 5, 1809; died Dec. 15, 1836. He mar- 
ried second, Elizabeth Fife ; born July 31, 1817 ; died March 9, 
1846. He married third, Leah Waidman ; born Jan. 24, 1818. 
She is now living at McAlevy's Fort, Penn. He died Oct. 23, 
1868, in Huntingdon Co., Penn. He came to Pennsylvania 
when a boy, studied medicine and commenced practice when but 
eighteen years of age in Dauphin and Centre Counties. In 1832 
he moved to Mifflin Co., and resided there until 1854, when he 
moved to Huntingdon Co., where he died. Their children were : 

3569. Israel M., b. in Dauphin Co., Penn., April 2, 1829; m. Mary 

Young ; res. Huntingdon Co. 

3570. John S., b. in Centre Co., Jan. 5, 1831; m. Catherine Davis; he 

was a physician in Huntingdon and Mifflin Cos. ; d. in Dauphin 
Co. 

3571. Eliphaz W., b. in Mifflin Co., April 25, 1832; d. Oct. 23, 1833. 

3572. Benjamin F., b. in Mifflin Co., March 9, 1834; d. April 21, 1834. 

3573. Mary E., b. in Mifflin Co., Aug. 1, 1838; to. Samuel Johnson; he 

d. 1871; res. Huntingdon Co., Penu. 

3574. Lebbkus S., b. in Mifflin Co., April 3, 1840 ; to. Priscilla Randolph ; 

res. Bellville, Penn. ; was in Co. C, 45th Regt. Penn. Vols., dur- 
ing the war. 

3575. Nancy K., b. in Mifflin Co., Oct. 10, 1841; m. Silas Miller; res. 

Salina, Kansas. 

3576. Lewis A., b. in Mifflin Co., Feb. 19, 1843; m. Mary A. Hoover; 

res. Huntingdon Co. 

3577. James H., b. in Mifflin Co., Sept. 28, 1844 ; m. Sarah J. Cummiugs ; 

he served in the army in Co. C, 45th Regt. Penn. Vols. ; Avas a 
prisoner in Macon and Andersouville prisons seven months; 
he graduated at the university in Philadelphia, and is a practic- 
ing physician iu McAlevy's Fort, Penn. 

3578. Sarah R., b. in Mifflin Co., March 3, 1846; m. Alexander C. 

Hagan; res. Huntingdon Co. 

3579. Jacob W., b. in Mifflin Co., Sept. 13, 1848; res. McAlevy's Fort, 

Penn., unm. 



GENEALOGY. 347 

3580. tBROWN A., b. in Mifflin Co., Sept. 26, 1850; m. Jennie E. Tate; 
res. Bellville, Penn. ; is a graduate of .Teffersou Medical College, 
Pliiladclpliia, 1873 ; is now a practicing physician. 

3681. Barbaha E., b. in Huntingdon Co., April iS, 1854; d. Aug. 13, 
1865. 

3582. Francisco A., b. in Huntingdon Co., Nov. 6, 1856; m. John A. 

Harman. 

925-2089. Timothy C. Bigelow, son of Israel and Eunice 
(Katliron) Bigelow, was born in Lancaster Co., Penn., March 
1, 1819; married, March 22, 1838, Hannah Marshall; born in 
Clark Co., O., March 7, 1819. They resided at Camp Chase, 
O., where he died June 10, 1876. Their children were : 

3583. Franklin, b. June 24, 1839 ; d. Jan. 28, 1840. 

3584. Israel J., b. Sept. 27, 1840; d. Sept. 10, 1841. 

3585. Matilda, b. Dec. 28, 1841; to. Jan. 17, 1861, James Norton; she 

d. March 7, 1861 ; he d. Feb. 26, 1861. 

3586. Melissa J., b. Nov. 14, 1843; m. April 11, 1861, David Martin; 

res. Columbus, O. They had : 
i. Frank C, b. June 7, 1862. 
ii. Lulu May, b. Jan. 13, 1864 ; d. July 7, 1865. 
iii. Hannah Leah, b. Feb. 26, 1866. 

iv. Timothy Lawson, b. March 6, 1870 ; d. July 23, 1873. 
V. Smith Bigelow, b. Oct. 8, 1871. 
vi. Nellie E., b. March 15, 1875. 
3687. Sylvester J., b. Oct. 29, 1845; d. April 15, 1852. 

3588. Cynthia E., b. April 24, 1848; d. Jan. 26, 1861. 

3589. William M., b. July 20, 1850; d. July 10, 1852. 

3590. Medora E., b. June 12, 1852; m. May 24, 1877, David Binns; 

res. Camp Chase, O. They had : 

i. Henry Gibson, b. June 4, 1879. 
ii. Walter Bigelow, b. July 12, 1881. 
iii. Emmitt Clippinger, b. Jan. 9, 1883. 
iv. May Elma, b. Oct. 11, 1886. 

3591. tTLMOTHY L., b. Aug. 27, 1854; to. Mary Helen . 

3592. Smith O., 6. March 30, 1857; d. Jan. 9, 1861. 

3593. Hannah E., b. March 15, 1859; res. Camp Chase. 

3594. Mary E., b. Nov. 14, 1861; d. May 26, 1863. 

933-2097. Timothy Bigelow, son of Timothy and Sally 
(Streeter) Bigelow, was born May 2, 1811. He early moved to 
Erie Co., N. Y., where he married, Dec. 9, 1834, Julia A. 
Edwards; born in New York, March 29, 1819; died Dec. 29, 
1888. They lived at Collins Centre, N. Y., where he kept a 
hotel for several years. In the spring of 1849 he moved to 
Illinois and engaged in farming and stock raising. He now 
resides at Union, 111. They had a large family, of whom we 
have the following names : 

3595. Chauncey. 

3596. Marlin. 

3597. Sabrina. 



348 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3598. Eliza. 

3599. DwiGHT. 

3600. Henry. 

3601. Linda. 

933-2098. Chauncet Bigelow, the youngest son of Timothy 
and Sally (Streeter) Bigelow, was born in New York State, and 
early became an Indian trader in the western part of New York, 
near Buffalo, and married Laura Curtis. When the Indians 
moved farther west he moved to Fon du Lac, Wis., where he 
continued trading with the Indians and was very successful in 
the business. He is now (1888) engaged in mercantile business 
at New Hampton, la. She died Dec. 28, 1887. Their children 
were : 

3602. Louisa ; m. Cleveland Phelps. 

3603. Josephine; m. William Edwards. 

3604. Arthur E. ; res. New Hampton, Iowa. 

938-2099. Justus Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Nancy 
(Rand) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., 1805 ; married 
Olivia Cox, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Williams) Cox. 
Their children were : 

3605. tTHOMAS Ebenezer, h. in Advocate, N. S., Oct. 26, 1826; m. 

Lois Knowlton. 

3606. Anna Elizabeth ; m. Matthew Kerr. 

3607. Julia; m. A. Huntley. 

3608. tWiLLiAM Henry, b. in Advocate, July 25, 1832; m. Margaret 

Davis. 

3609. Olivta; m. S. Weaver. 

3610. tAMASA, b. in Medford, N. S., Sept. 19, 1835; m. Elizabeth 

Fullerton. 

3611. Justus, b. in Cornwallis, N. S., Dec. 9, 1841; m. March 3, 1869, 

Susan Cox, daughter of George and Martha (McCulloch) Cox; 
b. Oct. 31, 1839; res. Kingsport, N. S. ; no issue. 

938-2102. David Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Nancy 
(Rand) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., 1813 ; married, 
1834, Martha Weaver. Resided in Nova Scotia. They had : 

3612. flSAAC Newton, b. May, 1838 ; m. 1863, Emeline . 

938-2103. Ebenezer Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Nancy 
(Rand) Bigelow, was born in Canning, N. S., Jan. 12, 1814; 
married, March 14, 1838, Waity Sanford, born June 19, 1817. 
He early learned the shipbuilders' trade and built his first vessel 
when he was but 19 years of age ; he was one of the first in Nova 
Scotia to draft a vessel, and soon gained an excellent reputation 
as a shipbuilder — his vessels being considered second to none 



GENEALOGY. 349 

on the Atlantic coast. From the time he built his first vessel 
he built one or two every year until he was sixty years of age 
(consisting of ships, barques, schooners and brigs) and then 
retired from active business life. He was a very highly respected 
man, of sterling integrity and unswerving honesty, faithful and 
earnest in all his undertakings. He contributed much to the 
completion of the family history, and was much interested in 
the work. He died at his home in Canning, Aug. 14, 18S9. 
She died Sept., 1889. Their children were born in Canning: 

3G13. Lucy Ann, b. -July 12, 1839; m. Feb. 25, 18G1, George E. 
Huntley; res. Melrose, Mass. 

3614. fJoHN Emerson, b. Feb. 21, 1842; m. June 21, 1862, Hannah 

Blenkhoru. 

3615. Gideon, b. Dec. 23, 1843; m. Aug. 15, 1871, Eliza Sheffield; he 

was a master shipbuilder ; removed to Cal. ; he was killed 
while doing some mechanical work in San Diego, Cal., Jan. 9, 
1886. 

3616. Emma, b. March 27, 1846; m. Nov. 28, 1872, J. Lewis Cox; res. 

Canning, N. S. 

3617. IDavid Henry, b. Feb. 29, 1848; m. Laura Simson. 

3618. Carrie, b. April 13, 1849; in. March 25, 1885, Hiram Coalflect; 

res. Hant's Port, N. S. 

3619. Joseph, b. Nov. 7, 1854; d. May 24, 1860. 

3620. Julia, b. July 5, 1859 ; d. June 27, 1860. 
3G21. Samuel, b. Nov. 29, 1860. 

3622. Daniel, b. July 22, 1863. 

938-2104. Abraham Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and Nancy 
(Rand) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., May 15, 1817; 
married, Dec. 3, 1851, Rachel Maria Tupper, daughter of 
Augustus Tupper, born in Cornwallis, May 15, 1826, died 
June 21, 1868 ; he married second, Sept. 23, 1871, Mrs. Emma 
Terry, daughter of Hiram Reid, born in Horton, N. S., Nov. 22, 
1842 ; they reside in Cornwallis, N. S. Their children were 
born in Cornwallis : 

3623. Mary Anna, &. July 3, 1854 ; m. Oct. 13, 1874, Frank Borden; 

res. Cornwallis. 

3624. G. Whitfield, b. June 20, 1858 ; d. Oct. 20, 1866. 

3625. Endyon Blanche, b. July 14, 1872. 

3626. Nellie Maria, b. July 28, 1874. 

3627. Wilfred Abram, b. Nov. 13, 1877. 

3628. Alice Leda, b. Sept. 18, 1879; d. Sept. 21, 1879. 

939-2105. Amasa Bigelow, son of John and Sarah (Tyrah) 
(Newcomb) Bigelow, was born in Kings Co., N. S., Feb. 17, 
1799 ; married Margaret Woods of Prince Edwards Isle ; they 



350 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

removed to Boston, Mass., where he died 1885. We find the 
following as a part of his family : 

3629. Edward, h. 1825; m. Nov. 2, 1852, Elizabetli York. 

3630. Emma Jane, h. 1842; m. Dec. 10, 1852, John Smith. 

3631. Amasa, h. 1848; d. April 10, 1855. 

939-2111. Gideon Bigelow, son of John and Tyrah 
(Newcomb) Bigelow, was born in Pugwash, N. S., Dec. 27, 
1817; married, Jiily 11, 1844, Caroline Eaton, born Nov. 20, 
1821 ; they reside in Centreville, N. S. Their children were 
born in Pugwash : 

3632. Edith, b. May 11, 1845; m. Jan. 1, 1870, James Williams; res. 

East Boston, Mass. 

3633. George, h. Marcli 13, 1847; d. June 16, 1847, in Pugwash. 

3634. Edgar C., h. Dec. 30, 1849; m. Jennie Blakely; res. Carson City, 

Nevada. 

3635. Jacob, h. Nov. 24, 1854; d. May 16, 1880; unm.\ res. Oakland, 

Cal. 

3636. Clarence, b. March 4, 1857; res. Chico, Butte Co., Cal. 

3637. Clinton, b. Nov. 16, 1861; m. June 7, 1883, Mary J. Matterson; 

res. Centreville, N. S. 

940-211.5. William J. Bigelow, son of Daniel and Emma 
(Johnston) Bigelow, was born in Horton, N. S., Oct.. 23, 1806 ; 
married, 1834, Sarah M. Whitman ; they reside at Cape Canso ; 
she died April 4, 1861. Their children were : 

3638. fJAMES W., b. 1835; m. Sarah A. Payzant. 
3638^. Sarah S., b. July 8, 1836; d. April 23, 1849. 

3639. Emma Johnston, b. Aug. 28, 1838; m. Jan. 5, 1860, Thomas 

Cutler Cook ; res. Cape Canso. 
3639i. Hannah W., b. Dec. 31, 1840; d. Jan. 7, 1842. 

3640. Parmelia, b. Jan. 25, 1842; m. Rev. Joseph H. Kemptou; res. 

Freeport. 

3641. t Abraham W., b. Nov. 5, 1843; m. Emma Wylde. 

3642. Sarah A., ?>. Jan. 17, 1850; m. Sept. 12, 1872, Rev. James W. 

Manning ; res. Halifax, N. S. 

941-2117. Gideon O. Bigelow, son of Reuben and Lavinia 
(Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., July 11, 
1805 ; married Harriet Cunningham of Antigonish, N. S. ; he 
died. They had : 

3643. Osborne, b. in Nova Scotia; m. a Southern lady; res. near 

Memphis, Tcnn. 

3644. Wesley, b. in Nova Scotia ; d. in New York about 1875. 

3645. Jerusha E., b. about 1837; m. William Skelton; res. Grass 

Valley, Cal. 

3646. Harriet; m. Mr. Hart; she res. Halifax, N. S. 

941-2118. Charles S. Bigelow son of Reuben and Lavinia 
(Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Cornwallis, N. S., Feb. 6, 



GENEALOGY. 351 

1807; married, July 12, 1847, Tryphena Marsters of Newport, 
N. S., born Feb. 20, 1822 ; died in Antigonish, March 30, 1862 ; 
they resided in Antigonish, N. S. Their children were born in 
that town : 

3647. Sarah Lavinia, i^. April 30, 1848; d. Sept. 12, 1850. 

3648. Arthur Marsters, h. Jan. 26, 1850; d. Aug. 13, 1809. He 

graduated at Arcadia College 1866, with high honors; com- 
menced teaching school and died at the age of 19. 
3G49. tCHARLES Reuben, ft. July 6, 1853; m. Theresa Gottschaly. 

3650. Alice Amelia, ft. April 15, 1855; res. Antigonish, N. S. 

3651. Florence Eveline, ft. April 9, 1857; m. June 14, 1881, William 

Gray Cunningham, son of Alexander M. and Maria Cunning- 
ham ; res. Antigonish, N. S. They have : 
i. Arthur Ernest, ft. April 8, 1882. 
ii. Ethel Tryi'HENa, ft. May 3, 1884. 

3652. Mary Graham, ft. Feb. 23, 1859; d. July 29, 1859. 

941-2121. S. William Bigelow, son of Reuben and Lavinia 
(Skiuner) Bigelow, was born in Antigonish, N. S., Aug. 28, 
1813 ; married in Roxbury, Mass., April 29, 1852, Ruth 
Whitman; they resided some years in Greenpoint, N. Y., then 
moved to Glastonbury, Conn., where he bought a farm and 
lived a few years, and died Jan. 26, 1884, aged 71 years. Their 
children were : 

3653. tREUBEN "Whitman, ft. April 6, 1853; m. Ida Lyons. 

3654. William Franklin ; m. ; res. Passaic, N. J. 

3655. George. 

941-2122. Daniel B. Bigelow, son of Reuben and Lavinia 
(Skinner) Bigelow, born in Antigonish, N. S., Aug. 29, 1815; 
married Frances Smith ; he moved to California, and afterwards 
to Kansas ; he had a large family of whom we have no account. 

941-2124. Edward M. Bigelow, son of Reuben and Lavinia 
(Skinner) Bigelow, was born in Antigonish, N. S., Nov. 14, 
1819 ; married Mary Steel. He came to the States and settled in 
Pittsburg, Pa. He died Sept. 17, 1855. She died Nov. 6, 1886. 
Their children were : 

3656. Thomas Steel, ft. in Pittsburg, Pa. ; a lawyer in Pittsburg. 

3657. Mary Lavinia, ft. in Pittsburg. 

3658. Edward Manning, ft. in Pittsburg ; m. Mary Peabody ; res. Pitts- 

burg. 

3659. Virginia Clay, 6. in Pittsburg ; m. Albert L. Schultz. 

3660. Elizabeth Magee, ft. in Pittsburg ; m. Henry H. Woods. 

947-2131. Benjamin Bigelow, son of Isaac and Lavinia 
(Loomis) Bigelow, was born in Nova Scotia, Jan. 14, 1824. 



352 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

He moved with his father to "Wisconsin in 1835. About 1845 
he moved to Rochester, N. Y., and learned the gunsmith's trade. 
In 1849 he went to California around Cape Horn, being one hun- 
dred and ninety-three days out, and settled in Marysville City, 
where he was engaged many years in the gunsmith business. 
He married first, Elizabeth Martin ; she died 1856. He married 
second, Mrs. Randall. He died in Marysville, Cal., Oct. 23, 
1888. 

947-2136. Gideon L. Bigelow, son of Isaac and Lavinia 
(Loomis) Bigelow, was born in Mequon, Wis., April 4, 1837; 
married, July 12, 1863, Harriet L. Loomer ; born in Cambridge- 
port, Mass., June 1, 1840. When 16 years of age, he went to 
Rochester, N. Y., to learn the gunsmith's trade, and later re- 
turned home and attended Wayland University at Beaver Dam, 
Wis., and in 1867 moved to Tomah, Wis. In 1873 moved to 
San Francisco and is now located at San Jose, Cal., where he is 
engaged in the sewing machine business. Their children were : 

3661. Edwin Harvey, b. in Lincoln, Wis., April 26, 1867; d. Oct. 18, 

1872. 

3662. Orville Herbert, b. in Tomah, Wis., April 9, 1869. 

3663. Mary Josephine, b. in Tomah, Sept. 13, 1870; m. William S. 

Gardner ; res. San Francisco. 

3664. Lola Edith, b. in San Jose, Cal., July 17, 1878; d. Jan. 2, 1884. 

953-2138. Franklin Bigelow, son of Elisha and Rhoda 
(Goddard) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Yt., July 21, 1798. 
He moved to Troy, Walworth Co., Wis., in the spring of 1838, 
and settled on a farm. He married, May 22, 1826, Laura 
Perkins, daughter of William and Polly (Bigelow) Perkins ; 
born in Reading, Vt., Nov. 30, 1802; died in Wis., Oct. 28, 
1843. He died Aug. 9, 1852 ; no issue. 

953-2141. Crtton Bigelow, son of Elisha and Rhoda (God- 
dard) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., May 17, 1804; mar- 
ried, June 5, 1834, Rosanna R. Cobb ; born in Windsor Co., Vt., 
Feb. 10, 1816 ; died in Wisconsin, May, 1852. He emigrated 
to Wisconsin about 1838, where he settled in Little Prairie, Wal- 
worth Co. He died Sept. 11, 1846. Their children were : 

3665. Horatio Nelson, b. in Reading, March 10, 1835; m. Dora Wool- 

sey, 1868 ; res. West Union, Iowa. Has one daughter. 

3666. Melinda Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1838; m. 1858, Sheldon P. Woolsey ; 

res. La Crosse, Wis. Have two children, sou and daughter. 

3667. Francis A., b. in Little Prairie, Julv 22, 1840; m. Sept. 26, 1867, 

Julia C. Newton ; b. March 10, 1847 ; d. July 31, 1869. Has one 
daughter ; res. La Crosse. 



GENEALOGY. 353 

3668. Lauka J., /). Dec. 22, 1842; m. 1858, Rensselaer Paine; he d. 

May, 18G2 ; res. Arcadia, Wis. She has three sons and one 
danyhter. 

3669. VOLNEY A., h. Sept. 9, 1843; m. Dec. 20, 1866, Letitia Brookliss; 

res. La Crosse, Wis. Has three sons and one daughter. 

953-2142. Ferrand Bigelow, son of Elisha and Rhoda (God- 
dard) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., Sept. 13, 1808 ; mar- 
ried, Oct. 16, 1836, Caroline M. Hibbard ; born Oct. 15, 1812. 
They moved to Eagle, Waukasha Co., Wis., in the fall of 1837, 
and settled on a farm. She died Oct. 16, 1886. He died Dec, 
1886. Their children were : 

3670. William. 

3671. Elverton. 

954-2145. Milton Bigelow, son of Joseph and Sabra (Mer- 
rill) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., Oct. 1, 1806 ; married, 
Feb. 26, 1829, Adeline Morse ; born in Reading, Feb. 15, 1812 ; 
died June 8, 1848, in Reading. He moved to Grundy Centre, 
Iowa, where he died Jan. 13, 1885. Their children were : 

8672. Sarah L., b. in Reading-, Vt., Jan. 1, 1833; to. May 22, 1850, Dan- 
iel M. Fay; b. in Reading, April 19, 1830; d. in Grundy Centre, 
Iowa, Jan 7, 1882 ; she is now living. They had : 

i. Sarah J. A., b. in Sherburne, Vt., March 23, 1851 ; m. 

Simon Roby; res. Elgin, Nebraska, 
ii. ViROQUA, O., b. in Sherburne, May 14, 1853; m. George 

F. Castle; she d. in Grundy Centre, Aug. 17, 1876. 
iii. Charles H., ?;. in Baileyville, 111., Sept. 24, 1855; in. 

April 27, 1879, Lydia J. Wass; res. Elgin, Neb. 
iv. Hattie N., b. in Baileyville, June 19, 1857; m. Nov. 20, 

1881, Alexander P. Colvin; res. Grundy Centre. 
V. Anita L., 6. in Grundy Centre, Iowa, Jan. 15, 1876. 

3673. fLiNDSEY M., b. in Reading, Vt., Aug. 28, 1841; m. Sarah J. 

Barron. 

958-2150. Norman C. Bigelow, son of Jared and Lucinda 
(Hapgood) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., Jan. 16, 1819; 
married, April 20, 1845, Betsey Smith, daughter of James 
Smith ; born Jan. 30, 1826. They resided in Cavendish, Vt. 
Their children were : 

3674. Frank Lander, b. Oct. 16, 1864. 

3675. Sarah Is.tBEL, b, Sept. 13, 1867. 

983-2156. William Bigelow, son of David and Lois Bige- 
low, was born in Athol, Mass., Jan. 21, 1780, married Elizabeth 
Mayuard. They resided in Athol, Mass. He died Jan. 22, 
1827. Their children were : 

3676. tCHARLES William, b. Jan. 15, 1810; in. Sarah Ann Whitney. 

43 



354 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3677. Mary Ann, b. March 10, 1812. 

3678. Abigail, b. July 26, 1814. 

3679. Betsey Almika, b. Feb. 6, 1818. 

3680. Harriet Maria, b. April 17, 1820. 

3681. fGEORGE Allen, h. Nov. 1, 1823; m. Lydia T. . 

983-2159. Abel Bigelow, son of David and Lois Bigelow, 
was born in Athol, Mass., May 29, 1787; married, April 11, 
1816, Hannah Batchelor of Athol. They resided in Athol. 
She died Dec. 30, 1827, He married second, Eunice Sawtelle, 
daughter of Richard Sawtelle. He died Oct. 7, 1841. She died 
Jan. 11, 1861, aged 61 years. Their children were: 

3682. Esther, b. March 8, 1817; d. Feb. 27, 1820. 

3683. Fanny, h. Jan. 4, 1819; m. April 13, 1842, Leonard C. Fuller of 

Athol, Mass. 

3684. Esther, b. Nov. 27, 1821 ; m. June 27, 1843, Sylvester Sawyer of 

Royalston, Mass. 

3685. Hannah Lucena, b. Aug. 25, 1825 ; d. July 2, 1844. | Twins 

3686. Hannah Lucinda, b. Aug. 25, 1825. J 

3687. William, b. Dec. 24, 1827 ; d. March 26, 1844. 

3688. llowENA Ellinwood, b. Jan. 27, 1830; d. June 22, 1845. 

3689. Richard Sawtelle, b. Nov. 7, 1831; d. Dec. 31, 1860; unm. 

3690. Henry A., b. Feb. 10, 1834; d. June 25, 1859; unm. 

3691. Sarah E., b. Aug. 22, 1836. 

3692. Solon, b. Nov. 29, 1838; d. Dec. 5, 1841. 

983-2163. Daniel Bigelow, son of David and Lois (Taylor) 
Bigelow, was born in Athol, Mass., June 8, 1800; married, 
April 29, 1827, Hannah Stockwell, born in Phillipston, Nov. 7, 
1799 ; died in Athol, Aug. 12, 1849 ; he married secoud, 
Sept. 15, 1850, Elvira Stockwell, born in Phillipston, Feb. 2, 
1802 ; died in Athol, Feb. 4, 1872 ; he married third, Aug. 22, 
1872, Dorothy E. Grout, born in Stratton, Vt., Oct 14, 1818; 
they now (1889) reside in Athol. His children were born in 
Athol : 

3693. tELMER S., 6. April, 1828; m. Jane E. Lewis. 

3694. Merrill, 6. Jan. 11, 1836; d. Jan. 11, 1837. 

3695. Sarah C. ; m. Daniel Johnson. 

988-2164. Levi Bigelow, son of Joseph and Annis (Pike) 
Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Jan. 23, 1796 ; married, 
April 3, 1828, Tabitha Maynard ; they resided in Rutland, 
Mass., where he died July 10, 1863 ; she died in the same place 
Aug. 11, 1877, aged 75 years, 20 days. Their children were : 

3696. Juliana Hardy, 6. Oct. 1, 1830; m. Dec. 20, 1848, Joseph M. 

Skinner. 

3697. Harriet Augusta, b. Aug. 27, 1832; m. Willard Parker of 

Princeton, Mass. ; she d. March 10, 1874, in "Worcester. He d. 
Dec. 23, 1871. 




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GENEALOGY. 355 

3G98. Lois Rebecca, h. March 31, 1836; m. Henry Davis of Princeton. 

Thov had two children. 
3099. tEDWARD, b. Feb. 29, 1840; to. Louisa A. Brigham. 

988-2170. J. Warren Bigelow, son of Joseph and Bathsheba 
(Reed) Bigelow, was born in Rutland, Mass., May 25, 1808 ; 
married. May 1, 1838, Sarah Temple. He commenced life by 
teaching in the winter of 1827-8, and for thirty years was 
employed in the public schools of Rutland and vicinity. He 
was especially interested in the cause of education, and was a 
member of the School Committee in the town of Rutland from 
1833 to 1877, a period of forty-four years. In 1862, he was 
elected one of the County Commissioners for Worcester Co., 
which office he held until 1877. He lived on the old homestead 
until 1867, when he sold the farm, and moved into the centre of 
the town, where he is now living a retired life. Their children 
were born in Rutland : 

3700. Oella Louisa, b. Feb. 7, 1839; m. May 29, 1861, Menzies R, 

Moulton, b. in Monson, Mass., Feb., 1832; res. Rutland; she d. 
Sept. 25, 1876. 

3701. Helen Hannah, b. May 15, 1843; m. Jan. 21, 1864, Guilford 

Welch, b. in Bolton, 1833; d. in Rutland, Oct., 1870. 

3702. Warren Eugene, b. June 27, 1848; d. Dec. 5, 1848. 

3703. fALVAH Warren, b. Jan. 24, 1850 ; m. Nellie J. Parker. 

3704. Aveline Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1852. 

989-2177. Andrew P. Bigelow, son of John and Polly 
(Hayward) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., Nov. 17, 
1804; married, Feb., 1832, Mary E. Gibbs, born in Livermore, 
1811; died Aug. 14, 1884; they resided in Livermore. Their 
children were : 

3705. tCHARLES E., 6. in Livermore, March 25, 1835; ?)i. Adelaide S. 

Lamson. 

3706. Martha Brooks, b. in Livermore, July 26, 1841 ; to. 1861, Lewis 

Wing; res. Skowhegan, Me. They had: 

i. Sue M., 6. ^in Wayne, Me., Nov., 1862; m. Sept. 29, 
1885, John C. Griffin; res. Slvowhegau. 

989-2178. John W. Bigelow, son of John and Polly 
(Hayward) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., July 15, 
1807; married, Nov. 2, 1831, Osca Bradford, daughter of 
Dr. Benjamin and Martha (Bisber) Bradford, born in Liver- 
more, April 6, 1811; died Feb. 6, 1881. He died Feb. 26, 
1856. Their children were born in Livermore : 

3707. Benjamin Rush, b. Jan. 19, 1833 ; d. July 3, 1856. 

3708. tHAYDEN, b. July 9, 1836; to. Nancy J. Carver. 



356 THE BIGELOW FAMrLY. 

3709. Seth B., b. Sept. 7, 1838; d. July 7, 1856. 

3710. Caroline Shaw, b. Nov. 13, 1840; d. Aug. 10, 1856. 

3711. fJoHN Warren, b. Jan. 29, 1843; m. Fauuie M. Dillingham. 

3712. tFRANKLiN B., b. May 29, 1845; m. Alice B. Raynes. 

3713. OscA B., b. Jan. 2, 1848; ra. Dec. 23, 1881, Thomas M. Pratt, b. 

May 25, 1845; res. Fayette, Me. They had : 
i. Warren Bigelow, b. June 30, 1883. 
ii. Harold B., b. Sept. 22, 1884. 
iii. Irma L., b. March 3, 1886. 

989-2179. Joel H. Bigelow, son of John and Polly 
(Hayward) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Jan. 12, 1810 ; 
married, Nov. 2, 1835, Caroline S. Bradford, daughter of 
Dr. Benjamin and Martha (Bisber) Bradford, born in Liver- 
more, May 4, 1815, died Nov. 14, 1837 ; he married second, 
March 15, 1843, Hannah Lunt, daughter of James and Mercy 
(Coolidge) Lunt, born in Peru, Me., April 25, 1812 ; they 
resided in Livermore, where he died Aug. 5, 1885 ; she died 
Oct. 7, 1887. Their children were : 

3714. Caroline Bradford, b. Feb. 10, 1845; m. July 8, 1872, Rev. 

Abraham W. Jackson, son of Roger P. Jackson, b. in Portland, 
April 7, 1842 ; res. Santa Barlmra, Cal. They had : 
i. Howard Bigelow, b. Sept. 27, 1874. 
ii. Francis T., b. April 17, 1876. 
iii. Ruth Caroline, b. July 15, 1881. 

3715. Ella W., b. Feb. 23, 1847; res. Livermore. 

989-2180. Leander F. Bigelow, son of John and Polly 
(Hayward) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., Jan. 5, 1812 ; 
married, Jan., 1838, Abigail P. Whitney, daughter of James 
and Ann (Gibbs) Whitney, born in Canton, Me., July 7, 1821 ; 
died May 7, 1869 ; they resided in Livermore. Their children 
were : 

3716. Betsey G., b. June 11, 1842; m. Aug. 19, 1869, George Q. 

Gammon, b. Jan. 11, 1842; res. Livermore. They had: 
i. Charles W., b. in Augusta, Kan., Jan. 25, 1876. 
ii. George Marl, b. in Livermore, Jan. 27, 1882. 

3717. Abbie A., b. Oct. 9, 1844; m. Feb. 15, 1870, Emerson E. Coding, 

b. Jan. 25, 1845; res. Livermore. They liad : 
i. Eugene Bigelow, b. Nov. 3, 1875. 

994-2186. WiNTHROP Bigelow, son of William and Mary 
(Livermore) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 
1800; married in Boston, June 5, 1831, Nancy Donovan; they 
resided in Boston for many years; he died in Paxton, Mass., 
March 15, 1860. Their children were born in Boston : 

3718. John W., b. Oct. 1, 1832; to. July 24, 1866, Eunice S. Morse. 

3719. George W., b. Nov. 10, 1834. 



GENEALOGY. 357 

3720. Eliza R., h. Dec. 27, 1836; m. Sept. 27, 1854, Artemas W. Taylor. 

3721. Adaline, b. May, 1848; m. Aug. 11, 1862, Charles H. Monroe of 

Speucer, Mass. 

995-21H7. William H. Bigelow, son of Elisha and Mary 
Bigelow, was born in Fittsfield, Vt., April 11, 1799; married, 
March 30, 1817, in Oxford, Mass., Sarah F. Gibbs, daughter 
of Isaac and Mary Gibbs, born June 3, 1799 ; she died in 
Webster, Mass., Feb. 27, 1864 ; they resided in Webster. Their 
children were : 

3722. William Henry, b. in Oxford, Mass., July 0, 1817 ; d. Aug., 1836. 

3723. Julia Augusta, ?^ in Oxford, June 2, 1820; m. Nov. 30, 1839, 

William H. Tlmrston of Oxford. They had : 
i. William H., b. Dec. 25, 1840. 
ii. Eugene, b. April 2, 1858. 

3724. Sarah Maria, b. in Oxford, Nov. 13, 1823 ; m. Nov. 19, 1840 

Rnfus Rawson of Webster. 

3725. fELiSHA NONY, b. in Dudley, Mass., March 21, 1825; m. Angeline 

Logan. 

3726. ITheodore Fisk, b. in Leicester, Mass., April 2, 1827; m. Matilda 

Hodges. 

3727. Edwin W., b. in Oxford, July 9, 1829. 

3728. Mary Jane, b. in Oxford, Aug. 5, 1831. 

3729. Ann Sophia, b. in Dudley, Jan. 17, 1834; to. Sept. 20, 1854, Simon 

D. Sibley. 

3730. fJuLius W., b. in Oxford, May 5, 1836; m Azubah . 

3731. Emily F., b. in Webster. Mass., July 1, 1839. 

3732. Ellen A., b. in Webster, Sept. 17, 1841; to. June 19, 1865, George 

D. Knox of Washington, D. C. 

995-2188. Charles N. Bigelow, son of Elisha and Mary 
Bigelow, was born in Guilford, Vt., Feb. 3, 1802 ; married Orrell 
Talbot. They resided in Webster, Mass., where he died June 
11, 1853. She married second, July 6, 1858, Milton George. 
Their children were : 

3733. fJosEPH R. ; m. Oct. 31, 1851, Phebe Ann Brown. 

3734. tJAMES T. ; m. Sept. 16, 1855, Sybil Ann Whitney. 

3735. Sarah H. ; m. Dec. 24, 1863, Erastus Blackmer; res. Woodstock, 

Conn. 

3736. tOwEN Augustus, b. June 2, 1847 ; to. Hattie Moore. 

995-2190. Augustus E. Bigelow, son of Elisha and Mary 
Bigelow, was born in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 18, 1808 ; married, 
Sept. 12, 1830, Abigail Edes ; born in Needham, Mass., June 7, 
1808 ; died in Chicopee, Mass., Nov. 3, 1856. He died in Phil- 
lipston, Mass., June 16, 1885. Their children were : 

3737. Augustus E., b. in Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 9, 1831; m. Janette 

Allen. 

3738. Ar\tlla A., 6. in Brookfleld, Mass., Oct. 15, 1835; to. Oct. 9, 

1856, Nathan B. Hoitt; she d. in Foxborough, Aug. 19, 1879. 



358 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3739. Oliver E., h. in Worcester, March 30, 1838; m. Nov. 29, 1866, 

Anna D. Galls ; res. San Francisco, Cal. 

3740. Charles C, h. in PhiUipston, May 16, 1841; m. July 3, 1859, 

Selena O'Connor; res. Providence, R. I. 

3741. Harriet E., b. in PhiUipston, Dec. 11, 1843; d. in Holyoke, Feb. 

19, 1852. 

3742. tWiLLiAM H., h. in PhiUipston, July 10, 1845; m. Mary E. Derby. 

3743. J. Lewis, h. in Holden, Mass., AprU 28, 1847; res. FaU Eiver, 

Mass. 

3744. Harrietta C, h. in Holyoke, Mass., Jan. 8, 1851; m. June 20, 

1877, James M. Brown; res. PhiUipston, Mass. 

1005-2208. Eustace C. Bigelow, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Follansbee) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, Mass., May 25, 
1831 ; married, Jan. 1, 1852, Eliza J. Drake of Foxborough, 
Mass. They reside in Boston. 

1006-2211. John Bigelow, sou of Isaac and Nancy (Josselyn) 
Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., Dec. 12, 1810 ; married, 
1837, Anna Dean Thorndyke, born in Boston, March 4, 1815 ; 
died in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 16, 1881. He was in the service 
of the Christian Commission during the late war. Their children 
were : 

3745. Waldo Orville, h. in Framingham, Mass., June 30,1838; m. 

Dec. 15, 1864, Mary L. Phillips; b. in Annapolis, Md., 1846; d. 
Nov. 25, 1880; I'es. Annapolis, Md. 

3746. Emma Garaphelia, 6. in Templeton, Mass., July 10, 1843; m. 

June 24, 1860, George Dana Lamb; b. in Wilmington, Vt. ; res. 
New Haven, Conn. They had : 

i. Anna Preston. 

ii. Eva Bigelow. 

iii. George B. B. 

1006-2215. David Bigelow, son of Isaac and Nancy (Josse- 
lyn) Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., July 5, 1822 ; 
married, Sept. 27, 1846, Mary S. Smith. Resided in Roxbury, 
Mass. He died April 6, 1862. Their children were ; 

3747. tWALTER S., b. Feb. 25, 1850; m. Nellie Thompson. 

3748. Ella A., b. Dec. 31, 1851; m. April 17, 1872, Alfred H. Howe of 

Roxbury. They have : 
i. Irving Bigelow. 
ii. Ernest W. 
iii. Florence H. 

1008-2219. Perkins Bigelow, son of Nathaniel and Cath- 
erine (Tyler) Bigelow, was born iu Marlborough, N. H., Nov. 
11, 1814; married, Oct. 11, 1844, Anna M. Palmer of Cincin- 
nati, O. ; born Nov. 2, 1827. They reside in Mansfield, Ohio. 
Their children are : 

3749. Kate, b. in Mansfield, Sept. 22, 1847 ; m. Oct., 1877, W. A. Noble; 

res. Akron, Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 359 

3750. Nathaniel Perkins, b. in Manslield, Oct. 31, 1862; res. Mansfield. 

1008-2221. Joseph T. Bigelow, son of Nathaniel and Cath- 
erine (Tyler) Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., Sept. 15, 
1819 ; married Mary C. Barker. Resides in Jaffrey, N. H. 
Their children were : 

3751. Caurik, b. Aug. 21, 1855. 

3752. George A., b. Aui?. 2r,, 1857. 

3753. Jane M., b. July 28, 1867. 

1011-2224. George W. Bigelow, son of Dexter and Lydia 
(Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Framiugham, Mass., Oct. 31, 
1824; married, Sept. 4, 1850, Grace Crosby Hoyt, daughter of 
Enos and Grace R. (Crosby) Hoyt; born in Northfield, N. H., 
July 23, 1831. They reside in P^amingham. Their children 
were : 

3754. George Dexter, b. Sept. 7, 1851 ; res. Framiugham. 

3755. Enos Hoyt, b. May 5, 1855; is a physician in Framiugham. 

3756. Elizabeth Grace, b. April 1, 1857. 

3757. Arthur Wentworth, b. Sept. 29, 1862 ; d. May 20, 1864. 

3758. Fanny Louise, b. Jan. 22, 1871. 

1014-2229. Jonathan B. Bigelow, son of Jonathan and 
Susanna (Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., April 
12, 1800; married Relief Newhall. They resided in Conway 
until 1841, when he moved to Stowe, Vt., where he died Sept., 
1879. She is still living in Stowe, Vt. Their children were : 

3759. t Jonathan, b. Jau. 1, 1825; m. Sarah Brooks. 

3760. Eliza Ann, b. April 23, 1826; m. Rev. E. C. Parsons; res. Lyons, 

Wis. They had : 

i. Addie W. 

ii. Grace A. 

3761. LuRANA Newcomb, b. Sept. 7, 1827; m. James F. Almy; res. 

Salem, Mass., where she d. April 4, 1880. They had : 

i. Helen Julia; m. 1886, Frank R. Butler; res. Berlin, 
Prussia. 

3762. Martha Ann Page, b. Nov. 7, 1829 ; m. Rev. Payson W. Peter- 

son; res. Elkhorn, Wis. They had: 
i. Mary Bigelow. 
ii. Charles Harrington. . 
iii. William Ant)rew. 
iv. Payson Wells, Jr. 
V. Annie Pearl. 
vi. Sarah Lurana. 

3763. IEliakim, b. June 18, 1831 ; m. Jane Handy. 

3764. fPHiNEAS Newell, b. Sept. 27, 1832; m. Charlotte Munn. 

3765. JEdwin Ruthven, b. March 14, 1837; m. Celestia E. Comstock. 

3766. tiRA Hudson, b. Dec. 19, 1839; m. Augusta Fisher. 

3767. fWALTER King, b. in Stowe, Vt., Dec. 28, 1841; m. Amelia W. 

Merrill. 

3768. Alvah H., b. in Stowe, June 20, 1843; res. Salem, Mass. unm. 



360 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1014-2234. Samuel Bigelow, son of Jonathan and Susanna 
(Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Aug. 22, 1807 ; 
married, April 16, 1836, Anna Jane Brooks, daughter of Samuel 
Brooks; born in Brighton, Mass., Dec. 12, 1812; died March 
12, 1883. He was a lawyer by profession and resided in Boston. 
Their children were : 

3769. George Brooks, b. April 30, 1836; m. June 2, 1869, Clara P. 

Bean; b. March 26, 1847; res. Boston; a lawyer of considerable 
practice in Boston. 

3770. tSAMUEL Augustus, b. Nov. 26, 1838 ; m. Ella H. Bro-wn. 

3771. t-JoHN, b. Feb. 4, 1841 ; was in the service during the late Rebel- 

lion; enlisting in 2nd Battery Light Art. Mass. Vols., as First 
Lieut. July 31, 1861; resigned Dec. 18, 1861; commissioned as 
Capt. in 9th Battery Mass. Vols., Feb. 11, 1863, and was in com- 
mand of the Battery at the battle of Gettysburg, where he was 
severely w'ounded, being in the thickest of the light ; at Little 
Round Top where they lost their guns, but took them from the 
enemy again the same day, and served them through the war; 
Capt. Bigelow did valiant service during his terra of service and 
was discharged Dec. 16, 1864; received the title of Bi'cvet 
Major ; he now res. Philadelphia, Pa. 

3772. Anna Jane, b. Nov. 2, 1842; res. Boston. 

3773. Charles, 6. March 9, 1845; res. Woonsocket, R. I. 

3774. William Lawrence, 5. Sept. 6, 1846; m. Feb. 28, 1885, Ella C. 

Morrison, res. Minneapolis, Minn. 

3775. FiiANK Herbert, b. Nov. 30, 1857. 

1014-2236. Harvey Bigelow, son of Jonathan and Susanna 
(Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Aug. 25, 1810 ; 
married Sarah J. Bigelow, daughter of Silas Bigelow of Phelps, 
N. Y. They resided in Conway, where she died Jan. 29, 1843. 
He died Oct. 7, 1874, aged 64 years. Their children were : 

3776. Harvey Willard, b. Feb. 25, 1834; d. Feb. 25, 1874. 

3777. fHuBBARD, b. May 16, 1836; m. Mary J. Bates. 

3778. Moses, b. Feb. 22, 1840. 

3779. Daughter, b. 1843; d. Sept. 9, 1859. 

1015-2244. Samuel Silas Bigelow, son of Silas and Anna 
(Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Phelps, N. Y. His father 
dying when he was quite young, Samuel Brooks of Brighton, 
Mass., was appointed his guardian, and he was brought up at 
Brighton. He married his cousin. Electa Bigelow, daughter of 
Samuel and Electa (Wilder) Bigelow. Their child was : 

3780. t-A-USTiN, b. in Conway, Mass., Sept. 8, 1840; m. Sarah E. Davis. 

1020-2249. Silas Bigelow, son of Samuel and Electa 
(Wilder) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., April 25, 1820 ; 
married, Oct. 25, 1840, Jane E. Tower, daughter of Luther and 



GENEALOGY. 361 

Sarah (Reed) Tower; born in Curamington, Mass., May 19, 
1829. They now reside in Buckland, Mass. Their children 
were : 

3781. Edwin S., b. June 6, 1840; d. June 9, 1840. 

3782. Ejima Jane, />. in Conway, Jan. 12, 1850; m. March 3, 1869, 

William S. Williams, son of Edwin and Eliza Williams of Ash- 
fleld; /). April 3, 1849. 

3783. Sarah Electa, b. Jan. 17, 1852; m. March 3, 1869, Homer E. 

Dodge, sou of Silas and Adaline Dodge of Hawley, Mass. ; b. 
Dec. 25, 1848; res. Buckland, Mass. 

1020-2252. William Bigelow, son of Samuel and Electa 
(AVilder) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., June 16, 1827 ; 
married, Sept. 17, 1850, S. Louisa Puffer, daughter of Jacob 
and Dorothy (Gibson) Puffer; born in Leominster, Mass., 
April 4, 1827. They resided in Conway, where he died Dec. 
27, 1865. She is now living in Chelsea, Mass. Their children 
were : 

3784. fWiLLiE Franiclin, b. in Leominster, July 13, 1851 ; m. Frances 

Elizabeth Hamilton ; res. Chelsea. 

3785. Flora Electa, b. in Conway, July 22, 1857. 

1020-2253. Franklin Bigelow, son of Samuel and Electa 
(Wilder) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., March 29, 
1829 ; married, Nov. 29, 1860, Juliaette Dickinson, daughter of 
Giles and Sarah (Bardwell) Dickinson, and granddaughter of 
Chester and Eunice (Bigelow) Bardwell ; born in Whately, 
Mass., Feb. 3, 1831; died in Rockford, 111., Aug. 8, 1877. 
They moved to Illinois, where he is now living. Their children 
were : 

3786. Alice A., b. in Byron, III., April 14, 1862; m. ; res. Elgin, 111. 

3787. Hattie L., b. in Byron, Nov. 18, 1863; d. Sept. 13, 1882. 

3788. Clara P., b. in Rocivford, 111., Oct. 3, 1866; res. Rockford. 

3789. Frank M., b. in Rockford, Feb. 14, 1870. 

1025-2257. Dexter E. Bigelow, son of Moses Foster and 
Mary (Bardwell) Bigelow, was born in CouAvay, Mass., Feb. 9, 
1823 ; married, June 27, 1843, Frances Maria Booth ; born 
Feb. 2, 1827. They reside in RichvUle, N. Y. Their children 
were : 

3790. Edwin Eugene, b. in Conway, July 9, 1844; m. March 25, 1866, 

Elizabeth Ann Countryman; b. July 9, 1850; res. St. LaAvrence 
Co., N. Y. 

3791. Allen James, b. in Zoar, Mass., Sept. 9, 1845; 7n. Clara Wain- 

wright; res. Ogdensburg, N. Y. 
44 



362 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3792. Isabel Fidelia, b. in Whately, Mass., July 13, 1851; m. July 5, 

1867, DeEIbert Parker. 
3792i. Alzina, b. in DeKalb, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1854; d. April 1, 1857. 

1025-2258, "William H. Bigelow, son of Moses Foster and 
Mary (Bardwell) Bigelow, was born in Phelps, N. Y., July, 
1826 ; married, Feb. 6, 1852, Alta D. Smith ; born in Minerva, 
N. Y., Feb. 23, 1828. Resided in Richville, N. Y. Their 
children were : 

3793. LoRA E., b. in Richville, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1854; m. Feb. 7, 1872, 

Albion Dean; b. in Wells, Vt., March 31, 1850; res. Richville. 

3794. Hattle, b. in Richville, June 22, 1857; m. July 5, 1876, Henry 

T. Evans; res. RichviUe. 

3795. Mary, b. in Richville, June 28, 1859 ; m. Oct. 26, 1882, "Warren 

Foster; b. June 5, 1858; res. Richville. 

3796. Elbert, b. in Richville, April 19, 1861. 

3797. JuDSON, b. in Richville, Aug. 19, 1866. 

3798. Elwin, b. in RichviUe, July 9, 1867. 

3799. Malona, b. in Richville, Dec. 17, 1872. 

1025-2262. Melvin F. Bigelow, son of Moses Foster and 
Mary (Bardwell) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., May 27, 
1845 ; married. May 11, 1868, Eveline Burnham ; born Nov. 13, 
1847. They reside in Alden, Hardin Co., Iowa. 

1026-2266. Ransom Bigelow, son of Levi and Lucy (Samp- 
son) Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1804; 
married Laura Butterfield ; born in Crown Point, April, 1810; 
died April 20, 1841. He was married three times, and died 
July 23, 1886, having outlived his third wife. He had a large 
family of children, born in Crown Point : 

3800. Fanny ; m. Spanieling ; res. Briclport, Vt. 

3801. Cal^t:n; res. Crown Point. 

3802. tLEvi, b. Aug. 14, 1835 ; m. Arra Ann Davis. 

3803. fAMOS, b. April 27, 1837; m. Mary P. Lamson. 

3804. Jeremiah; res. Moriah, N. Y. 

3805. Ephraim ; was in the army and d. in a rebel prison. 

3806. Henry ; was in the army and d. on the way home. 

3807. tAsHLEY W., b. March i6, 1848; m. Lasira J. EUithorp. 

3808. Orville ; res. Port Henry, N. Y. 

3809. Jane ; to. Sprague ; res. Moriah, N. Y. 

3810. Ransom; res. unknown. 

1026-2267. Levi Bigelow, son of Levi and Lucy (Sampson) 
Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y., July 25, 1806 ; mar- 
ried, Sept. 22, 1831, Mary Thompson ; born in Crown Point, 
Nov. 13, 1811. They removed to West Stockholm, N. Y., 



GENEALOGY. 363 

where he died Dec. 21, 1848. She died April 4, 1877. Their 
children were : 

3811. Caroline Eliza, h. in West Stockholm, June 14, 1833; m. March 

7, 1855, Chester Taylor; h. Oct. 13, 1830; d. May 6, 1864; she 
m. second, Nov. 7, 1866, Marvin D. Smith ; res. Stockholm, N. Y. 

3812. Levi Ashley, b. in West Stockholm, April 18, 1830; m. July 4, 

1859, Loana Pierce, dau2:hter of Nathaniel and Orella Pierce; 
h. in Swanton, Vt., Dec. 8, 1839; d. April 1, 1885; he (Z. July 
14, 1860; res. Crary's Mills, N. Y. 

3813. Horace Appleton, b. in Weybridge, Vt., May 3, 1840; res. Hot 

Sprina;s, Ark. 

3814. Esther Ann, h. in West Stockholm, Nov. 11, 1842; m. July 4, 

1863, Taylor Latrace, son of Henry and Mary Latrace. 

1031^-2273. Elijah E. Bigelow, son of Amos and Nancy 
(Chilcott) BigeloYv^, was born in New York State, and moved to 
Detroit, Mich., where he now resides. He married and had a 
family, and we have the names of two of his children : 

3820. Warren ; m. ; has two sons ; res. Detroit. 

3821. Hiram; res. Colorado, ^mm. 

1031^^-2274. William C. Bigelow, son of Amos and Nancy 
(Chilcott) Bigelow, was born in New York State, July 24, 1815, 
and moved with his father to Michigan, in 1831. He married, 
Sept. 14, 1839, Sally Ann Prindle, born Sept. 17, 1815 ; they 
reside in Detroit, Mich. Their children were : 

3822. IAlbert E., b. July 13, 1840; to. Jennie Ashcroft. 

3823. Marion, b. Sept. 9, 1842; m. Aug. 16, 1861, George W. Reed. 

Had two children : 
i. Jesse W. 
ii. Carrie ; to. Adolph Wiser, 1886. 

3824. George, b. July 16, 1845; d. Dec. 14, 1806. 

3825. Sarepta, b. Sept. 7, 1848; d. Sept. 15, 1850. 

3820. Louis, h. May 17, 1851 ; to. Ida Norton, 1876. They have three 
children : 

i. Mabel. 
ii. Grace. 
iii. William C. 

3827. WiLLARD, b. March 7, 1854; d. May 17, 1860. 

3828. Altha, b. May 30, 1857; d. Jan. 10, 1871. 

1033-2288. John W. Bigelow, son of Joseph and Catherine 
(Chillatt) Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y., Jan. 4, 
1818; married, 1842, Maryette Fish, born in Moriah, N. Y., 
Dec. 13, 1817; died Jan. 4, 187-. He died Dec. 16, 1884. 
Their children were born iu Moriah, N. Y. : 

3829. Mariette, b. 1846; to. William A. Floyd; res. Westport, N. Y. 

3830. t William H., b. Nov. 14, 1848; to. Alice McGinn. 

3831. Frances, b. 1850 ; m. Alvenus Whitman ; res. Port Henry. 



364 THE BIGELOW TAMELY. 

3832. Edgar, b. 1852; m. Cora Hill; res. Moriah, N. Y. 

3833. Frank M., b. 1854; m. Irene Nolls; res. Port Henry. 

1033-2293. Amos A. Bigelow, son of Joseph and Catherine 
(Chillatt) Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y., Aug. 2, 

1828 ; married, July 8, 1855, Abby , born in Mass., 

Sept. 4, 1838 ; they reside in Tomah, Wis. Their children 
were : 

8834. George O., b. April 14, 1856; d. Aug. 30, 1856. 

3835. Ida A., b. April 25, 1857; d. May 5, 1857. 

3836. William F., b. Feb. 21, 1858; m. Feb. 20, 1879, Rosetta E. Bates; 

res. Myrou, Dakota. 

3837. Adelaide L., b. June 29, 1860; m. June 22, 1879, Henry W. 

Dryotell ; res. Brown Valley, Minn. 

3838. HiRAi! 0., b. Dec. 29, 1861; m. Dec. 25, 1883, Alice R. Calkins; 

res. Myron, Dakota. 

3839. Lowell C, b. Aug. 30, 1871. 

3840. Catherine M., b. Jan. 9, 1874. 

1035-2306. John L. Bigelow, son of Daniel and Betsey T. 
(Wilkins) Bigelow, was born in Middlebury, Vt., April 27, 1814 ; 
married, Nov. 1, 1836, Fannie Dwellow, born in Benson, Vt., 
Aug. 13, 1813 ; died Aug. 13, 1873. He died in the hospital at 
David's Island, N. Y., July 22, 1864. He was in Company C, 
11th Regt., Vt. Vols., serving as Sergeant. Children: 

3841. Anson Dexter, b. in Castleton, Vt., May 27, 1838; was in the 

service during the Rebellion, and died in the hospital at 
Fredericksburg, Va., Oct. 2, 1862. 

3842. Eliza Cornelia, b. in Castleton, June 23, 1840; m. June 16, 1861, 

Henry G. Weller; she d. in Brighton, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1861. 

3843. Susan Jane, b. in Castleton, Oct. 3, 1842; m. Oct. 10, 1863, 

Mahlon A. Hunter; res. HortonviUe, Vt. 

3844. Betsey Alice, b. in Castleton, Feb. 14, 1846; d. Nov. 22, 1861. 

3845. Rhoda Robinson, b. in Weybridge, Vt., March 9, 1847; d. 

Dec. 5, 1851. 

3846. James Wilkins, b. in Weybridge, Vt.. March 3, 1850; d. Dec. 6, 

1861. 

3847. Sophia Rhoda, b. in Potsdam, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1854; d. Nov. 4, 

1861. 

1044-2308. Harry Foster Bigelovt, son of Henry and 
Lucy (Barnes) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Sept. 16, 
1811; married in Newfield, Me., Dec. 2, 1862, Mary Lucy 
Staples. He graduated at Union College, 1836, and for many 
years was a teacher. He is now living in Williamsville, N. Y., 
engaged in farming. Their children were : 

3848. Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1864 ; res. WiUiamsville. 

3849. Nathaniel, h. Nov. 2, 1866. 

3850. Olive, b. April 24, 1869. 



GENEALOGY. 365 

3851. Laura, h. April 16, 1871. 

3852. Schuyler, b. Aug. 6, 1872. 

1046-2319. Asa Elijah Bigelow, son of Nahum and Mary 
(Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Coles Co., 111., Feb. 2, 1832; 
married, April 2, 1853, Julia Ann Cook, daughter of Henry L. 
and Nancy Cook. He with his father moved to Utah with the 
Mormons, and now reside in Provo City, Utah. After his 
brother Moroni's death, his widow was sealed to him in the 
order of celestial marriage, Oct. 10, 1872. Their children are 
as follows : 

By his first wife, Julia : 

3853. Asa Liola, h. in Provo City, Dec. 23, 1853 ; d. May 20, 1868. 

3854. Eosella Ann, b. in Provo City, Dec. 21, 1855; m. May, 1873, 

John Albert Mecham ; res. Wallsburg, Utah. 

3855. Louisa Jane, b. in Goshen, Utah, July 29, 1858; d. Aug. 19, 1858. 

3856. LoviNA EuDORA, b. in Atchison, Kan., Sept. 8, 1860; m. May, 

1887, George Mecham; res. Nevada. 

3857. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Atchison, Kan., June 22, 1863; d. July 13, 

1863. 

3858. Willie D., b. in Atchison, Kan., Feb. 6, 1865; res. Fairfield, 

Utah. 

3859. Franklin Dean, b. in Provo City, Nov. 7, 1869 ; res. Fairfield, 

Utah. 

By his second wife, Elvira Jane, there were : 

3860. Perry Scipio, b. in Provo City, Nov. 12, 1873. 

3861. MosKS WiLLARD, h. i\\ Provo City, Jan. 1, 1876. 

3862. Elvira Lillian, b. in Provo City, Aug. 27, 1877. 

3863. Asa Elijah, Jr., b. in Provo City, Oct. 8, 1879. 

3864. Alice, b. in Provo City, April 28, 1882. 

1046-2323. Moroni Bigelow, son of Nahum and Mary 
(Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Mercer Co., 111., Sept. 1, 1840; 
married, Aug. 23, 1863, Elvira Jane Mecham, daughter of 
Moses and Elvira Mecham, born March 9, 1843 ; they resided 
in Provo City. He died April 13, 1870. She married second, 
Oct. 10, 1872, Asa Elijah Bigelow. The children of Moroni 
and Elvira were : 

3865. Moroni Lafayette, b. July 29, 1864; res. Colorado. 

3866. John Y., b. March, 1866; m. ; res. Price, Utah. 

3867. EsTAUS Leo, b. April 25, 18G9 ; res. Provo City. 

1050-2339. Lieut. Seymour Jerome Bigelow^, son of Maj. 
Daniel P. and Betsey (Knights) Bigelow, was born in Barre, 
N. Y., July 5, 1832; married in Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 1, 
1857, Marion H. Coolbaugh. He served as Lieutenant in the 



366 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

army during the Rebellion, and died at Corinth, Miss., May 2, 
1862. Their children were : 

3868. Frederick Daniel, b. in Minneapolis, March 20, 1859 ; d. July 20, 

1872. 

3869. Seymour Jerome, h. Jan. 30, 1862 ; res. Minneapolis. 

1056-2341. Daniel H. Bigelow, son of Simeon and Charity 
C. (Childs) Bigelow, was born in Brandon, Vt., Jan. 29, 1829 ; 
married in Barre, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1856, Anna Wiledon ; they 
reside at Albion, N. Y. They had : 

3870. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. in Barre, Aug. 10, 1857 ; res. Albion, 

N. Y. 

1056-2344. Edwin W. Bigelow, son of Simeon and Ciarity 
C. (Childs) Bigelow, was born in Barre, N. Y., March 18, 1845 ; 
married, May 30, 1872, Maggie Jane McKay ; they reside in 
Barre Centre, N. Y. Their children were : 

3871. Hattie Charity, h. in Barre, 1874. 

3872. Elmer Simeon, b. in Barre, 1876. 

3873. Daniel Stewart, b. in Albion, 1879. 

3874. Frank Edwin, b. in Barre, 1885. 

1069-2353. Hiram Bigelow, son of Joel and Cynthia (Fisk) 
Bigelow, was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Aug. 19, 1803 ; 
married, March 12, 1828, Mary Armstrong, daughter of Simon 
and Margaret (Palmer) Armstrong ; born near Manor-Hamilton, 
Co. Leitrim, Ireland, June 24, 1810, her father having emigrated 
to Canada about 1820. When but eighteen months old he (Hiram 
Bigelow) had the misfortune to lose his father by death. His 
mother having married a second time, Obadiah Rogers, a well-to- 
do farmer near Newmarket, he lived during minority, and worked 
upon the farm of his stepfather, who sadly neglected his educa- 
tion, only allowing him to attend the common school at intervals 
in the winter seasons, making but about six months' schooling 
in all. Upon attaining his majority he went to work at the 
carpenter's trade, and finally settled on some new land in the 
Township of Tecumseh, Ont., previous to his marriage, and 
continued to live on his newly cleared land until 1830 ; but being 
naturally ambitious he disposed of his farm, and purchased 
another lot in the same township, upon which there was a mill 
site, and built a sawmill, which proved to be a successful venture. 
In 1837 he built a grist-mill, and in 1841 he opened a general 
store. In the meantime he acquired the adjoining property, and 



GENEALOGY. 367 

in 1843 he had 800 acres of land at this place, which property 
he held at the time of his decease in 1853. The water power at 
this place not being adequate to do the business he desired, he 
purchased in 1843, the water power created by the lock dam con- 
structed by the Provincial Government on the Scugog river, at 
Lindsay, Ont., where he built the Lindsay Mills, which property 
he sold in 1852, retaining only the store, where he continued 
business as before. In 1844 he was elected Councillor to repre- 
sent the Township of Ops (in which the town of Lindsay is now 
situated), in the District Council of Colborne District (subse- 
quently this district was divided into two counties, Peterborough 
and Victoria, and the representatives were called Reeves instead 
of Councillors), and was elected to the same office 1845, 1846, 
1848, 1849, 1852. He was an active member of the Council, 
in every way a highly respected, industrious and enterprising 
citizen, and a firm adherent to the cause of temperance. He 
died at Lindsay, Dec. 11, 1853. His widow died at the same 
place, Sept. 14, 1856, Their children were : 

3881. tJOEL, b. Nov. 9, 1828; m. Marv Ann Dryden. \ ™ . 

3882. fJosEPH, b. Nov. 9, 1828; m. Elizabeth Paston. / ^wms. 

3883. fSiLAS, b. Nov. 22, 1830 ; m. Lvdia .Jane Bateman. 

3884. Susan, b. Oct. 31, 1832; m. Dec. 3, 1851, Samuel Wesley David- 

son, son of Samuel and Anne (Patten) Davidson ; b. in Dona- 
ghadee, Ire., Jan. 21, 1821; res. Glandine, Ont., where he is a 
well-to-do farmer. They had : 

i. James, b. in Lindsay, Dec. 25, 1852 ; d. Dec. 1 

26, 1852. I . 

ii. Jane, b. in Lindsay, Dec. 25, 1852; d. Jan. 1, f ■'^"^^'I'ls- 

1853. J 

iii. Amelia Ann, b. in Mariposa, Nov. 24, 1853 ; ni. Oct. 12, 
1882, William Wilson Graliain, son of William Hanna 
and Mary Ann (Balfour) Graham; b. in Ops, Ont., 
Sept. 10, 185G; res. Norland, Ont.; a farmer, 
iv. Charles Wesley, b. Sept. 2, 1855; d. Nov. 1, 1859. 
V. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1856; res. Glandine, Ont. 
vi. Sajiuel Albert, b. April 18, 1858; m. July 9, 1884, 
Margaret Amelia Graham, daughter of William Hanna 
and Mary Ann (Balfour) Graham; b. in Ops, Out., 
Feb. 6, 1860 ; res. Glandine ; a farmer, 
vii. Francis, b. Oct. 6, 1859; d. Oct. 16, 1859. 
viii. George, b. Nov. 29, 1860; d. Nov. 29, 1860. 
ix. Susan, h. Oct. 21, 1861; d. Oct. 21, 1861. 
X. TmOTHY, b. Aug. 28, 1862; d. Aug. 28, 1862. 
xi. Matilda Sophia, b. July 12, 1863; d. July 16, 1865. 
xii. Lorenzo Bigelow, b. Jan. 21, 1866; res. Glandine. 
xiii. Susan Rosemond, b. Jan. 17, 1868; d. Dec. 18, 1869. 
xiv. Nelson Franklin, b. Jan. 23, 1870; d. Nov. 22, 1877. 
XV. Silas Herbert, b. March 22, 1872 ; d. Nov. 13, 1877. 

3885. fOBADiAH, b. Dec. 4, 1834; m. Lavinia Davidson. 



368 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3886. Margaret, h. Jan. 1, 1837; d. Jan. 19, 1837. 

3887. Thomas, h. March 7, 1838; d. Nov. 14, 1858, in Whitby, Ont. 

3888. tNELSON Gordon, h. April 22, 1840; m. Minerva Edna Calvin. 

3889. tTniOTHY, b. Aprils, 1842; m. Mary Foster. 

3890. IPalmer, h. June 28, 1844; m. Elizabeth Muth. 

3891. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1846; m. Aug. 24, 1870, Ricliard Nott, son of 

Richard and Eliza (Coster) Nott; b. in Exeter, Eng., June 9, 
1840; res. Burlington, Vt., where he is engaged in the nursery 
business. They had : 

i. Joseph Richard, b. in Port Perry, Ont., Nov. 15, 1871; 

d. Nov. 18, 1874. 
ii. Charles Palmer, b. in Colchester, Vt., Oct. 25, 1872. 
iii. Pearl King, b. in Colchester, Vt., Sept. 14, 1874. 
iv. Mary Lyon, b. in Addison, Vt., April 24, 1877. \ 
V. Maurice Armstrong, b. in Addison, April 24, \ Twins. 

1877. j 

vi. Cornelia Elva, b. in Addison, Aug. 9, 1879. 
vii. Susan Amelia, b. in Colchester, March 18, 1882. 

3892. t John Fisk, b. May 26, 1849 ; m. Anna Smith. 

3893. Matilda, b. Jan. 4, 1852; d. at Port Perry, Ont., July 27, 1865. 

1074-2359. James K, Bigelow, son of Levi and Margaret 
(Kilbreath) Bigelow, was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., Dec. 23, 
1809 ; married, May 6, 1838, Mary Duff, daughter of Thomas 
Duff of the Township of Essa, Ont. They resided in Ontario 
for many years, but later in life moved to Chicago, 111., where 
he now resides. She died in Ontario, Aug. 28, 1847. Their 
children were : 

3894. Margaret Louise, b. in Toronto, Jan. 24, 1839; in. Feb. 5, 1883, 

Francis Edson Engle, late husband of her deceased sister Susan ; 
res. Indianapolis, Ind. ; no. issue. 

3895. May, b. in Cobourg, Ont., May 11, 1840; m. Oct. 11, 1876, John 

W. MoAver, M.D., son of Conrad and Mai-ie (Klock) Mower; b. 
in Schuyler, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1825; res. Little Valley, Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y. 

3896. tRoBERT Thomas, b. in Cobourg, Out., Dec. 21, 1841 ; m. Elizabeth 

Cavanaugh. 

3897. t James Kilbreath, Jr., b. in Bowmanville, Ont., Dec. 10, 1843; 

m. Sarah Emily Peterson. 

3898. Susan, b. in Bowmanville, Oct. 8, 1845; m. Sept. 6, 1871, Francis 

Edson Engle, son of George Barksley and Abigail (Edson) 
Engle; b. fn Michigan City, Ind., May 2, 1843; he enlisted Oct. 
15, 1861, in Co. E, 14th Regt. Wis. Vols., and served until 1865, 
having the commission of lieutenant; res. Indianapolis, where 
she d.'june 16, 1882. They had : 

i. George Bigelow, b. June 3, 1872 ; res. Dublin, Iowa. 

ii. Francis Stanley, b. Jan. 22, 1874. 

iii. Charles Shove, b. Oct. 14, 1875; d. Aug. 21, 1876. 

iv. Theodore William, h. Dec. 16, 1876. 

1074-2363. William Bigelow, son of Levi and Margaret 
(Kilbreath) Bigelow, was born in Toronto, Ont., March 29, 
1819 ; married, Nov. 9, 1850, Rebecca Ann Graham, daughter 
of James and Rebecca (Polmatier) Graham ; born in Hillier, 



GENEALOGY. 369 

Ont., April 6, 1833. They reside in Marmora, Out. Their 
children were : 

3899. Margaret Ekbecca, b. in Consecon, Ont., Aug. 18, 1851; m. 

Nov. 29, 1876, Charles Spiccr, son of George and Sarah (Brooks) 
Spiccr; h. in Seymour, Ont., July 7, 1850: d. May 2;5, 1881. 

3900. Anna Maria, b. "in Consecon, Oct. 9, 1853; m. Sept. 20, 1875, 

Herbert Arlington Kemp, son of Jacob and Rosa (Roseborough) 
Kemp; b. in Hastings, Ont., July 5, 1850; res. Lakefield, Out. 
They have : 

"i. WiNOGENE, b. in Hastings, March 13, 1876. 

3901. Adalinda, b. in Consecon, Oct. 25, 1856; d. Oct. 27, 1857. 

3902. Agnes, b. in Consecon, Oct. 5, 1858. 

3903. Rose E., b. in Consecon, Feb. 8, 1863. 

1074-2365. Dr. Robert Charles Bigelow, sou of Levi and 
Margaret (Kilbreath) Bigelow, was born in Port Hope, Out., 
Sept. 15, 1824 ; married, June 26, 1849, Clarissa Walt, daugh- 
ter of Dr. David and Sarah (Coleman) Walt ; born in Consecon, 
Ont., Jan. 14, 1828. They resided some years in Ontario, and 
then moved to the States. He is now located at Chicago, 111. ; 
a practicing physician. Their children were : 

3904. James Charles, b. in Consecon, May 4, 1850; m. May 16, 1871, 

Lillie S. Drury, daughter of William R. and Elizabeth (Taylor) 
Drury; b. in Chillicothe, Ohio, March 31, 1851. He studied 
medicine and was a practicing physician about live years ; he 
Avas ordained a minister of the Methodist denomination, and 
has since been actively performing his duties as such. He is 
now (1889) in Oregon, HI. 

3905. Clarrissa Anne, b. in Allendale, Ont., Sept. 26, 1851 ; m. June 

26, 1888, Hial Jackson, son of Bela and Augeline (Townsend) 
Jackson; b. in Hallowell, Ont., Feb. 26, 1847; res. Omaha, Neb. 

3906. Wesley Walt, b. in Consecon, Dec. 1, 1853 ; d. Oct. 2, 1854. 

3907. fJoHN Frost, b. in Consecon, June 8, 1855; m. Laleah Blanch 

Allen. 

3908. Nelly Marquette, b. in Goderich, Ont., Jan. 14, 1857; d. Aug. 

8, 1857. 

1075-2367. Rev. Andrew F. Bigelow, son of James and 
Lucretia (Frank) Bigelow, was born in Plattsburg, N. Y., March 
18, 1824 ; married, Dec. 12, 1847, Marion A. Purmout. He 
was licensed to exhort in 1839, when only fifteen years of age,' 
and licensed to preach in Dec, 1842; entered the Black River 
Conference 1844, and preached in towns in northern New York 
some 45 years ; an earnest and sincere worker in the Methodist 
church. His health failing him he retired from active service, 
and resided at Maloue, N. Y., where he died. Their children 
were : 

3909. Amelia Albina, b. in Stockholm, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1848; m. May 

13, 1879, Egbert R. Magoon of Malone, N. Y. They have three 
children. 
45 



370 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3910. AuKELiA Ebmlna, b. in Stocklaolm, Dec. 8, 1848; d. in Carthage, 

N. Y., Jan. 8, 1853. 

3911. Sarah Lucretia, b. at Buck's Bridge, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1851; d. in 

Carthage, June 8, 1853. 

3912. Calista Viola, b. in Carthage, Nov. 17, 1852 ; m. Marius Magoon ; 

d. 

3913. Ella Marion, b. in De Peyster, N. Y., April 18, 1855; d. Oct. 6, 

1863. 

3914. Ina B., b. in Malone, Dec. 30, 1857; m. Dec. 18, 1878, Stanley I. 

Pierce of Potsdam, N. Y. Tliey liave two children. 

3915. Blake, b. in Bangor, N. Y., May 24, 1861; graduated at the 

Medical Department of the University of Vermont, and prac- 
ticed medicine in Buffalo, N. Y. ; is now located in Malone. 

3916. Frank, b. in West Bangor, May 29, 1864; blind at birth; studied 

law, admitted to the bar 1887, and is practicing in Malone, N. Y. 

1078-2374. CusHMAN Bigelow, son of James and Betsey 
(Davis) Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., Dec. 15, 1797 ; 
married, Oct. 7, 1823, Eliza Pishon ; born in Fairfield, Me., 
Nov. 8, 1801 ; died April 26, 1832. He married second, Aug. 
26, 1833, Thankful Bowden ; born in Norridgewock, July 19, 
1804 ; died Jan. 17, 1887. They resided in Norridgewock, where 
he was engaged in farming. He died May 9, 1887. Their chil- 
dren were : 

3917. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 24, 1824; m. George Taylor; res. Fairfield, 

Me. ; they had five children, all of whom are deceased ; she d. 
Oct., 1855. 

3918. tJosHUA CusHMAN, b. Jan. 18, 1826; m. Maggie Thompson. 

3919. fCHARLES PisHON, b. Aug. 2], 1828; in. Maria L. Tobey. 

3920. Mary, b. May 13, 1830; d. Nov. 30, 1830. 

3921. Hiram, b. Feb. 29, 1832; d. Jan. 20, 1833. 

3922. David Marks, b. April 29, 1834 ; d. Feb. 23, 1885, at Oakdale, Cal. 

3923. Mary Ellen, b. July 7, 1835 ; 7n. Nov. 29, 18G4, Russell Haynes ; 

she d. July 14, 1879. 

3924. Eliza Ann, b. July 24, 1837 ; m. March 13, 1856, Joseph Cleveland. 

3925. James Sullivan, b. Jan. 27, 1839; m. Oct. 2, 1865, Melissa 

Mitchell ; b. Jan. 8, 1839. 

3926. Daniel Bailey, b. Jan. 23, 1841. 

3927. Hannah, b. May 13, 1843; d. Feb. 18, 1844. 

3928. Henry Melvin, b. Jan. 4, 1845 ; m. Sept. 22, 1875, Emma Burdin. 

3929. Hiraji Stinson, b. April 29, 1847; m. April 13, 1872, Alice Farn- 

ham. 

1078-2375. Amasa Bigelow, son of James and Betsey 
(Davis) Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., Sept. 22, 1799 ; 
married Mary A. Davis ; born in Fairfield, Me., April 21, 1809. 
They resided in Skowhegan, where he took care of his father 
during his last days, and was a highly respected citizen. She 
died Dec. 5, 1861, and he died June 3, 1871. They had two 
sons : 

3930. fALONZO CoBURN, b. Sept. 1, 1834; m. Kate Covington. 



GENEALOGY. 371 

3931. Amasa, h. July 2, 1837 ; enlisted during the Civil War and d. in 

the service, Dec. 6, 1861. 

1078-2378. James Bigelow, son of James and Betsey 
(Davis) Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., March 18, 
1805; married Louisa Goodsoe ; born in Amherst, June 17, 
1809. They resided in St. Albans, where he died Feb. 12, 
1873. She died Feb. 17, 1873. Their children were : 

3932. Jajmes, Jr. 

3933. Amos. 
8934. Elizabeth. 

3935. Melissa ; m. Davis ; res. Brownsville, Me. 

3936. Louisa ; m. Davis ; res. Brownsville. 

3937. Calvin; res. St. Albans. 

3938. Alfred. 

3939. Jerome; res. St. Albans. 

3940. Joanna ; res. St. Albans. 

1078-2380. Jonathan Bigelow, son of James and Betsey 
(Davis) Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., Oct. 17, 1811 ; 
married Melissa Abbey. About 1833 they resided in St. Albans, 
where he had twelve children, most of whom are deceased. She 
died in 1853. In 1855 he, with his two youngest children, emi- 
grated to the territory of Kansas ; the children soon died of the 
fever. He was active among the "Free State Men," and was 
an associate of Capt. John Brown ; was in the service during 
the late war, and died from injuries received in the army, July, 
1868. The following is a partial list of his children : 

3941. tCvRUS, b. April 29, 1834; to. ; res. St. Albans, Me. 

3942. Eliza A., b. May 5, 1835 ; m. Samuel G. Ladd ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

They had one : 

i. Daughter ; m. James F. Buchanan ; res. Pittsbura:, Pa. 

3943. Sarah, b. June 11, 1836; to. Joseph W. Jordan. They hadT 

i. Rose A. ; to. and res. Lowell, 
ii. Jonathan Wilson ; m. and res. Lowell. 

3944. t Jonathan Gordon, b. July 16, 1839 ; m. Lydia A. Given. 

3945. Wilson, b. Jan. 10, 1842 ; to. and res. St. Albans. He has five 

children. 

1079-2391. George Bigelow, sou of George and Mary 
(Clark) Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., May 28, 1806 ; 
married, June 17, 1830, Martha King Boardman ; born in New- 
market, N. H., Jan. 4, 1808; died Aug., 1863. He is now 
living in Skowhegan. Their children were : 

3946. Cordelia, b. March 19, 1831; to. Amos Longley; she d. Nov., 

1884. 

3947. tLEANDER L., b. Feb. 7, 1833; to. Mary Shehan. 

3948. tWiLLiAM H., b. Oct. 26, 1835; to. Elvira Howe. 



372 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3949. Julia A., ?>. Oct. 4, 1837; m. Feb. 21, 1859, Amasa Bixby; she d. 

Feb. 24, 1862. 

3950. Samuel B., b. Jan. 10, 1840; d. July 10, 1863. 

3951. Martha J., b. Dec. 7, 1841; m. Aug. 10, 1866, Amasa Bixby. 

3952. George Quincy, 6. Nov. 14, 1843; m. March 29, 1866, Amanda 

Hilton; b. in Cornville, Me., Nov. 14, 1843; res. Cornville. 

3953. Augustus W., b. Sept. 24, 1846; m. May 1, 1873, Georgiana 

Friend; res. Sli;owhegan. 

1079-2394. Hiram Bigelow, son of George and Mary (Clark) 
Bigelow, was born in Skowhegan, Me., April 3, 1816 ; married, 
Jan. 13, 1848, Harriet McPeters ; born in Orono, Me., Dec. 12, 
1825. They resided several years in Skowhegan, then moved 
to Kansas iu Nov., 1878, and are now settled at Oatville. Their 
children were born in Skowhegan : 

3954. Hiram Gaston, b. May 13, 1849; d. Feb. 16, 1873. 

3955. Joseph Lauren, b. Aug. 16, 1852; m. July 3, 1880, Huldah S. 

Bone; b. in Iowa, Nov. 6, 1856 ; res. Oatville, Kansas. 

3956. Lautrell, b. in Sliowhegan, Dec. 2, 1858. 

3957. Bernell, b. in Slvowhegan, Jan. 5, 1867. 

1082-2399. Aaron Coburn Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Esther (Coburn) Bigelow, was born in Canaan, Me., July 17, 
1797; married, 1829, Lucinda Robbins ; born Dec. 6, 1804; 
died Dec. 8, 1875. They resided in Smithfield, Me., where he 
died May 3, 1870. Their children were : 

3958. Levi Bobbins, b. April 17, 1830; 7n. April 19, 1854, Mary Ann 

; b. March 15, 1833 ; d. July 12, 1872 ; res. Smithfleld. 

3959. fEPHRAiM Leroy, b. June 12, 1831 ; m. Caroline A. Sawyer. 

3960. Philander Coburn, b. May 6, 1833; d. Dec, 1854. 

3961. jGrARDiNER Warren, b. June 9, 1835; m. Ellen M. Witliam. 

3962. Euhamah Bobbins, b. May 1, 1837; m. March, 1863, George W. 

Marston. They had : 

i. Lucinda, b. Nov. 23, 1863. 
ii. Lydia, b. Dec, 1867. 

3963. tTRUMAN Sawyer, b. March 29, 1842 ; m. Aug. 16, 1872, Nellie 

M. Ramsdell. 

1082-2400. JoTHAM Sewell Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Esther (Coburn) Bigelow, was born in Canaan, Me., June, 1801 ; 
married, July, 1853, Mary Bunker of Skowhegan, where they 
resided. He died Aug. 23, 1862. Their children were : 

3964. Charles F. 

3965. Caroline. 

1082-2401. Israel Sawyer Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Esther (Coburn) Bigelow, was born in Canaan, Me., May 28, 
1804 ; married. May 3, 1848, Elizabeth Bunker ; born May 28, 
1828. Their children were : 

3966. James S., b. iu Mayflcld, Feb. 6, 1849. 



GENEALOGY. 373 

3967. Frank SiiivrNER, h. in Athens, April 3, 1858. 
39G8. Edwin Thompson, b. in Athens, May 17, 1856. 

3969. Robinson Leroy, /;. in Rock Falls, Wis., July 3, 1869. 

1082-240G. Daniel Bigelow, sou of Ephraim aiid Nancy 
(Friuk) Bigelow, was boru ill Columbia, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1820; 
married, Sept. 25, 1844, Martha Louisa Stranahau, daughter 
of Joshua and Mary (Mason) Stranahan, born in Windham 
Co., Conn., Nov. 9, 1824. They resided in Columbia, where 
their children were born : 

3970. fEPHRAEM, b. June 28, 1845 ; m. Caroline Osborn. 

3971. George Joshua, b. Aug. 13, 1854; res. Copopa, Ohio. 

3972. James Daniel, b. May 24, 1868; res. Copopa, Ohio. 

1082-2407. James Slater Bigelow, son of Ephraim and 
Nancy (Frink) Bigelow, was boru in Columbia, O., April 21, 
1823; married, Oct., 1853, Mary Jane Osborn, daughter of 
Bernadotte W. and Mary Jane (Blackburn) Osborn ; born June 
27, 1835. They resided at Olmsted Sta., O., where he died Feb. 
4, 1860. She died June, 1861. Their children were : 

3973. Martha Louisa, b. iu Columbia, Sept. 17, 1854 ; res. Cleveland, 

Ohio. 

3974. Mary Emular, b. at Olmsted Sta., May 30, 1857; res. Berea, O. 

1082-2409. George Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Nancy 
(Frink) Bigelow, was born in Columbia, O., Nov. 22, 1828 ; 
married, Oct. 26, 1854, Harriet Vining, daughter of Allen and 
Hannah Vining ; born at Delaware, O., May 19, 1832. They re- 
sided in Delaware, where he died June 15, 1858. Tlieir children 
were : 

3975. Eunice, b. in Delaware, Aug. 25, 1855; m. Jan, 20, 1873, William 

Smith McFarland, son of Adolphns and Margaret McFarland ; 
b. Sept. 11, 1849; res. Denver, Colo. They had: 
i. Adolphus, b. Sept. 11, 1873. 

ii. Gertrude, b. Jan. 13, 1876. 

iii. Jessie, b. Sept. 25, 1878; d. May 15, 1888. 

iv. Blanche, b. April 12, 1882. 

1082-2410. Amasa Bigelow, son of Ephraim and Nancy 
(Frink) Bigelow, was born in Columbia, 0., May 12, 1831 ; 
married, Jan. 9, 1862, Anna Maria Burt, daughter of Lavater 
and Abigail (Jones) Burt; born in Olmsted, April 16, 1843. 
They reside at Olmsted Falls. Their children were : 

3976. Nellie, b. in Columbia, Jan, 3, 1863; d. March 23, 1887. 



374 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

3977. Myka, b. in West View, O., March 7, 1865; m. May 30, 1882, Les- 

lie C. Walkden, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Clenndening) Walk- 
den ; res. Columbia. They had : 
i. Cora, b. April 30, 1883. 
ii. Albert Edwin, b. June 2G, 1885. 

3978. Levi Sidney, b. at Ohnsted Sta., Feb. 17, 1867; res. Olmsted 

Falls, Ohio. 

3979. Harry, 6. at Olmsted, Falls, Nov. 28, 1875 ; res. Olmsted Falls, 

Ohio. 

3980. Charles Danlel, b. at Olmsted Falls, March 22, 1878 ; res. Olm- 

sted FaUs, Ohio. 

1086-2418. Ephraim Bigelow, son of Levi and Sally 
(Emery) Bigelow, was born in Bloomfield, Me., Aug. 29, 1814; 
married, Jan. 31, 1839, Sarah B. Flagg ; born in Athens, Me., 
March 2, 1816. Reside in Bloomfield. Their children were : 

3981. tBENJAiMiN F., b. Dec. 21, 1839; m. Sarah H. Robinson. 

3982. Charles, b. Sept. 3, 1854 ; d. July 24, 1855. 

1086-2421. Levi E. Bigelow, son of Levi and Sally (Emery) 
Bigelow, was born in Bloomfield, Me., Sept. 16, 1822 ; married 
Marcia Steward. They had two children : 

3983. Viola ; m. George Tibbetts ; res. Norwalk, Conn. 

3984. Son. 

1086-2423. Charles F. Bigelow, son of Levi and Sally 
(Emery) Bigelow, was born in Bloomfield, Me., June 27, 1829 ; 
married Miss Abba Weston. They had : 

3985. A Daughter ; to. John Brown ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

1086^-2427. Hiram Bigelow, son of Phillip and Elizabeth 
(Barrett) Bigelow, was born in Charlton, Mass., May 25, 1803 ; 
married Betsey Brown. They resided in Charlton many years, 
where he died May 4, 1866. She died Feb. 23, 1883. Their 
children were born in Charlton : 

3986. Augusta ; m. Parker Evans. 

3987. Aulinda, b. March 30, 1826; to. Dexter Baldwin ; res. Erie, Kan. 

3988. fHiRAM, b. Sept. 10, 1828 ; m. Elizabeth Lyford. 

3989. Mary Ann, b. March 4, 1830; m. Austin Robbins; res. Woon- 

socket, R. I., where she d. Feb. 28, 1889. 

3990. Mandana, b. July 9, 1832 ; to. John Sprague ; res. Spencer, Mass. 

3991. fGEOKGE Washington, b. Feb. 22, 1838 ;"nj. Ellen Bond. 

3992. Almira, b. March 31, 1841. 

3993. RosETTA, b. March 13, 1844; m. Hosea Baldwin; res. Spencer, 

Mass. ; she d. June, 1882. 

3994. Ambrose, b. Oct. 4, 1846; m. Sept. 1, 1878, Ella H.. Wood; res. 

Webster, Mass. 

1087-2432. David Bigelow, son of David and Lydia 
(Chapel) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., June 27, 1792 ; 



GENEALOGY. 375 

married, April 7, 1831, Sarah Sophia Morton; born in Brook- 
field, Ang. 19, 1807; died Dec. 28, 1863. They resided in 
Brook field, where he died May 16, 1879. Their children were : 

3995. Sophia Mokton, b. July 24, 1832; res. West Randolph, Vt. 

3996. Susan Maria, /). Oct. 15, 1834; m. March 11, 1858, John F. 

Heath ; res. Brookfield, Vt. Has one daughter. 

3997. David, b. Sept. 23, 1836; m. Emma S. Jones; res. Illinois; he d. 

Nov. 16, 1879. 

3998. Erastus, b. Oct. 29, 1838; d. April 8, 1841. 

3999. Robert Chapel, b. March 23, 1841 ; m. July 16, 1867, Lilla S. 

Mattoon ; res. Nebraska. Has thi'ee children. 

1087-2435. John Bigelow, son of David and Lydia (Chapel) 
Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Nov. 4, 1799 ; married 
Laura Howard of Braintree, Vt., by whom he had four children. 
She died and he married second, Sept. 11, 1860, Tila Harwood. 
He died in Braintree, Feb. 1, 1879. His children were born 
in Brookfield : 

4000. Chapel; d. young. 

4001. Lydia ; d. young. 

4002. John ; m. Lizzie .Tones ; res. Brookfield, Vt. 

4003. Jane ; m. Henry Colt ; res. Brookfield. Has four children. 

1088-2439. Anson Bigelow, son of Erastus and Lucy 
(Root) Bigelow, was born in Easton, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1794; 
married, Oct. 23, 1823, Eliza Moores of Hudson, N. Y. ; she 
died Jan. 25, 1845; he married second, Dec. 23, 1845, Lydia 
Norton. He died, Sept. 15, 1869. Their children were: 

4004. Erastus Moores, b. July 27, 1824: d. Feb. 20, 1852. 

4005. Mary Sophia, b. Nov. 9, 1827; d. Feb. 4, 1854; m. Sept. 5, 1849, 

Alexander Lourie. They had : 

i. Herbert Mattoon, b. Sept. 15, 1850; to. Oct. 5, 1875, 
Eliza Steele of Keokuk, Iowa, b. Sept. 26, 1852; res. 
Keokuk. They have : 

Ralph Bigelow, b. July 22, 1876. 
Lloyd Steele, b. Sept. 3, 1877. 
Grace Elizabeth, b. March 22, 1879. 
Herbert Shaw, 6. Jan. 23, 1881. 
Arthur William, b. Dec. 11, 1882. 
ii. Eliza Moores, b. Sept. 11, 1852; to. June 1, 1876, Rev. 
E. B. Graham ; res. Omaha, Neb. They had : 
Mary Clara (Graham), b. Marcli 4, 1877. 

4006. tWiLLiAM Howard, b. Dec. 21, 1829; m. Mary A. Hayes. 

4007. Lucy Root, b. March 7, 1832; to. Feb. 1, *1853, George Macy 

Griflin. They had : 

i. Horace Bigelow, b. March 25, 1854. 

ii. George Macy, b. July 2, 1855. 

iii. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 1, 1857. 

iv. Eliza Rebecca, b. Jan. 11, 1860. 

v. Julius Webb, b. March 21, 1863. 

vi. Maria Ryder, b. Oct. 23, 1864. 



376 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4008. fANSON Alexander, h. Nov. 7, 1833; m. Emma W. UUman. 

4009. tCHARLES Henry, b. June 4, 1835 ; m. Alida "W. Lyman. 

1093-2443. Edward Bigelow, son of Asa and Lucy 
(Isham) Bigelow, was born in Saugerties, N. Y., Aug. 20, 
1810 ; married, June 9, 1841, Caroline E. Boies, born in Bland- 
ford, Mass., July 6, 1814, died in Saugerties, Sept. 11, 1852; 
be married second, Mary A. Boies, sister of his first wife; she 
was born May 6, 1825 ; they resided in Saugerties, where he 
died July 23, 1889. They had : 

4010. Nathan R. ; res. Montreal. 

1093-2445. Hon. John Bigelow, son of Asa and Lucy 
(Isham) Bigelow, was born at Maiden, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1817, 
graduated at Union College, N. Y., in 1835 ; studied law with 
Robert and Theodore Sedgwick in New York City ; was admitted 
to the bar in 1838, and commenced the practice of his profes- 
sion there in 1840. In 1845 was appointed by Governor Wright 
one of the Inspectors of the State prison at Sing Sing, which 
office he filled until the office was made elective by a change of the 
Constitution. While at the bar, Mr. Bigelow was an occasional 
contributor to the Magazines and Reviews of the period upon 
literary and professional topics. In 1849, upon the invitation 
of the late William Culleu Bryant, he became with him joint 
editor and proprietor of the New York Evening Post. In 1850, 
he visited the West Indies, and on his return published a work 
entitled, " Jamaica in 1850 or the effects of sixteen years of 
Freedom on a Slave Colony." He visited Europe with his 
family in the fall of 1858, and was absent about two years. In 
the fall of 1860, and after the election of Mr. Lincoln as 
President, he retired from the Evening Post with the view of 
devoting the remainder of his life to literary pursuits. In the 
fall of 1861, President Lincoln appointed him Consul at Paris. 
During his Consulate he wrote " Les Etats Unis d'Amerique en 
1863," which was published by Hachette & Co. It was designed 
to correct eri'oneous impressions prevailing in France in regard 
to the relation commercial to her, of the Northern and Southern 
States of our Union. On the death of Wm. L. Dayton of 
New Jersey, in Dec, 1864, he was appointed Charge d'affaires, 
and a few weeks later Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni- 
potentiary to the Court of Napoleon III. His mission was 



GENEALOGY. 377 

signalized by the discovery, and defeat of the schemes of the 
Confederate States of America, to construct a fleet of formid- 
able war vessels in French Ports, for the Confederate Navy, 
a full account of which, he has given in a volume entitled, 
"France and the Confederate Navy," published by Harper & 
Brothers, N. Y,, in 1888. He also conducted to a successful 
issue the negotiations for the retirement of the P'rench Army 
from Mexico in 1867. He resigued this mission at the close of 
1866, and returned to the United States. In 1867, he published 
the first correct edition of Franklin's Autobiography, the 
Autograph MSS. of which he found in France, and was fortunate 
enough to purchase. He passed the years 1870, 1871 and 1872, 
in Germany for the education of his children, during which 
time he published in London a volume entitled, " France and 
Hereditary Monarchy," the purpose of which was to discourage 
the Provisional Government of France, from yielding to the 
wishes of M. Thiers and his friends to establish a Dynastic 
Parliamentary government like that of England ; but to insist 
upon a Republican government with officers of sovereignty 
chosen by the people and for a limited term. In April, 1875, 
he was appointed by Governor Tilden, one of five commissioners 
to investigate alleged frauds in the management of the Canal 
System of the State, and was chosen Chairman of the Board at 
its first meeting. In the fall of 1875 he was nominated by the 
Democratic Convention unanimously, and later, was elected Secre- 
tary of State. In 1885, he prepared a collection of the writings 
and speeches of Samuel J. Tilden, which was published in two 
volumes by Harper & Brothers. By the Will of Governor Tilden 
he became one of his Executors upon his death in 1886, 
and the following year was elected President of the "Tilden 
Trust," a corporation organized under the will for the establish- 
ment of a free library in the city of New York to which about 
four-fifths of Mr. Tilden's large estate was consecrated. He 
has just finished a Memoir of his old colleague in the Evening 
Post, Wni. C. Bryant, which is to be published by Houghton & 
Mifllin of Boston in 1890. He resides at Highland Falls on 
the Hudson in Summer, and in the winter months at 21 Gramercy 
Park, N. Y. He married June 11, 1850, Jane Tunis Poultney, 
daughter of Ivan and Jane (Tunis) Poultney, born in Balti- 
46 



378 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

more, Md., Jan. 16, 1829, died in New York, Feb. 8, 1889. 
Their children were : 

4011. Grace, b. in New York City, Aug. 11, 1852. 

4012. fJoHN, b. in New York City, May 12, 1854; m. Mary Dallam. 

4013. JPOULTNEY, b. iu New York City, Sept. 10, 1855 ; m. Eclitli E. 

Jaflrey. 

4014. Jenny, b. in Paris, France, June 21, 1859; m. April 28, 1886, 

Charles Edward Tracy, a member of the New York Bar ; res. 
New York City. They liave : 

i. Grace Bigelow, b. Sept. 27, 1888. 

4015. Annie, b. in London, Eng., Nov. 30, 1863. 

4016. Flora, b. at Higliland Falls, Oct. 18, 1868 ; m. Dec. 15, 1886, 

Charles Stuart Dodge, a grandson of the late William E. 
Dodge ; res. New York City. They have : 
i. Flora, b. June 25, 1889. 

1095-2448. Amasa Strong Bigelow, son of Eli and Annie 
(Freeman) Bigelow, was born iu Conn., probably in the vicinity 
of Haddam ; married, March 31, 1806, Lovisa Ferre ; they 
resided in Springfield, Mass., several years, where their children 
were born ; they died at Dalton, Mass. Their children were : 

4017. fAMASA Freeman, b. May 6, 1807; m. Sybil White. 

4018. Sophia, b. March 11, 1813; m. April 4, 1834, Lester Belden, 6. 

in Wethersfleld, Conn., Feb. 14, 1811; they resided in Conn, for 
a time, then moved to Cortland, N. Y., where he d. March 26, 
1853; she m. second, Oct. 13, 1856, Col. Judah Pierce of 
Truxton, N. Y. He died April 18, 1874. She had two children : 
i. Ellen Elizabeth, b. in Norwalk, Conn., Nov. 1, 1833; 

res. Cortland, N. Y. 
ii. James Lester, b. in Cortland, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1840; 
res. Florida. 

4019. tCiiARLES Pierce, b. Dec. 5, 1824 ; m. Maggie J. Rogers. 

1095-2449. Gilbert Bigelow, son of Eli and Annie 
(Freeman) Bigelow, was born in Conn., and is said to have 
lived near Springfield, Mass., where he had a family : 

4020. Seth Gilbert ; m. Mattie Chase of Dalton, Mass. 

4021. Admiral ; went to Iowa. 

1097-2453. AsHBEL Bigelow, son of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Bigelow, was born in Vermont, May 7, 1785 ; married, 
Sept. 28, 1808, Almeda Hurlburt. They lived in Williamstown, 
Vt., many years. The following is all we find of their family : 

4022. Molly, b. April 1, 1810. 

4023. Amy H., b. ,Tuly 12, 1812. 

4024. Asahel a., b. Feb. 8, 1814. 

4025. Elizabeth, 6. June 1, 1816. 

4026. Horace M., b. 1818. 

1097-2455. Elisha Bigelow, son of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Bigelow, was born in Vermont, Sept. 11, 1788 ; mar- 



GENEALOGY. 379 

rietl, Dec. 5, 1813, Abigail R. Crane, daughter of Zebulon 
Crane; born Oct. 8, 1790. They resided in Williamstown, 
Chelsea, and Brookfield, Vt. In 1834 he moved to Ohio and 
settled in Orwell, where he died Oct. 28, 1868. She died Feb. 
8, 1875. Their children were : 

4027. Nabbyiiappylona, b. in Brookfield, x\.pril 1, 1816 ; d. May 27, 1816. 

4028. RiiODA Malvina, b. in Brookfield, July 8, 1817; m. Oct. 2, 1839, 

.John Northway ; res. Ashtabula, O. 

4029. fZEBULON Crane, b. in Brookfield, Feb. 10, 1819 ; m. Samantha 

Howard. 

4030. fARiEL Stevens, b. in Brookfield, June 23, 1822; m. Ann A. 

Reeves. 

4031. fSiLAS, b. in Brookfield, Dec. 1, 1823; m. Zeruiah S. Morse. 

4032. fGEORGE A., b. Sept. 14, 1825; m. Eliza G. Townsend. 

4033. HiR.or, b. July 26, 1827; d. Feb. 3, 1836. 

4034. Polly ImoCxEne, b. Sept. 19, 1829; res. Orwell, O. 

4035. Leandeb Crane, b. Nov. 1, 1831; m. Nov. 19, 1866, Matilda 

Heath; res. South Thompson, O. 

1097-2456. Elijah Bigelow, son of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Bigelow, was boru in Vermont, Aug. 17, 1790 ; mar- 
ried Jane Gordon. The following is all we can find concerning 
his family ; they resided in the west : 

4036. Julia Ann, b. Oct., 1817; d. 1823. 

4037. Elizabeth, b. April, 1818. 

4038. Salmon, b. 1820. 

4039. John, b. 1822. 

4040. Adeline, b. 1828. 

1097-2458. Daniel A. Bigelow, son of Timothy and Eliza- 
beth (Arnold) Bigelow, was born in Williamstown, Vt., Aug. 4, 

1797 ; married, 1822, Ruth Hillman. They resided in Ohio. 
He died Aug. 25, 1827, leaving two children : 

4041. Russell, b. Dec. 23, 1823; res. Hartsgrove, Ohio. 

4042. William, b. June 17, 1825; d. Dec, 1884; res. Hartsgrove, Ohio. 

1097-2459. Timothy Bigelow, son of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Bigelow, was boru iu Williamstown, Vt., July 4, 

1798 ; married, Sept., 1825, Ann Dudley. They resided in 
West Bloomfield, O., where he died June, 1842. Their children 
were : 

4043. Eliza Ann, b. Nov. 7, 1826; m. Talcott; res. Liuesville, 

Penn. 

4044. Seth G., b. July 1, 1828; res. Liuesville, Penn. 

4045. George W., b. Aug. 21, 1833. 

1097-2460. Amasa Bigelow, son of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Arnold) Bigelow, was born iu AVilliamstown, Vt., Aug. 22, 



380 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1803 ; married, May, 1838, Clarissa Orr. They resided in 
Missouri at the time of his death. May, 1859. Their children 
were : 

4046. Mary A., b. March 21, 1839. 

4047. Joseph S., b. Aug. 12, 1841. 

4048. George O., b. Oct. 27, 1843. 

4049. Sarah W., b. Oct. 24, 1845. 

4050. Daniel A., b. Aug. 1, 1848. 

1105-2462. GriLBEKT BiGELOw, SOU of Seth G. and Lucy 
(Wheatley) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., July 23, 
1812 ; married Roxinda Whitcomb of Orange, Vt., and resides 
in Brookfield, where he is now living (1889). Their children 
were : 

4051. George W., b. June 18, 1838. 

4052. Emeline S., b. April 19, 1840. 

4053. Isabel E., b. Aug. 3, 1841. 

4054. Imogene F., b. Dec. 26, 1848. 

1105-2463. Andrew W. Bigelow, son of Seth G. and 
Lucy (Wheatley) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 
14, 1815 ; married, Jan. 1, 1839, Electa Pomeroy Edson, daugh- 
ter of Jonah and Sophia (Stiles) Edson; born in Brookfield, 
May 31, 1816. They lived in Brookfield, where he died March 
27, 1849. They had two children. She married second, Oct. 
11, 1854, Samuel Milton Bigelow. Children: 

4055. Marcia Sophia, b. Nov. 5, 1842; m. Dec. 22, 1863, William Ray 

Oatlev, son of Ebeuezer T. and Elizabeth T. (Hood) Oatley; b. 
in Smithfleld, R. I., April 23, 1838; d. in Rochester, N. Y., 
Sept. 20, 1886 ; she d. Aug. 12, 1867. They had : 

i. Wheatley Tefft, b. June 29, 1867; d. Aug. 4, 1867. 

4056. Alice Marion, b. Dec. 31, 1847; d. June 19, 1848. 

1112-2472. Samuel Allen Bigelow, son of Ira and Rachel 
(Allen) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Ct., Nov. 8, 1798; 
married, June 19, 1825, Maria Mariann Almy, daughter of 
"William and Mary (Olney) Almy; born in Shaftsbury, Vt., 
Oct. 17, 1804. When but a boy his father moved from Col- 
chester to Geneseo, N. Y., and settled upon a farm, but before 
he attained his majority he went to Buffalo, where he obtained a 
situation as clerk in a general store, and with the exception of 
about six years, 1824 to 1830, he made that city his home and 
was actively engaged in mercantile business. "He was a man 
whom to know was to respect, esteem and love. Of incorrupti- 
ble integrity and steady firmness. He was gentle and kind to 



GENEALOGY. 381 

all in an unusual degree." He died in Buffalo, May 31, 1877. 
Their children were : 

4057. t Albert, h. in Staflbrd, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1827; m. Maria Storrs. 

4058. William Henry, h. in Buffalo, May 14, 183(1. 

4059. fSAMUEL Olney, h. in Buffalo, July 12, 1839; m. Mary L. Perry. 

1112-2474. Roderick Bigelow, son of Ira and Rachel 
(Allen) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 1800, and 
when quite young his father moved to western New York 
and settled near Geneseo. He married Sabrina Utter, sister 
of Dr. Eleazer R. Utter, and lived in Blossburg, Penn.,. several 
years, and was the first to discover coal on Capt. Bloss' 
farm. He then moved to Troy, Bradford Co. In Oct., 1837, 
he moved to Port Dover, Ont., and in Sept., 1841, he moved 
from there to Rock Co., Wis., where he died Jan. 16, 1856, 
She died April, 1849. They had : 

4060. Oliver Hazard Perry, h. 1822; m. 1842, Phebe Ann Richmond; 

res. Plover, Wis. 

4061. James L., b. 1824; m. Harriet Vargesen; res. Woousocket, South 

Dakota; he d. Nov. 26, 1888. 

4062. Charles E. : m. Kate Jackson ; res. San Prancisco, Cal. 

4063. George W., h. Sept., 1829; m. 1850, Caroline Reach; res. Saw- 

yer's Bar, Cal. 
4063^. Amanda M., b. Dec, 1831; m. Aug., 1851, Alfred Ward; res. 

Heron Lake, Minn. 
4063f. Betsey E., h. 1834; m. Feb., 1852, Nelson Parish; res. Ionia, 

Iowa. ; he d. Feb. 28, 1887. 
4063i. Mary, h. 1836 ; m. May, 1852, William H. Birdsell ; res. Cavour, 

South Dakota. 
4063|. Harriet A., b. in Port Dover, July 10, 1839; m. April 16, 1859, 

William T. Hinkley; b. April 24, 1819; d. Oct. 14, 1865; res. La 

Crosse, Wis. 

4064. Judge Mortimer, b. at Utter's Corners, Wis., Feb. 14, 1842; in. 

1866, Clarice Eddy ; he was in the army during the Rebellion, 
and died from the effects of wounds received, Feb. 13, 1876 ; 
res. Riceford, Minn. 
4064i, Lydia Sabrina, b. July 27, 1844; m. Nov., 1865, David Snyder; 
she d. Oct. 26, 1889 ; res. Caledonia, Minn. 

1118-2477, Jonathan Gates Bigelow, son of Stephen and 
Deborah G, (Smith) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
Dec, 15, 1798; married, Sept, 13, 1827, Hope Skinner, daugh- 
ter of Dea. David and Hope (Lord) Skinner ; born in Marl- 
borough, Conn,, July 27, 1798; died in Westchester, Dec, 13, 
1870, He died March 23, 1874, They had : 

4065. fDAViD SiaNNER, b. April 3, 1829 ; m. Abby M. Usher, 

1137-2501, William Jesse Bigelow, son of Dr, Jesse and 
Roxy (Robbins) Bigelow, was born in East Haddam, Conn,, 



382 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

May 21, 1823; married, Sept. 5, 1848, Elizabeth Ann Seeley ; 
born in Bethel, Conn., Jan. 28, 1825. They resided in New 
York, where he died Dec. 4, 1849, leaving one daughter: 

4066. Amelia Jessie, h. Sept. 27, 1849 ; m. Nov. 5, 1885, Samuel Dibble 

Seelye, M.D. ; res. Montgomery, Ala. They hacl : 
i. Ethel Bigelow, h. Sept. 2, 1887. 

1143-2504. Elihu Bigelow, son of Dea. John and Temper- 
ance (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Sept. 5, 1792 ; 
married Lydia Lyons ; moved to Ohio, where his father had 
bought a large tract of land. She died and he married second, 
Hannah Carson. He died in Johnstown, O., Nov. 9, 1821. 
Their children were : 

4067. John Lyman, h. Aug. 21, 1817; d. Oct. 31, 1821. 

4068. Orrin Spencer, h. Dec. 25, 1819; m. and res. Indiana. Has two 

children. 

4069. Elihu, b. Nov. 17, 1821; res. Van Wert, O. Has seven children. 

1143-2511. John Spencer Bigelow, son of Dea. John and 
Temperance (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, March 
14, 1807; married in Colchester, Nov. 11, 1829, Caroline 
Amanda Wells of Haddam, Conn. ; born Feb. 12, 1810. They 
moved to New York State and settled at Conewango, Catta- 
raugus Co. Their children were : 

4070. tJoHN Wells, h. Nov. 5, 1830; to. Laura P. Wood. 

4071. Emmaria, h. April 15, 1833; to. Oct. 11, 1853, James N. Burt. 

They had : 

i. Ella Sophia, h. Sept. 17, 1854. 
ii. John, h. July, 1866. 

4072. Harriet Eliza, h. March 22, 1836. 

4073. Francis Asa, h. May 15, 1838; d. June 15, 1838. 

4074. Lydia Antoinette, h. Sept. 17, 1839; m. 1869, George E. Seager; 

res. Kandolph, N. Y. ; no issue. 

4075. Mary Jane, b. July 5, 1841 ; m. Nov. 23, 1864, Thaddeus Smith. 

They had : 

i. Frank. 
ii. Ralph. 

4076. fFRANCis Marion, h. Jan. 29, 1846 ; m. 

4077. tCHARLES Asa, h. Oct. 30, 1847; to. 

4078. Hannah Amanda, b. March 13, 1850. 

1143-2512. Hon. Israel Bennoni Bigelow, son of Dea. John 
and Temperance (Spencer) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 
Vt., Sept. 26, 1809 ; married in Colchester, Nov. 2, 1837, Mary 
H. Avery ; he being recorded as a resident of Selma, Ala. He 
went to Texas in the days of the Republic and settled in Browns- 
ville, and when the Mexican War broke out, he entered the ser- 
vice and was severely wounded, from the effects of which he 



GENEALOGY. 383 

died at Brownsville, Texas, March 29, 1869. From a Browns- 
ville paper we copy the following. " At the conclusion of the 
Mexican War, he devoted himself to the study of law in the 
practice of which he has constantly displayed the most indomita- 
ble energy and unswerving perseverance ; these were the promi- 
nent characters of his career as a lawyer. His remarkable energy 
was strikingly exhibited even during his last sickness. He had 
several appealed cases in the Supreme Court at Galveston at its 
last term, despite the fact that he had been for weeks confined 
to his bed and as his friends believed with slight hopes of ulti- 
mate recovery. He had himself conveyed to the steamer at Bra- 
zos on a bed placed in an ambulance and in this condition of 
health proceeded to Galveston. There he attended to business 
with his usual keenness and activity of mind, and on the break- 
ing up of the Court for want of a quorum, returned home — his 
work completed — to die. As a man Judge Bigelow was large 
hearted, kind and generous. He was the idol of the poor and 
helpless classes of our population especially the Mexicans, for 
whose stories of want or misfortune he had always a ready, 
friendly ear, and an open, generous hand. Few men in the com- 
munity were more thoroughly identified with the growth, prog- 
ress and prosperity of Brownsville than Judge Bigelow." 

When the cholera raged so fearfully in Brownsville and none 
could be persuaded to bury the dead, and there was no Board of 
Health to compel them, then Israel B. Bigelow dug graves, read 
the burial service and buried them himself, and then assumed the 
responsibility of forming the Mexicans (that were held as 
prisoners in the city) into gangs and compelled them with others 
to clean the streets, and ordered food and necessaries to be pro- 
vided at public expense, and by using all possible precautions, soon 
reduced the death rate, and overcame the epidemic. The acts 
and other kindnesses to the Texas citizens made him ever dear 
to them. He was elected Mayor of the City, and one of his first 
measures was to secure for them proper sanitary regulations for 
the future. A lawyer by profession, he was made one of the 
Judges of the Supreme Court of Texas. His only child died in 
infancy. An adopted daughter, Mrs. Hattie Foster, is now living 
in Jacksonville, Florida. 

1151-2513. James Bigelow, son of Ephraim B. and Anne 
(Way) Bigelow, was born in Hoosick, N. Y., May 4, 1793; 



384 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

married Joanna De Bar; boi"n Nov. 28, 1809; 'died May 13, 
1838. He died Dec. 30, 1870. They resided at Wolcott, N. Y. 
Children : 

4079. tEzRA J., h. iu Wolcott, Nov. 22, 1829; m. Caroline M. Bennett. 
4079i. tCHARLEsL., b. iu Wolcott; m. Eachel Ann Case; res. Phelps, 

N. y. 

1151-2524. Charles L. Bigelow, son of Ephraim B. and 
Anne (Way) Bigelow, was born in Hoosick, N. Y., Aug. 13, 
1816 ; married, Sept. 14, 1843, Christian Vought ; born Jan. 16, 
1824. They reside at Wolcott, N. Y., where their children were 
born : 

4080. tNiCHOLAS B., b. Jan. 23, 1845; m. Rachel S. Reynolds. 

4081. Annie Marilla, &. March 1,1849; m. Jan. 20, 1869, Andrew 

Whitbeck, son of Isaac and Sophia Whitl)eck; b. March 15, 
1843; res. Wolcott, where he is engaged in the manufacture of 
hay elevators, in company with his brother-in-law. Their chil- 
dren were : 

i. Bertha, b. July 20, 1879 ; d. Sept. 24, 1879. 

ii. May, b. March 12, 1881. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1884. 

1154-2529. Jonathan Bigelow, son of James and Anna 
(Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, 1795 ; married Harriet 
Worthington, by whom he had four children, three of whom died 
of consumption as also his wife, who died June 22, 1851. He 
married second, Bridget Minard. He died Dec. 14, 1876, aged 
81 years. She died in Colchester March 13, 1877, aged 84 years. 
His son : 

4082. tWiLLL\]M Sherman ; m. Mary Jane -. 



1154-2531. James Bigelow, son of James and Anna (Day) 
Bigelow, was born in Colchester; married, March 20, 1819, Lois 
Loomis, daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Dunham) Loomis ; 
born Jan. 2, 1804. Resided in Lebanon, Conn., then went 
West. Their children were : 

4083. Eliza Ann, b. July 9, 1820; m. Aug. 29, 1835, Loren Flood. 

4084. Henry Albert, b. Nov. 7, 1830. 

4085. Mary. 

1154-2533. Guy Bigelow, second son of James and Anna 
(Day) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, May 17, 1802 ; married 
at the house of James Bigelow, Oct. 13, 1822, Nancy Hurd, by 
John Bigelow, Justice of the Peace. They resided at the old 



GENEALOGY. 385 

homestead on Bulkeley Hill, in Colchester, where he died May 
15, 1877, aged 74 years. Their children were : 

4086. Nancy C. ; m. Oct. 31, 18G5, George W. Harding; she res. Jersey 

City, N. J. 

4087. Abby Jane; m. Nov. 28, 1852, Dr. Natlianiel Foote; res. Salem, 

Conn. 

4088. Ann Eliza ; to. Dec. 31, 1844, Natlianiel Strong; res. Westcliestcr. 

4089. LuciiETiA; m.(?) Dec. 16, 1855, John B. Staples of Colchester. 

4090. Dennis. 

4091. Emma. 

4092. Isadora, b. Oct. 3, 184- ; to. June 5, 1867, Luther M. Carrier. 

4093. Asa. 

4094. Otis, b. June 4, 1838; to. Sept. 4, 1859, Hattie H. Stocking; res. 

Wortliington, Minn. ; no issue. 

4095. tGuY Marcellus ; m. Mary S. Foote. 

1160-2534. Horace Bigelow, son of Otis and Henrietta 
(Butler) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, , Oct. 10, 1793; mar- 
ried, Sept. 1, 1826, Charlotte, daughter of John and Nancy 
(Hawley) Williams ; born March 9, 1806 ; died Aug. 6, 1828. 
He married second, Feb. 2, 1830, Julia Ann Porter ; born in 
New Hartford, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1809. He came to Saugerfield in 
1802, and learned the trade of a hatter. He died July 27, 1871, 
in Waterville. Their children were : 

4096. fHoRACE Porter, b. April 13, 1838 ; to. Pauline Carolina Mayer. 

4097. Laura Amelia, b. Aug. 31, 1840; m. Charles C. Bigelow, son of 

Leander Bigelow. 

4098. fDANA Williams, b. Nov. 27, 1843 ; m. Katherine Huntington. 

1160-2537. Dr. Leander B. Bigelow, son of Otis and Hen- 
rietta (Butler) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., June 26, 
1797 ; married Frances Ann Pomeroy ; born Feb. 22, 1803 ; 
died Feb. 21, 1833. He married second, Mary Abigail Brown, 
daughter of Jonas and Mary (Eastman) Brown ; born in Chel- 
sea, Vt., June 25, 1816. He died Feb. 6, 1850; was a physi- 
cian. He had by his first wife : 

4099. Laura Eliza ; to. Wihiam Pitt Angel ; he d. Feb. 9, 1869 ; she d. 

April 2, 1873. 

4100. Alfred Jewell; m. Mary E. Newell; she d.; he to. second 

Eunice Foote, she d. March 4, 1869 ; he to. third, Mary Brown. 
4100i. Charlotte M. ; m. Rufus Sheldon, a professor; res. JBrooklyn, 
N. Y. ; she d. Feb. 6, 1880. 

4101. George Washington; d. Nov. 3, 1846. 

He had by his second wife : 

4102. Frances A. ; to. Edwin S. Ford, a merchant in New York City. 

4103. Harriet; d. April 28, 1837. 

4103i. Leander Bartlett, Jr. ; d. Dec. 1, 1856. 
47 



386 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4104. fCnARLES Cakroll, h. in Auburn, Nov. 21,1839; m. Laura A. 

Bigelow. 

4105. Mary Agnes; to. Eev. Samuel Miller, a Presbyterian minister 

at Deansville, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

4106. Adei.ike Louise; to. James R. Angel, a lawyer in New Yorli 

City. 

4107. Georgiana Gertrude ; to. Lucius Newton ; res. Sherburne, N. Y. 

4108. George Washington ; m. Carrie Croft, is a physician in Brook- 

lyn, N. Y. 

1160-2538. Chandler Butler Bigelow, son of Otis and 
Henrietta (Butler) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., 
May 14, 1801 ; married, March 28, 1824, Amanda Wright, born 
in New Haven, Conn., July 11, 1805 ; died in Bergen, N. Y., 
Dec. 26, 1830 ; he married second, Oct. 6, 1834, Mary Walker 
Fulton. He was a blacksmith by trade, but later in life became 
a farmer. He resided for many years in Bergen, N. Y., and 
while there was honored with public office, was State Loan 
Commissioner. In 1852, he removed with his family to Dundee, 
Mich., where he resided until his death, Nov. 27, 1872. A 
man highly respected by all for his honesty and unswerving 
integrity. His children were born in Bergen, with the exception 
of the last two : 

4109. tHoRACE Otis, h. March 17, 1826; m. Adeline S. Phillips. 

4110. Andrew Chandler, b. March 19, 1828; to. Maria Cosgrove ; he 

d. in Sylvania, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1852. 

4111. Barton Bartlett; to. Ann Daily; she died; he to. second 

Catherine E. Stough; he d. at Head's Praire, Texas, Oct. 7, 
1881. 

4112. Frances Amanda, b. Nov. 24, 1830; to. Oct. 5, 1857, Anson 

Smith, b. in Poland, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., July 31, 1829; d. at 
Salamanca, N. Y., May 1, 1885. They had : 

i. Wells Butler, b. in Eochester, Sept. 5. 1859; to. 

Oct. 30, 1884, Ella M. Wright ; res. Montana, 
ii. George Anson, b. in Salamanca, July 7, 1867. 

4113. Olney Bacchus, b. Jan. 9, 1836; d. April 16, 1847. 

4114. George Henry, b. Jan. 9, 1838. 

4115. Mary Louisa, b. Oct. 13, 1840; d. May 18, 1855. 

4116. Helen Josephine, b. April 24, 1844; d. Oct. 28, 1852. 

4117. Emma Gertrude, b. .June 14, 1846; d. Jan. 9, 1848. 

4118. Charles Franklin, b. May 19, 1849; m. Oct. 13, 1875, Mary 

Potter, b. in Walworth, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1854; res. Dundee, 
Mich. 

4119. Eva Gertrude, b. July 4, 1852; res. Dundee. 

4120. Harlow Church, b. March 4, 1855 ; res. Dundee. 

1161-2539. Horace R. Bigelow of St. Paul, Minn., son of 
Erastus and Statira (Ransom) Bigelow, was born in Watervliet, 
N. Y., March 13, 1820; married, June 4, 1862, Cornelia 
Shewill, daughter of Lewis and Clarissa Shewill, born in New 



GENEALOGY. 387 

Hartford, Dec. 17, 1837 ; they have resided in St. Paul for 
many years, where he is a well known lawyer. Their children 
were : 

4121. LEW^s Shewill, /). in New Hartford, N. Y., June 29, 1863; 

graduated at Yale College, 1888 ; 7-es. St. Paul. 

4122. Alice Ransom, h. in St. Paul, June 12, 1865. 

4123. Horace Erastus, b. in St. Paul, May 12, 1867; is a lawyer in 

St. Paul. 

4124. Cornelia Bartlett, b. Jan. 15, 1877. 

11G4-2543. Harvey Bigelow, son of Harvey and Eliza 
(Briggs) Bigelow, was born in Stillwater, N. Y., July 4, 1816 ; 
married in Hartford, Conn., Sept. 17, 1839, Rosina A. Hurlburt 
of Hartford, he being recorded as of Lagrange, Mich. She 
died ; he married second, Sept. 14, 1843, Laura M. Hurlburt of 
Hartford, sister of bis first wife ; they resided in Dowagiac, 
Mich. Their children all reside in Dowagiac. 

4125. Otis ; m. Anna Tuttle. They have one son : 

i. Raymond T. 

4126. Charles H. ; m. Adalaide Chandler. They had two sons : 

i. Louis C. 
ii. Harry W. 

4127. Harvey S. ; 7n. Jenny Foster. They had one daughter: 

i. Kate. 

4128. Herman M. ; m. Sarah CuUum. They had two sons : 

i. Albert. 
ii. George. 

1171-2551. Asa R. Bigelovt, son of Col. Guy and Sarah 
Ann (Waite) Bigelow, was born in Colchester, Conn., Jan. 17, 
1830 ; married, Sept. 13, 1855, Anne Putnam Brown, daughter 
of James Brown of Brooklyn, Conn., and great-granddaughter 
of Gen. Israel Putnam ; she was born in Brooklyn, July 25, 
1829 ; they reside in Colchester on the old homestead of his 
father. Their children were : 

4129. t James Dixon, b. Sept. 9, 1856; m. KateKrout. 

4130. Elizabeth Brinley, b. in Brooklyn, March 21, 1858. 

4131. Sarah Waite, b. in Brooklyn, Dec. 29, 1861. 

4132. Henry Waite, b. in Colchester, May 8, 1868. 

1177-2563. George Newton Bigelow, Jr., son of George N. 
and Hannah (Seeley) Bigelow, was born Oct. 8, 1837 ; married 
in Palmyra, N. Y., where he resides; he is engaged in photog- 
raphy. He has two sons : 

4133. George Newton. 

4134. William Anscomb. 



388 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1192-2567. Joshua R. Bigelow, son of John and Abigail 
(Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., Jan. 8, 
1817 ; married, Nov. 30, 1841, Ruth H. Hathaway, daughter of 
Samuel and Ruth (Hinckley) Hathaway ; they resided in Boston, 
where he was engaged in mercantile business. He died in 
Boston, Dec. 21, 1886. Their children were : 

4135. Charles E. 

4136. Lillian. 

1192-2569. John W. Bigelow, son of John and Abigail 
(Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., April 27, 
1824; married, Nov. -7, 1849, Anna M. Barton, daughter of 
Judge Ira and Mary (Bullard) Barton, born in Oxford, Mass., 
April 21, 1826 ; they resided in Boston and New York, and was 
engaged in mercantile business. He died in Worcester, Aug. 26, 
1883. Their children were : 

4187. William Blake, h. in Medford, Feb. 5, 1852. 

4138. Annie, b. in Medford, Jan. 20, 1855; to. Oct. 1, 1874, at Newport, 

Cliarles F. McKim. 

4139. Samuel Lee, b. at St. James, France, Ang. 23, 1856 ; d. Aug. 26, 

1856. 

4140. Marie, b. at Boston, June 20, 1861. 

1192-2570. Dr. Samuel Lee Bigelow, son of John and 
Abigail (Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., 
June 2, 1826. He studied medicine, completing his studies in 
Paris, and married at Worcester, May 1, 1857, Lucy Barton, 
daughter of Judge Ira M. and Mary (Bullard) Barton, born in 
Worcester, July 24, 1834. He resided in Paris several years 
previous to the war, but on the breaking out of the rebellion he 
entered the service and was Brigade Surgeon, under Gen. 
W. B. Franklin. He died at Hagerstown, Md., Nov. 1, 1862, 
of disease, and was buried at Worcester. Their children were : 

4141. Samuel Lee, b. at Paris, France, July 28, 1858. 

4142. Abigail, b. at Paris, Ang. 2, 1860; d. Ang. 7, 1860. 

1192-2571. Henry W. Bigelow, son of John and Abigail 
(Richardson) Bigelow, was born in Templeton, Mass., April 12, 
1828 ; married, Jan. 2, 1854, Frances Porter, daughter of 
George W. and Elizabeth (Hall) Porter, born in Medford, 
Feb. 20, 1832; died June 11, 1870; they resided in Medford. 
Their children were : 

4143. Howard. 

4144. Bessie Hall. 
4146. Edward Sumner. 



GENEALOGY. 389 

1200-2580. GoKiiAM Bigelow, son of Abijali and Sarah 
(Haskell) Bigelow, was born Jan. 7, 1807 ; married in Charles- 
town, Jan. 17, 1831, Emeline Wiuslow, daughter of Edward 
Winslow; born in Boston, Feb. 9, 1807; died in Charlestown, 
Feb. 18, 1864. They resided in Charlestown, where he for many 
years kept a public house. They had : 

4146. Francis Gokiiam, h. May 24, 1832; d. in Charlestown, Sept. 4, 

1859. 

1204-2586. Robert William Bigelow, son of Joseph and 
Agnes M. (Nisbet) Bigelow, was born in Richmond, Va., Jan. 
3, 1825 : married, May, 1853, Eliza R. Green of Hanover Co., 
Va. She died 1854, leaving one daughter. He married second, 
Catharine R. Davis of Hanover Co., by whom he had one daugh- 
ter. He died in Richmond, 1872. Children : 

4147. Eliza Jane. 

4148. Kate Imoline. 

1204-2587. Woodbury B. Bigelow, sou of Joseph and 
Agnes M. (Nisbet) Bigelow, was born in Richmond, Va., Oct. 
5, 1829 ; married, Oct. 3, 1850, Cornelia L. Rust, daughter of 
Thomas A. Rust of Boston ; born Jan. 25, 1831. They resided 
in Richmond, where he was a bank officer for many years. He 
died in that city, Oct. 3, 1888. Their children were born in 
Richmond : 

4149. Archibald Blair, h. July 25, 1851; m. Nov. 15, 1887, Blanche 

Bargamin of Richmond. 

4150. Ellen Virginia ; d. 

4151. Mary Abby, b. Sept. 14, 1856; m. April 26, 1876, Chester A. 

Delaney, a native of Mass. ; res. Richmond. They had : 
i. Josephine Louise. 
ii. Mary Cornelia. 
iii. Nellie Williams. 

4152. William M., b. Aug. 15, 1860; res. Richmond. 

1205-2588. Thomas A. Bigelow, son of Thomas and Sarah 
A. (Dudley) Bigelow, was born in Harvard, Mass., Feb. 23, 
1819 ; married, Sept. 12, 1855, Sarah Whitcomb of Harvard. 
Their children were born in Harvard : 

4153. Emma Louisa, b. July 27, 1856. 

4154. Ella Morton, b. Aug. 23, 1858. 

4155. Arthur Sherman, b. Aug. 22, 1860; res. Harvard. 

4156. John Russell, b. Dec. 3, 1864. 

4157. Albert Hill, b. Sept. 9, 1869. 

1205-2590. Guilford D. Bigelow, son of Thomas and Sarah 
A. (Dudley) Bigelow, was born in Harvard, Mass., Oct. 19, 



390 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1830; married, March 8, 1861, Lucy M. Colby of Allston. 
They had : 

4158. Guilford D., b. Sept. 18, 1863. 

4159. Daniel W. C, b. Aug. 23, 1865; d. Sept. 25, 18G5. 

4160. Webster C, b. Aug. 30, 1866; d. April 12, 18G7. 

4161. Lucy Louisa, b. Oct. 30, 1868. 
4162.1 

4163. I Triplets, b. Dec. 13, 1874. 
41G4. j 

4165. Daughter, b. Sept. 18, 1876. 

1214-2596. Calvin Augustus Bigelow, son of Job S. and 
Lucy (Whittemore) Bigelow, was born July 26, 1843. He en- 
listed in Co. B, 53d Regt. Mass. Vols., Oct. 17, 1862; dis- 
charged Sept. 2, 1863 ; re-enlisted in Co. F, 57th Regt. Mass. 
Vols., Feb. 18, 1864; discharged June 13, 1865. He married, 
July 5, 1870, Amanda Kinsman; born Aug. 9, 1842. Resided 
in Fitchburg, Mass. They had : 

4166. William Calvin, b. June 20, 1871. 

1215-2597. James Calvin Bigelow, son of James B. and 
Susanna (Miller) Bigelow, was born at North Bay, N. Y., April 
20, 1842; married in Utica, July 6, 1869, Harriet Nutt ; born 
at Bradford, White Hill, England, Sept. 28, 1848, They reside 
in Utica, N. Y. Their children were : 

4167. Hattie Clarissa, b. in Utica, July 21, 1870. 

4168. James Calvin, Jr., b. in Utica, Aug. 4, 1874. 

1220-2600. Dr. Henry Bigelow, son of Lewis and Sophia 
(Stowell) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., May 20, 
1817 ; married in Boston, Aug. 25, 1840, Matilda A. Poole of 
Boston. He studied medicine and became a very skilful physi- 
cian. He removed to Newton, where he lived for many years, 
and died Jan. 21, 1866. He did a great deal for the cause of 
education, and was a man of high moral character, as is testi- 
fied to by a large circle of friends who erected a chapel, called 
Bigelow Chapel, and dedicated it in honor of him, at Newton, 
and also a monument which was erected by the school children 
in Newton for the great work he had done in the cause of educa- 
tion. Their children were : 

4169. Ethie Maria ; res. Newton. 

4170. Lewis, b. in Newton, July 8, 1853; res. Rochester. 

4171. Helen Matilda, b. in Newton, Aug. 18, 1868. 



GENEALOGY. 391 

1223-2606. Levi P. Bigelow, son of Levi and Eunice (Blake) 
Bigelow, was born in "Worcester, Mass., Oct., 1818; married 
Almira Pierce. He lived in Northfield, N. H., Wincliendon 
and Grafton, Mass. He married second, April 18, 1872, 
Priscilla McLallcn. Their children were : 

4172. Harriet Jane, h. in Winchendon, Aug. 3, 1840; d. m Alstead, 

N. H., Jan. 10, 1863. 

4173. tGEORGE P., b. in Nortlilield, N. H., Dec. 12, 1843; m. Nellie 



4174. Edward Everett, b. in Winchendon, March 6, 1845. 

4175. Wayland L., b. in Grafton, Sept. 10, 1851. 

4176. Emma Josephine, b. in Grafton, May 10, 1854. 

1223-2607. Lewis H. Bigelow, son of Levi and Eunice 
(Blake) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass. ; married. May 
1, 1844, Rhoda Ann Kemp. Resided in Grafton, Mass. Their 
children were : 

4177. Oscar L., b. Auff. 16, 1845; d. Aiig. 12, 1848. 

4178. Ella Menllla, b. July 1, 1847; d. May 29, 1851. 

4179. Marion Alice, />. Sept. 28, 1849; d. Feb. 20, 1850. 

4180. tOscAR F., b. Jan. 15, 1851 ; m. Clara L. Badger. 

4181. fMYRON Henry, b. Nov. 27, 1854; m. Flora E. Witherell. 

4182. Warren, b. May 6, 1860; m.; res. Grafton, Mass. 

1223-2608. Frederick Bigelow, son of Levi and Eunice 
(Blake) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., Aug. 22, 1822 ; 
married Eliza Blood, and now resides in Holbrook, Mass. They 
had : 

4183. Elizabeth; d. 

4184. Nelson; res. Holbrook. 

4185. Frank; res. Holbrook. 

4186. Edgar; res. Brockton, Mass. 

1223-2609. Franklin Bigelow, son of Levi and Eunice 
(Blake) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., Aug. 22, 1822 ; 
married in Grafton, Mass., Dec. 29, 1842, Elizabeth T. Kemp ; 
born Sept. 2, 1824; died in Grafton, June 23, 1851. He died 
Aug. 20, 1850. They had : 

4187. Abby L., b. in Grafton, Feb. 12, 1844; m. Nov. 1, 1865, B. N. 

Fairbanks. 

1226-2612. Samuel Bigelow, son of Samuel and Mary Ann 
(Cole) Bigelow, was born in Charlestown, Mass., March 22, 

1827 ; married, Jan. 21, 1852, Catherine A. ; born in St. 

John, N. B., March 5, 1827. He died in Boston, June 26, 1877. 
She now (1888) resides in Boston. Their children were : 
4189. Kate E., b. in New York City, Feb. 18, 1853; d. Oct. 17, 1856. 



392 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4190. Emma L., h. in New York, Oct. 10, 1856 ; m. Oct. 15, 1876, George 

M. Clark; res. Boston. 

4191. Harriet J., h. in New York, July 1, 1859; d. Dec. 14, 1876. 

4192. Frank O., b. in Brooklyn, April 8, 1868; res. Boston. 

1259-2633. Aktemas Bigelow, son of Hopestill and Charlotte 
(Bates) Bigelow, was born July 4, 1818 ; married, July 11, 1843, 
Elizabeth Shattuck ; born March 5, 1820. They reside in Kill- 
iugsworth, Conn. Their childi'en were : 

4193. Frank Rolston, h. Feb. 12, 1847. 

4194. Mary Elizabeth, h. April 4, 1849 ; to. Coburn, and has 

three children ; res. Lowell, Mass. 

4195. Arte Herbert, h. Dec. 23, 1854; m. and res. Rondout, N. Y* 

1264-2634. Niram Bigelow, son of Samuel Liscomb and 
Catherine (Van Gorder) Bigelow, was born in Reading, N. Y., 
Sept. 16, 1814; married, Jan. 19, 1837, Corrinne Stanford ; born 
in Oriskany, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1819 ; died in MUo, N. Y., Dec. 
25, 1880. He resides at Penn Yan, N. Y. Their children were : 

4196. Samel, h. in Jerusalem, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1837; d. June 2, 1856. 

4197. Mary, h. in Milo, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1839; d. July 15, 1843. 

4198. Stanford, h. in Milo, Dec. 23, 1841; kiUed at Petersburg, "Va., 

Dec. 25, 1865. 

4199. Francis Harris, h. in Milo, April 5, 1844; to. June 6, 1869, Mary 

Duane; he d. in San Francisco, Cal., July 23, 1887. 

4200. Corrinna, h. in Milo, June 11, 1846; m. June 19, 1866, Alpha O. 

Dunning; res. Torrey, Yates Co., N. Y. 

4201. John Winfield, h. in Milo. April 30, 1849; res. Milo. 

4202. Clinton Stanford, h. in Milo, April 17, 1852; to. Dec. 5, 1872, 

Flora E. May ; res. San Francisco, Cal. 

4203. Rose Stanford, h. in Milo, July 13, 1855 ; res. Milo. 

1264-2635. Levi H. Bigelow, son of Samuel Liscomb and 
Catherine (Van Gorder) Bigelow, was born in Reading, N. Y., 

1816 ; married Luc}^ F. ; they resided in Grand Rapids, 

Mich., and Pontiac, 111.; he died March 14, 1885; she died 
Jan. 17, 1868. He with his two sons was in the service during 
the rebellion. Their children were : 

4204. George H., h. in Penn Yan, N. Y., May 10, 1843 ; m. Lydia ; 

res. Jackson, Mich. 

4205. Mary E., h. in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 24, 1845; to. 1866, 

J. W. Murphy; she d. in Pontiac, Jan., 1871. 

4206. Charles L., h. in Grand Rapids, Oct. 14, 1847; to. Oct. 18, 1871, 

Mary E. Eagle, b. May 15, 1848; res. Pontiac. Enlisted in the 
service Oct., 1863, served two years and was discharged on 
account of wounds. They have one son : 
i. George L. 

4207. Maggie D., b. in Grand Rapids, 1857; to. Frank O. "Wells; res. 

Bloomington, 111. 



GENEALOGY. 393 

1264-2640. James Gaston Bigelow, son of Samuel L. and 
Catherine (Van Gorder) Bigelow, was born in Reading, N. Y., 
July 26, 1822 ; married, July 16, 1842, Anna Hodges of Penn 
Yan, N. Y. He died at Elk River, Tenn. Their children 
were : 

4208. Marietta, b. in Penn Yan, April 21, 1843; m. Nov. 12, 1861, 

Aui^ustiis Youugbloocl ; res. Grand Rapids, Mich. They hail : 
^ i. Frank A., b. Dec. 9, 1862. 
11. Fred D., b. April 2, 1865; m. Sept. 9, 1889, Mary F. 

Boyer. 
iii. Charles E., b. eTan. 27, 1869. 
iv. Anna Daisy, b. March 2, 1875. 

4209. Lucy J., b. Dec. 28, 1844; m. Sept. 4, 1868, Alfred Wilmine; she 

d. Feb. 21, 1889. They had : 
i. Morris, b. April 25, 1870. 
ii. Rachel, b. Jan. 23, 1876. 

4210. Isadora Ann, b. Feb. 29, 1862; to. April 16, 187-, Warren S. 

Barlow ; d. Feb. 3, 1889. They had : 
i. Jennie M^title, b. Jan. 18, 1874. 
ii. Warren D. ; d. aged Ave years, 
iii. Stella Belle, b. Sept. 9, 1881. 
iv. Wallace Guy, b. July 30, 1885. 

1270-2653. Frank Gordon Bigelow, son of Thomas and 
Jennett C. (Gordon) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, N. Y., 
Sept. 28, 1847; married, Dec. 5, 1871, Annie E. Watkins ; 
they reside in Milwaukee, where he is Cashier of the First 
National Bank. Their children were : 

4211. Mary, 6. Oct. 14, 1872. 

4212. Carrie, b. Aug. 1, 1874. 

4213. Gordon, b. Sept. 4, 1876. 

4214. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1880. 

4215. Thomas, b. Jan. 5, 1882. 

4216. Garth James, b. March 18, 1884. 

1 270-2655. William Bigelow, son of Thomas and Jennett C. 
(Gordon) Bigelow, was born in Hartford, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1851 ; 
married .April 12, 1882, Cora B. Phillips; they reside in 
Milwaukee. Their child is : 

4217. John, b. Jan. 25, 1887. 

1278-2666. Rev. William E. Bigelow, son of Job G. and 
Thankful (Enos) Bigelow, was born in New Lebanon, N. Y., 
May 3, 1820 ; married in Michigan, March 5, 1845, Daphne F. 
Mattison, born in New York State, Oct. 10, 1824, died at Lapeer, 
Mich., May 3, 1878 ; he married second, July 2, 1879, Mrs. 
Emma J. Shaw, born in Lexington, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1836. He 

is a prominent minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church of 

48 



394 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Michigan, and has been presiding elder in his conference, which 
includes about half of the State. He is now (1889) located in 
Oxford, Oakland Co., Mich. His children were : 

4218. tMELViLLE Madison, h. in Eaton Rapids, Micli., Aug. 2, 1846; 

m. Elizabeth C. Bragg. 

4219. Mixta Ernestine, h. in Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 2, 1852; m. 

William Winchester; she d. in Detroit, Oct. 29, 1886, leaving 
one daughter : 

i. Maud, h. March, 1872. 

4220. Jennie Maud, b. in Ann Arbor, Feb. 12, 1856; m. 1876, Royal H. 

Ripley ; res. Minneapolis, Minn. They have one daughter : 
i. Louisa Hawthorne, h. 1877. 

1278-2669. Joseph E. Bigelow, son of Job G. and Thankful 
(Enos) Bigelow, was born in New Lebanon, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1826, 
married Mary Maynard, daughter of William Sumner Maynard 
of Ann Arbor, Michigan, born Aug. 28, 1826. He graduated 
at Michigan University, 1854 ; studied law, was admitted to the 
bar, and settled in Detroit. In the fall of 1865 he moved to 
Memphis, Tenn., where he now resides. He was appointed 
Judge of the Criminal Court by Gov. Brownlow. Their children 
were : 

4221. Guy Maynard, ?>. in Detroit, Jan. 2, 1859 ; graduated from the 

University of Michigan, 1881 ; was admitted to the Detroit 
Conference of the M. E. Church on trial, 1883; to full connec- 
tion, 1885, and was located at Davison, Mich. 

4222. William Sumner, b. in Detroit, Eeb. 28, 1863. 

4223. Nellie Cornelia, b. in Detroit, Jan. 13, 1865. 

1278-2671. Rev. Andrew J. Bigelow, son of Job G. and 
Thankful (Enos) Bigelow, was born in West Eaton, N. Y., 
July 4, 1832 ; married, June 23, 1856, Antha L. Mattisou, born 
in New York State, Jan. 7, 1837, died in Michigan July 18, 
1867. He married second. May 21, 1873, Emma A. Power, 
born in Cleveland, O., Nov. 2, 1850. He graduated at the 
University of Michigan, 1855, and soon became a minister of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has been presiding elder 
in the Saginaw District of the Detroit Conference, and is now 
(1889) located at Fenton, Genesee Co. Their children were : 

4224. Arthur Mattison, h. in Trenton, Mich., May 29, 1857; m. Libbie 

Cleary, May 16, 1883 ; res. Marquette, Mich. 

4225. Gertrude A., b. in Flushing, Mich., Oct. 27, 1859 ; m. Oct. 31, 1883, 

George Stacy ; res. Elsiu, 111. 

4226. Jay W., b. in Port Huron, Mich., Feb. 6, 1865; res. Detroit. 

4227. Willie G., b. in Port Huron, July 9, 1867; d. July 23, 1867. 

4228. Annette, b. in Lapeer, Dec. 20, 1874 ; d. Jan. 20, 1876. 

4229. Blanche L., b. in Romeo, Mich., Feb. 14, 1877. 



GENEALOGY. 395 

1282-2674. Dr. James A. Bigelow, son of Augustus aud 
Frances P. (Fenn) Bigelow, was born in Canaan, Conn., 
Sept. 15, 1838 ; married, 1866, Albertine Van Buren, daughter 
of Dr. John Van Buren of Albany, N. Y. He served as Surgeon 
in the 8th Regt. Conn. Vols., 1868 to 1865. They had : 

4230. Julia Eliza ; res. Ncwington, Conn., with her mother. 

1298-2681. Chester Matthews Bigelow, son of Benjamin 
G. and Mary (Matthews) Bigelow, was born in Ryegate, Vt., 
March 14, 1824 ; married Emma Van Norman, born April, 1831 ; 
died in Dundee, 111., 1864; he married second, 1866, Emily A. 
Dodd, born in New York State, Jan. 21, 1838 ; they resided in 
Dundee, III., where he died May 22, 1878; she is now (1888) 
living in Dundee. Their family are : 

4231. Benjamin Chester, b. in Dundee, June 3, 1861 ; res. Minneapolis, 

Minn. 

4232. Henry Dodd, b. in Dundee, April 30, 1871 ; res. Algonquin, 111. 

1299-2687. William Rufds Bigelow, son of Rufus and 
Nancy (Prescott) Bigelow, was born in Lyndon Centre, Vt., 
Nov. 2, 1835 ; married, March 25, 1865, Emma L. Place, born 
in Stanstead, P. Q., Aug. 15, 1845 ; they resided in Stanstead, 
Lyndon, Vt., and now reside in North Sandwich, N. H. Their 
children are : 

4233. Hattie, J., b. in Stanstead, Nov. 11, 1866; d. Aug. 9, 1867. 

4234. Samuel, H., b. in Lyndon, Vt., Oct. 7, 1868 ; res. Sandwich, N. H. 

4235. Mary E., b. in Lyndon, Dec. 8, 1869. 

4236. Carrie L., b. in Lyndon, Aug. 26, 1871; d. Feb. 16, 1875. 

4237. Willie C, b. in Stanstead, Feb. 26, 1873. 

4238. Walter R., b. in North Sandwich, Feb. 28, 1885. 

1323-2695. Dr. Joshua Gregory Bigelow, son of Joshua 
and Sarah (Griffiths) Bigelow, was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., 
Dec. 31, 1822; married, Feb., 1849, Henrietta Maria Bigelow, 
daughter of Dr. Uriah G. and Henrietta (Barney) Bigelow of 
Worcester, N. Y. She died the following month. He married 
second, Oct. 19, 1854, Mary Whipple; born in Utica, N. Y., 
April 15, 1828. He graduated from the Pennsylvania College 
of Homoeopathic Medicine at Philadelphia, 1851, aud commenced 
practice at Syracuse, N. Y., which he continued until October, 

1884, when he removed to De Land, Florida, and died Dec. 1, 

1885. His family now (1888) reside in De Land. Their children 
were : 

4239. Mary Emily, b. in Syracuse, July 12, 1856 ; d. Dec. 15, 1857. 



396 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4240. Joshua Edward, b. in Syracuse, Feb. 12, 1858 ; res. De Land, Fla. 

4241. Cornelia Peirce, b. in Syracuse, Nov. 10, 1860; d. March 27, 

1861. 

4242. Frances Whipple, b. in Syracuse, Jan. 10, 1864 ; res. DeLancl, Fla. 

1325-2697. Edmond Bowman Bigelow, Jr., son of Gen. 
Edmund Bowman and Huldah (Howe) Bigelow, was born in 
Worcester, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1826; married, Feb. 22, 1852, Lois 
Robinson, daughter of Barber and Lois (Shelland) Robinson ; 
born in Westford, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1833. They now (1889) 
reside in Chicago, 111., where he is engaged in business. Their 
children were : 

4243. tCLAUDE, b. in East Worcester, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1855; m. Anna 

Schaffer. 

4244. Blanche Cora, b. in Marsliall, Wis., March 17, 1863; m. Sept., 

1882, Dr. John S. Roome; res. Calmar, Iowa. Tliey have: 
i. Daughter, b. Oct., 1883. 
ii. Son, b. May, 1888. 

1328-2707. Paschal P. M. Bigelow, son of Jabez and 
Eleanor (Chamberlain) Bigelow, was born at Ryegate, Vt., 
about 1816 ; married in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 22, 1860, Sarah 
F. Ludlow, who was born 1839. They resided in Hartford, 
where he died July 18, 1870. They had : 

4245. Eugene C, b. July 26, 1865; res. Hartford, Conn. 

1342-2715. Samuel C. Bigelow, son of Thaddeus Bowman 
and Polly D. (Cutler) Bigelow, was born at Cambridge, Mass., 
Jan. 14, 1824. While very young his father moved to Troy, 
N. Y., where he received much of his early schooling, and then 
attended at Burlington, Vt., under Bishop Hopkins, and at Burr 
Academy at Manchester, Vt. He graduated at Williams Col- 
lege in 1841, and entered Harvard Law School; afterwards 
studied law with Messrs. C. T. & T. H. Russell in Boston, and 
was soon admitted to the bar. His eyes failing him he was 
obliged to give up his practice, and in 1853 went to California 
to look after the business affairs of his father, and soon engaged 
in real estate business. In 1862 he was elected to the State 
Legislature on the Republican ticket, but has since declined 
public office. In 1866 he commenced carrying out the intention 
he had long had, of seeing the world, and the next ten years 
were spent in travel, visiting nearly all parts of the world 
accessible to white men, except South Africa and Austra- 
lia ; was the first American to go over the route of the Suez 



GENEALOGY. 397 

Canal before its completion. Upon returning to San Francisco 
he again became engaged in business, becoming a director in 
various corporations — banks, water, insurance, railroads and 
manufacturing, — and has been for several years president of the 
oldest savings bank in the State. He married, April 12, 1855, 
Adelaide Wellington Bowman; born in Lexington, Mass., Oct. 
18, 1823, and died in San Francisco, May 9, 1864. He married 
second, in Boston, July 22, 1875, Isabel Otis ; born in Boston, 
Feb. 13, 1836. They have : 

4246. RoMOLA, b. in Rome, Italy, March 1, 1876. 

1345-2717. Dr. AVindsor Howe Bigelow of Bolton, Mass., 
son of Abraham G. and Rebecca B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born 
in Princeton, Mass., March 25, 1823. He graduated at Dart- 
mouth College, and took up the practice of medicine and became 
very successful. He enlisted in the 3 2d Regiment Mass. Vol- 
unteers as Asst. Surgeon, July 31, 1862; resigned Jan. 6, 
1863. He married Letitia Bell, daughter of James Bell of 
Haverhill, N. H. They resided in Bolton, Mass., where he died 
1875. Their children were born in Bolton : 



4247. James Gilbert, b. Jan. 10, 1853; d. in Boston, Oct. 31, 1872 

wliile studying to be a physician. 

4248. Mary Alice, 6. Nov. 24, 1858. 

4249. Walter McPherson, b. May 19, 18G0 ; 

4250. WiLLLVJi Johnston, b. May 19, I860; 



0;d. July 21, 1860. -l^, 
i; d. Sept. 11,1860. /^ ^^"^• 



1345-2719. Abram Gilbert Bigelow, son of Abraham G. 
and Rebecca B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Princeton, Mass., 
Aug. 29, 1826 ; married, Nov. 27, 1850, Delicea A. Wheeler, 
daughter of John and Betsey Wheeler ; born in Berlin, Mass., 
July 12, 1828. They now (1889) reside in Princeton, where he 
is engaged in farming and is the postmaster at Princeton Depot. 
He enlisted in Co. G, 36th Regt. Mass. Vols., Aug. 12, 1862; 
discharged Jan. 20, 1863 ; re-enlisted in 7th Battery of Artillery, 
Jan. 4, 1864 ; discharged July 18, 1865. Their children were : 

4251. Celia Abbie, b. in Berlin, May 30, 1852 ; m. Aug. 12, 1874, Alfred 

S. Sawin; b. in Asliburuham, May 11, 1850; shed. June 9, 1879. 

4252. tGn>BERT Abram, b. in Princeton, July 20, 1854 ; m. Nellie W. 

Weeks. 

4253. tJoHN Elbert, b. in Gardner, Feb. 1, 1857; m. Aug. 24, 1884, 

Margie Donlavy ; res. Mattapoisett. 

4254. Minnie Emrose, b. in Bruokliue, N. H., March 1, 1859; res. 

Princeton. 



398 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1345-2720. Benjamin Heywood Bigelow, sou of Abraham 
G. and Rebecca B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Princeton, 
Mass., Nov. 18, 1829 ; married Rebecca Kendall. He enlisted 
in the 7th Battery of Artillery, Mass. Vols., Dec. 22, 1863; 
died at New Orleans of typhoid fever, July 8, 1864. They had 
three children : 

4255. Elson Heywood ; m. and res. Ayer, Mass. 

4256. Ada Maria ; m. and res. Fitchburg. 

4257. Flora Lucy; res. with her mother iu Ayer. 

1369-2750. George M. Bigelow, son of Dr. Reuben M. and 
Sarah M. (Conant) Bigelow, was born in Allegan, Mich., 1839 ; 
married Lelia Grimes, and soon after enlisted iu the Union army 
and was killed at the battle of Corinth, Aug. 4, 1862, leaving 
one child : 

4258. Son: d. 1863. 

1369-2751. Henry Childs Bigelow, son of Dr. Reuben M. 
and Sarah M. (Couant) Bigelow, was born in Otsego, Mich., 
Dec. 25, 1845 ; married, 1874, Belle M. White of Memphis, 
Tenn. They resided in Memphis. He died Aug. 14, 1882. 
Their children were : 

4259. Willie White; d. March 3, 1876. 

4260. Emily Belle ; d. March 23, 1887. 

4261. Bertha; d. July 28, 1886. 

4262. Hugh Walsh ; res. with his mother in Memphis. 

1369-2752. Bishop P. Bigelow, son of Dr. Reuben M. and 
Sarah M. (Conant) Bigelow, was born in Otsego, Mich., Oct. 
27, 1847 ; married, June 27, 1867, Harriet E. Colburn, daughter 
of John G. and Harriet E. Colburn of Allegan, Mich. They 
resided in Allegan, where he died March 30, 1876. She married 
second, James W. Kent. Their children were : 

4263. Sarah Margaret, b. July 16, 1868; d. March 30, 1881. 

4264. Henry Burdette, b. March 25, 1870. 

4265. Nettie Eva, b. Nov. 19, 1872. 

4266. Nora Mina, b. Dec. 5, 1874. 

1374-2756. Reuben Orlando Bigelow, son of Frederick O. 
and Eliza G. (Malone) Bigelow, was born Aug. 2, 1850 ; mar- 
ried, Sept. 5, 1877, Emma D. Dishon, daughter of Augustus 
and Olivia (Nino) Dishon. Their children were : 

4267. Russell Tuthill, b. May 1, 1878; d. Aug. 16, 1878. 

4268. Ben C, 6. July 7, 1879. 

4269. Amelia Abigail, b. Oct. 25, 1883; d. July 2, 1888. 
4269i. Frederic Orlando, b. April 19, 1888. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 



1384-2764. James Henry Bigelow, son of Henry and Mary 
(Parker) Bigelow, was born at Nantucket, Mass., Jan, 7, 1838 ; 
married, May 8, 1802, Harriet Elizabeth Coleman ; born in 
Nantucket, Aug. 26, 1838. They moved from Nantucket to 
Elizabeth, N. J., where they are now living. They had: 

4270. Mary Elizabeth, b. in Nantucket, Maj' 25, 1863; res. Elizabeth. 
4270^. Edward x^lden, b. in Elizabeth, March 30, 1867; res. Elizabeth. 
4270i. Henry Coleman, b. in Elizabeth, March 21, 1871 ; res. Elizabeth. 

1386-2765. Oscar Spencer Bigelow, son of Timothy S. and 

Sarah A. (Tenney) Bigelow, was born in Charlestown, Mass., 

i844 ; married, 1868, Matilda Warner of Keyport, N. J. He 

died at Winona, Minn., 1872, leaving one son : 

4270|. Arthur Seavall, b. 1870 ; now living at Three Bridges, Hunter- 
don Co., N. J. 

1391-2778. George Ashley Bigelow, son of John and Jane 
A. (Hinman) Bigelow, was born Feb. 12, 1848 ; married, July 
15, 1875, Anna Colston. He resides in Philadelphia, where he 
is engaged in insurance business. Their children are : 

4271. Jane Ashley, b. June 7, 1876. 

4272. WILLL4M L., b. July 4, 1878. 

1438-2794. Edward L. Bigelow of Baltimore, Md., son of 
John W. and Margaret (Lindley) Bigelow, was born in Worces- 
ter, Mass., Oct. 7, 1844; married in Worcester, Sept. 27, 1866, 
Carrie A. Stratton ; born June, 1843; died March 31, 1875. 
He married second, July 26, 1876, Mary Readett ; born in 
Maryland, July 26, 1850. They reside in Baltimore, Md. We 
have the names of two of his children : 

4273. Nettle A,, b. Sept. 11, 1873, in Hartford, Conn. 

4274. Edith L., b. July 9, 1879, in Hartford. 

1439-2798. Addison G. Bigelow, son of Joseph D. and 
Annabella S. (Wentworth) Bigelow, was born in Boston, 1847 ; 
married in Princeton, April 27, 1868, Mary A. Melvin. They 
reside in Boston. They had born in Princeton : 

4275. Ekank Alexander, 6. Jan. 25, 1870. 



400 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1495-2820. William P. Bigelow, son of Joseph and Betsey 
(Marshall) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., March 

23, 1828 ; married Abbie . She died and he married 

second. May 15, 1856, Mary S. Smith of Athol, where he 
resided several years. Their children so far as we are able to 
learn are : 

4276. Eugene, b. in Athol, May 6, 1852; d. May 28, 1852. 

4277. Lawson, b. in Athol, Aug. 30, 1854; m. iiov. 24, 1880, Emma I. 

Gage; /). April, 1857; d. March 1, 1883; hem. second. May 21, 
1884, Minnie J. Luce; res. Athol. 

4278. Daughter, b. June 1, 1858. 

4279. Minna Estelle, b. Sept. 9, 1860. 

1495-2821. Andrew J. Bigelow, son of Joseph and Betsey 
(Marshall) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., Oct. 
10, 1829; married, Feb. 1, 1855, Adeliza F. Greene, daughter 
of Isaac and Abigail (Lovell) Greene ; born in West Boylston, 
Aug. 2, 1839. They reside in Westfield, 111. Their children 
were : 

4280. Levi W., b. in Coles Co., 111., June 1, 1858; d. March 1, 1879. 

4281. Flora J., b. in Coles Co., April 29, 1860; d. May 14, 1860. 

4282. Sybil W., b. in Coles Co., March 15, 1862; d. May 10. 1867. 

4283. Charles E., 5. in Coles Co., Dec. 6, 1868. 

4284. Effie E., b. in Coles Co., July 22, 1880. 

1495-2822. Abel Marshall Bigelow, son of Joseph and 
Betsey (Marshall) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., 
June 14, 1831; married Julia Elizabeth Carpenter; born in 
Auburn, July 22, 1832. They reside in West Boylston. Their 
children were : 

4285. Lilla Dora, b. in West Boylston, Jan. 27, 1854; in. John E. 

Closson ; she d. Aug. 20, 1877 ; res. Spencer, Mass. 

4286. Otis Willis, b. in West Boylston, May 26, 1856; m. Dec. 16, 

1882, Mrs. Emma (Lunt) Lovell; res. Winchendon. 

4287. Mary Ida, b. in West Boylston, May 14, 1858; d. Aug. 20, 1859. 

4288. Mary Addie, b. in West Boylston, May 14, 1860; m. Jan. 18, 

1880, Andrew Bowen ; res. West Boylston. 

4289. Ch^vrles Frf:mont, b. in West Boylston, Oct. 3, 1861 ; m. June 

2, 1887, Alice J. Tidd of Athol; res. Athol. 

4290. Cora, b. in Leicester, Oct. 23, 1864. 

4291. Nellie, b. in Paxton, April 3, 1867; d. Feb. 23, 1868. 

4292. Frank, /*. in Grafton, Sept. 30, 1869. 

4293. Joseph Marshall, b. in Grafton, Sept. 10, 1871. 

4294. Herbert, b. in West Boylston, Aug. 19, 1875; d. March 8, 1876. 

1501-2831. Henry Homes Bigelow, son of Rev. Jonathan 
and Eliza (Tappan) Bigelow, was born in Rochester, Mass., 
Dec. 28, 1830 ; married, 1858, Mary D. Smith of Cincinnati, O. 



GENEALOGY. 401 

They reside in San Francisco, where he is engaged in the insur- 
ance business. They have a family of six children. 

1501-2832. George H. Bigelow, son of Rev. Jonathan and 
Eliza (Tappau) Bigelow, was born in Rochester, Mass., Nov. 
16, 1832 ; married, Oct. 13, 1864, Susie Hooper Jordan, a 
descendant of William Hooper, one of the signers of the Declara- 
tion of Independence; born in West Roxbury, Mass., May 24, 
1845. They resided in San Francisco, Cal., where he died Oct. 
22, 1878. Their children were : 

4300. George Hooper, b. in San Francisco, Sept. 25, 1865 ; graduate 

of Princeton College. 

4301. Susie Mabel, b. in Jackson, Cal., Aug. 13, 1867. 

4302. Amy Jordan, b. in San Francisco, Jan. 24, 1870. 

1501-2834. Jonathan E. Bigelow, son. of Rev. Jonathan 
and Eliza (Tappan) Bigelow, was born in Rochester, Mass., 
Aug. 1, 1837 ; married in San Francisco (where he had emigrated 
in 1862), June 4, 1867, Clara J. Neale ; born in Lawrence, 
Mass., June 8, 1848. He died Nov., 1881. Their children 
were : 

4303. Jonathan E. 

4304. Francis N. 

1502-2836. Solomon S. Bigelow, son of Solomon and 
Rebecca (Parker) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Dec. 
27, 1821 ; married, Sept. 23, 1846, Julia Nelson of Grafton. 
They resided in Worcester. He enlisted in Co. I, 36th Regt. 
Mass. Vols., Aug. 5, 1862 ; died in the service, Aug. 25, 1863. 
Their children were born in Worcester : 

4305. Lauraette, b. Jan. 7, 1848; d. Feb. 23, 1853. 

4306. Emma Eliza, b. July 23, 1850; to. April 9, 1871, Horace S. Pike 

of Worcester. 

4307. Jenny E., 6. Dec. 4, 1854; m. March 27, 1878, Fred. A. Gleason 

of Erviug. 

4308. Cakkie Lizzie, b. Sept. 26, 1858; w. Nov. 19, 1885, George E. 

Abbott of Worcester. 

1502-2838. Charles P. Bigelow, son of Solomon and 
Rebecca (Parker) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Nov. 
12, 1827; married, Dec. 31, 1850, Rhoannah J. Ball, daughter 
of Nathan and Abigail (Carruth) Ball ; born in Holden, Mass., 
April 15, 1830. They resided in Boylston and Worcester. He 
died in Worcester, March 14, 1878. Their children were : 

4309. Charles Edward, h. in Boylston, July 23, 1852; m. May 19, 

1875, Minnie Ellen Whitcomb, daughter of Oren E. and Julia E. 
Whitcomb ; b. in St. Paul, Minn., March 3, 1856 ; res. Worcester. 
49 



402 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4310. George Eugene, h. in Boylston, Oct. 12, 1854; m. March 31, 

1883, Cora Alice Muzzy, daughter of James and Chloe Muzzy; 
h. in Worcester, May 22, 1864 ; res. Worcester. 

4311. Fred. Fremont, 6. in Boylston, Feb. 4, 1858; m. Aug. 21, 1884, 

Mary Ella Perry; b. in Sherman, Me., April 20, 1860; he is a 
physician and res. Patten, Me. 

4312. Floreta Abbie, h. in Boylstou, March 4, 1860; m. March 4, 1880, 

Clinton S. Marshall, son of Charles and Charlotte Marshall; h. 
in Rutland, Mass., Feb. 6, 1860; res. Worcester. 

4313. EuDORA Maria, h. in Boylston, Feb. 18, 1862; m. Sept. 22, 1881, 

Albert J. Tourtelotte, son of George and Mary Tourtelotte ; b. 
in Putuam, Conn., May 26, 1859; res. Worcester. 

4314. Herbert A., 6. in Clinton, Mass., Oct. 6, 1865; d. Aug, 20, 1866. 

4315. Lillian Isabel, h. in Clinton, Aug. 24, 1873. 

1502-2839. Henry A. Bigelow, son of Solomon and Rebecca 
(Parker) Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Feb, 4, 1834; 
married, Nov. 17, 1858, Mary E, Wilson. They now reside in 
Auburn, Mass. Their children were : 

4316. Jennie, b. in West Boylston, 1860; m. April 6, 1879, Edward F. 

Decatur of Worcester. 

4317. Oscar E., b. in Boylston, Aug. 12, 1861 ; m. Nov. 20, 1886, Mary 

J. Powers; res. Worcester. 

4318. William Alonzo, b. in Boylston, Nov. 13, 1862. 

4319. Cora May, b. in Boylston, Feb. 23, 1873. 

4320. ARCHffi Raymond, b. in Worcester, June 16, 1875. 

4321. LiLLA Belle, b. in Worcester, March 7, 1879. 

1506-2846. William A. Bigelow, sou of William P. and 
Anna (Newton) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., Jan. 18, 
1833 ; married Catharine Lansing, daughter of Wendell and 
Catherine (Herriugton) Lansing ; they reside in Plattsburg, 
N. Y., where their children were born : 

4322. Eva Lansing, h. June 6, 1873. 

4323. Catherine Eliza, b. Sept. 12, 1876. 

4324. William Lansing ; d. in infancy. 

4325. Mabel Emma, b. Jan. 19, 1881. 

4326. Wendell Lansing, b. Sept. 24, 1885. 

1506-2849. Henry W. Bigelow, son of William P, and 
Mehitable C. (Puffer) Bigelow, was born in Holden, Mass., 
Oct. 9, 1846 ; married, Nov. 24, 1873, Isabel C. Urquhart, 
daughter of Capt. Walter and Elizabeth (Smith) Urquhart, 
born in Brooklyn, N. Y. He is engaged in manufacturing 
business in Boston. Their children were : 

4327. Walter Urquhart, b. in Boston, June 10, 1875. 

4328. LoRENA Ione, b. in Boston, Nov. 27, 1876. 

1509-2856. James Andrew Bigelow, son of James and 
Lucy Maria Bigelow, was born in Boylston, Mass., Feb. 26, 



GENEALOGY. 403 

1850; married, Jan. 1, 1874, Cynthia E. Ames; tliey resided 
in Boylstou where their children were born : 

4329. Lucy A., b. July 2, 1874. 

4330. William Evkuett, b. April 13, 1879. 

4331. Cora E., b. 1880; d. Fob. 24, 1883. 

4332. Jessie Evaline, b. May 28, 1882. 

4333. Andrew, b. 1884. 

1513-2859. William Fordyce Bigelow, son of Joseph and 
Eunice (Doty) Bigelow, was born in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 14, 
1817 ; married, March 25, 1844, Susan Maria Taft, daughter of 
Hervey and Fidelia Taft of Royalston, Mass., born July 8, 

1823 ; died Aug. 17, 1873 ; he married second Dulcena Reed, 
widow of William Reed, and daughter of Cyrus Davis of 
Royalston ; their children were born in Royalston, where he is 
still living : 

4334. Delia MjVria, b. Jan. 1, 1848; m. Dec. 24, 1870, John A. Lowe 

of Worcester, Mass. 

4335. Joseph Hervey, b. May 17, 1849 ; to. ; res. Springfield, Mass. 

4336. Lyman Edward, b. June 18, 1851 ; m. June 22, 1878, Malora R. 

Stone; res. Orange, Mass. 

4337. Ellen Hazen, b. Sept. 27, 1854; d. Jan. 10, 1885. 

1513-2862. Charles Prescott Bigelow, son of Joseph and 
Eunice (Doty) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., Dec. 13, 

1824 ; married, Aug. 6, 1856, Mrs. Cornelia S. Mitchell, daughter 
of William and Sarah (Holbrook) Hubbard, born March 12, 
1829 ; they resided in Pontiac, Mich., where he died Oct. 14, 
1883. They had: 

4338. Helen Louise, h. in Palmyra, Micli., May 1, 1857; m. Jan. 9, 

1883, Ludovic R. Cole of Pontiac. They have; 
i. Ivy C, b. Nov. 7, 1884. 

1513-2864. Albert Stillman Bigelow, son of Joseph and 
Eunice (Doty) Bigelow, was born in Montpelier, Vt., Sept. 10, 
1831 ; married. May 14, 1855, Lydia Maria Buss, daughter of 
John and Louisa (Converse) Buss of Marlborough, N. H., born 
May 3, 1834 ; died Sept. 24, 1872 ; he married second, April 10, 
1873, Alice L. Metcalf, daughter of Thaddeus and Eliza H. 
(Buss) Metcalf of Marlborough, N. H., born Dec. 26, 1854; 
they reside in Fitchburg, Mass. ; their children were born in 
Marlborough : 

4339. Arthur Fremont, b. March 21, 1856; m. May 28, 1877, Anna M. 

Ellis, daughter of George W. Ellis of Swanzey, N. H. 

4340. Edith Maria, b. March 7, 1860; d. Aug. 23, 1861. 



404 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4341. Arlie Wilson, b. Aug. 15, 1862. 

4342. Lester Lyman, b. June 6, 1869; d. Feb. 10, 1871. 

1519-2865. Isaac Ltman Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Elizabeth (Nichols) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
Oct. 27, 1833 ; married, Aug. 7, 1879, Delia J. Anderson, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Anderson of St. Mary's, 
Ont., born Sept. 19, 1853 ; they reside in Mich. Their children 
are : 

4343. Charles Lyjian, b. June 1, 1881. 

4344. Ella May, b. July 14, 1882. 

1519-2870. Charles Danvers Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Lucy (Whittemore) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
Oct. 12, 1846 ; married, June 12, 1870, Frances M. Waters, 
daughter of George W. and Sophia M. (Chapin) Waters of 
Jaffrey, N. H., born Dec. 11, 1847; reside in Fitzwilliam. 
Their children are : 

4345. Frederick Sylvanus, b. April 29, 1874. 

4346. Annie Maria, b. June 2, 1877. 

1519-2871. John Herbert Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Lucy (Whittemore) Bigelow, was born in Fitzwilliam, Feb. 14, 
1852 ; married, June 19, 1877, Mary Abby Putney, daughter of 
David N. and Abigail R. (Alexander) Putney of Fitzwilliam, 
born Nov. 27, 1850 ; reside in Troy, N. H. They had : 

4347. Charles Irwin, b. Aug. 20, 1879. 

1524-2880. Henry M. Bigelow, son of Hon. Edward B. 
and Eleanor M. (Moore) Bigelow, was born in Grafton, Mass., 
Dec. 29, 1844 ; married Jenette Longworthy, and is engaged in 
the leather business in Boston (a member of the firm of A. M. 
Bigelow & Co.), where he resides. Their children were : 

4348. Eleanor, b. Aug. 21, 1871. 

4349. Clare, b. June 4, 1876. 

4350. Richmond, b. Aug. 5, 1878. 

4351. Bertha, b. April 30, 1882. 

1524-2881. Alden M. Bigelow, son of lion. Edward B. 
and Eleanor M. (Moore) Bigelow, was born in Grafton, Mass., 
March 28, 1848; married, Sept. 23, 1874, Isabel Merrill; 
resides in Grafton, where he is engaged in the leather business. 
He is a prominent man in town affairs, and served one year in 
the Legislature as representative. Their child is : 

4352. Anna Isabelle, b. July 18, 1879. 



GENEALOGY. 405 

1524-2882. Arthur M. Bigelow, son of Hon. Edward B. 
and Eleanor M. (Moore) Bigelow, was born in Grafton, Sept. 11, 
1851; married, Oct. 10, 1878, Mary E. Merrill; resides in 
Grafton, Mass. Their children were : 

4353. Edward Bridge, b. Sept. 21, 1879. 

4354. Norman Merrill, h. Feb. 20, 1881. 

1528-2890. Charles Bigelow, son of Hasket D. P. and 
Mary L. Bigelow, Avas born in Providence, R. I., May 7, 1838; 
married Sylvia K. Adams; resided in Grafton, Mass., where 
he died May 15, 1863, leaving two children : 

4355. Sylvia A., b. Jau. 9, 1861. 

4356. Charles Adajis, b. Aug. 23, 1862. 

1530-2895. Charles Henry Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Caroline (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Ang. 14, 1832 ; 
married, June 11, 1867, Sarah Ellen Dufur, daughter of John 
R. and Sarah A. Dufur, born in Charlestown, March 4, 1841 ; 
they reside in Charlestown District, Boston. Their children 
were : 

4357. Mabel Louise, b. May 4, 1870; d. May 18. 1886. 

4358. Charles Henry, Jr., b. May 3, 1872; d. Jan. 23, 1879. 

4359. Sl^iner, b. Oct. 5, 1873; d. Ano'. 18, 1874. 

4360. Florence Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1877 ; d. Fcl). 3, 1879. 

4361. Chester Arthur, b. Jan. 20, 1879. 

1530-2900. Lyman Haven Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Caroline (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Medford, Mass., July 1, 
1844 ; married, Sept. 30, 1875, Elniira J. Pond, daughter of 
Dr. William L. Pond ; resided in Charlestown District, Boston. 
Their children were : 

4362. William Bond, b. Nov. 21, 1876. 

4363. Lyman Herbert, b. Aug. 18, 1878. 

4364. Lester Wiley, b. Jau. 13, 1885. 

1536-2904. William Henry Bigelow, son of James and 
Anna Maria (Partridge) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., 
Aug. 30, 1839 ; married, Sept. 2, 1869, Jane Adelia Gates, 
daughter of George and Melissa L. Gates ; born in De Ruyter, 
N. Y., Jau. 16, 1835. They reside in Dunkirk, N. Y., where 
their only child was born : 

4365. William Henry, Jr., 6. Aug. 19, 1872. 

1536-2908. James Russell Bigelow, son of James and 
Anna Maria (Partridge) Bigelow, was born in Sherborn, Mass., 



406 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

Oct. 8, 1848 ; married, June 17, 1879, Sarah Evans Barnes, 
daughter of Albert and Sarah Ann (Slocum) Barnes ; born in 
Greenville, R. I., Sept. 20, 1860. Reside in Blackstoue, Mass., 
where he is in the drug business. Their children were : 

4366. Helen Maria, h. iu Blackstoue, July 16, 1880. 

4367. Edward Perry, b. in Blackstoue, Juue 14, 1883. 

4368. Leslie Alberta, b. in Blacksoue, Juue 6, 1886. 

1541-2911. Edward Bigelow, son of Marlin and Mabel 
(Sheldon) Bigelow, was born in Richfield, O., June 27, 1833; 
married, April 24, 1861, Louise , a native of Kent, Eng- 
land ; born Dec. 26, 1838. They reside at Alamo, Kalamazoo 
Co., Mich. Their children were born in Alamo : 

4369. Cora N., h. Feb. 18, 1862; d. Dec. 13, 1886. 

4370. Olive M., b. Au^. 30, 1864. 

4371. Lizzie, b. June 22, 1867. 

4372. Mabel, b. June 3, 1870. 

4373. Edith, b. Juue 4, 1880. 

1557-2917. A, W. Bigelow, son of William H. and Theresa 
(Moody) Bigelow, was born in Rockingham, N. C, July 12, 

1849 ; married, Nov. 4, 1875, Bettie . They reside at 

Trenton, Tenn. Their children were : 

4374. Theresa, b. in Trenton; d. aged 11 years. 

4375. Mary N., b. in Trenton, 1879. 

4376. Robert, b. in Trenton ; d. aged 13 months. 

4377. Grover Cleveland, b. 1885. 

4378. Alice, b. in Trenton, 1887. 

1557-2918. John "W. Bigelow, son of William H. and 
Theresa (Moody) Bigelow, was born in Trenton, Tenn., March 

31, 1851 ; married, Oct. 13, 1874, Emma L. . They 

reside in Trenton. Their children were : 

4379. Bertha, h. Aug. 3, 1876. 

4380. John W., b. March 23, 1881 ; d. Aug. 29, 1882. 

1564-2928. Charles Bigelow, son of William and Clarissa 
(Miller) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Mass., April 18, 1833 ; 
married Julia Powers, and died in Barre, 1886. No issue. 

1564-2929. Henry Bigelow, son of William and Clarissa 
(Miller) Bigelow, was born in Ludlow, Mass., Dec. 9, 1836 ; 
married in Hartford, Couu., July 25, 1861, Adeline Willis of 
Hartford. They resided several years in Hartford. They now 
reside in Chicopee, Mass. Their children were : 

4381. Georgiana, b. Nov. 25, 1862 ; d. Dec. 26, 1863, 

4382. Harry, b. Sept. 19, 1865. 



GENEALOGY. 407 

4383. Apdie, h. May 14, 1868. 
4884. Howard, b. Nov. 2, 1870. 

1564-2930. Otis A. Bioelow, son of William aud Clarissa 
(Miller) Bigelow, was born in Ludlow, Mass., June 22, 1840; 
married, June 3, 1868, Isabelle L. Manchester of Cliicopee Falls. 
They resided in Springfield and Chicopee. He died 1878, leav- 
ing one child : 

4385. MiNNiK Belle, b. in Springflelcl, Dec. 4, 1873. 

1565-2931. David R. Bigelow, son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
L. (Cheney) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Mass., and married 
Zilpha Buxton of Jericho, Vt. They reside in Boston. They 
had born in Boston : 

4386. Hattie Ethel, b. Marcli 16, 1879. 

1565-2932. Jotham E. Bigelow, son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
L. (Cheney) Bigelow, was born in Barre, Mass., Feb. 26, 1840 ; 
married, March 23, 1864, Lydia A. Parker of Athol. He 
enlisted in Co. K, 21st Regt. Mass. Vols., in 1861 ; re-enlisted 
in the 51st Regt., and was transferred to Co. K, 42d Regt. ; was 
in the Red River Campaign under Gen. Banks, was wounded 
at Port Hudson, and was discharged Aug. 20, 1863. They now 
reside in "Worcester, Mass. Their children are : 

4387. George W., b. in Barre, Feb. 11, 1866. 

4388. Carrie M., b. in Petersham, Aug. 20, 1869. 

4389. Lizzie M., b. in Barre, April 24, 1873. 

1577-2951. Eugene F. Bigelow, son of Emerson and Maria 
(Taylor) Bigelow, was born in Southborough, Mass., Jan. 28, 
1845; married, March 12, 1866, Abbie A. Chick; born in 
Shrewsbury, Mass., April 6, 1848. He enlisted in Co. E, 51st 
Regt. Mass. Vols., Sept. 25, 1862 ; discharged at expiration of 
service, July 27, 1863 ; re-enlisted in Co. E, 4th Heavy Artillery, 
Aug. 12, 1864; discharged June 17, 1865, at the close of the 
war. They reside in Southborough. Their children were : 

4390. Cora M., b. Nov. 2, 1867; m. July 5, 1885, Fred. W. Parker; b. 

in Wolfborough, N. H., Sept. 6, 1861 ; res. Marlborongli, Mass. 

4391. Hattie C, b. March 29, 1870. 

4392. Edward L., b. March 22, 1873. 

1580-2958. John Jarvis Bigelow, son of John and Hepsibeh 
(Barnes) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass.. Sept. 9, 
1815; married in Shrewsbury, April 3, 1839, Abby H. Eager; 



408 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

and in a few years after went to Worcester, where he afterwards 
lived and was for many years a tailor. In 1864 he was appointed 
as one of the letter carriers, which he continued for twenty- 
three years, and died in Worcester, March, 1889. They had : 

4393. Abbik Anna, b. in Berlm, Mass., Feb. 14, 1845; m. Sept. 3, 1863, 

William P. Hawkes of Worcester. 

1580-2959. Sidney Bigelow, son of John and Hepsibeh 
(Barnes) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Oct. 15, 
1817 ; married in Northborough, Dec. 12, 1839, Sarah N. Moore 
of Bolton, daughter of Levi and Betsey Moore. She died Dec. 
16, 1844, aged 27 years, 1 month, 28 days. He married second, 
Aug. 7, 1846, Adeline E. Moore (sister of his first wife). They 
resided in Northborough, where he engaged in farming, and he 
died April 1, 1886. Their children were : 

4394. Angeline Haynes, b. Dec. 6, 1841; d. May 4, 1853. 

4395. Sarah Adeline, b. Jime 9, 1847; m. Feb. 6, 1873, Charles Oscar 

Arnold of Worcester ; res. Khode Island. 
439G. Anna Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1856; m. March 1, 1876, George A. 
Harrington, son of Levi M. and Juliet Harrington ; res. North- 
borough. 

1581-2964. Stephen Ames Bigelow, son of Edward and 
Thirza (Bartlett) Bigelow, was born in Northborough, Mass., 
Oct. 7, 1814. At the age of sixteen he went from home to the 
western states, where he spent nearly thirty years on the frontier 
among Indians, hunters and pioneers. On May 21, 1858, he 
married Harriet Maria Stewart (a lineal descendant of the Scotch 
royal family) : born in Walcott, Wayne Co., N. Y., June 4, 
1818. Settled in Lawrence, Kansas, but lost his property at the 
burning of Lawrence by the guerrilla Quantrell in 1863. He 
removed his family to New York State and enlisted in the 98th 
N. Y. Vols., and served until the close of the war. He removed 
to Michigan in 1866, and settled at Williamstown, Ingham Co., 
where he now lives. Their children were : 

4397. Huson Ames, b. iu Lawrence, Kansas, April 24, 1860; is now in 

Washington. 

4398. Rosa Belle, b. in Walcott, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1864; d. June 18, 1886. 

1581-2970. Elijah W. Bigelow, son of Edward and Thirza 
(Bartlett) Bigelow, was born in Wilmington, Vt., May 18, 1824 ; 
married, March 9, 1852, Louisa C. Collier, born in Palmer, 



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GENEALOGY. 409 

Mass., May 13, 1828 ; they reside in Worcester, Mass. Their 
children were : 

4399. tHoRACE E., b. in Troy, N. Y., Juuc 9, 1857; m. Lizzie G. 

Murdoclc. 

4400. Ella Louise, b. in Albany, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1862; cl Nov. 9, 1869. 

1584-2987. Jotiiam Bigelow, son of Jotham and Lois 
(Drury) Bigelow, was born Sept. 8, 1820, and with his father 
went west and located in St. Louis, Mo., where he was engaged 
in building. He married, March 13, 1851, Julia Worden of 
St. Louis, and died July 10, 1888. Their children were : 

440L Emma, b. Jan. 15, 1852; d. July 22, 1865. 

4402. Ivory, b. May 17, 1854. 

4403. Joshua W., b. Ana:. 10, 1856; d. Sept. 4. 1858. 

4404. Ellie K., b. March 28, 1859. 

4405. Windsor D., b. March 30, 1862. 

4406. Lois C, b. Aug. 8, 1864; d. Aug. 11, 1864. 

4407. Jotham L., b. Oct. 15, 1865; d. Jan. 8, 1887. 

4408. Liggett, D., b. Oct. 24, 1867. 

4409. ROLLAND T., b. Sept. 9, 1872. 

4410. Guy W., b. Aug. 9, 1877. 

1586-2990. Francis Luther Bigelow, son of Levi and Martha 
B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in Stow, Mass., March 6, 1828; 
married, May 1, 1855, Sarah Abigail Spaulding of Mt. Holly, 
Vt. ; they lived a few years in West Boylston, and then removed 
to Hartford, Conn., where they have since lived; she died 
Sept. 6, 1885. Their children were: 

4411. Emma Cora; m. George A. Fisher of Hartford, 

4412. Walter H.vrris, b. April 10, 1858 ; d. Sept. 20, 1885. 

1586-2993. George Ttler Bigelow, son of Levi and 
Martha B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, 
Sept. 16, 1833; married Mary Cobb; resides in Worcester, 
Mass. Their children were : 

4413. Adalbert Irving, b. Oct. 19, 1865. 

4414. Charles A., b. Oct. 6, 1875. 

1586-2996. William Winslow Bigelow, son of Levi and 
Martha B. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in West Boylston, Mass., 
Aug. 30, 1840 ; married, 1868, Agnes Cumwell. He is now 
living in Meriden, Conn. They had : 

4415. Jessie Estella, b. in Utica, N. Y., June 19, 1866; res. Boston. 

1588-2998. Elmer E. Bigelow, son of Luther and Hannah 
(Tucker) Bigelow, was born in Northborough, July 4, 1823 ; 
50 



410 ' THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

married Susan Holman ; resided in West Boylston and Sterling, 
Mass. ; she died about 1848. He went west during the '40s, 
and settled in Peoria, 111., where he married and had a family. 
Children : 

4416. Charles Dexter, h. in West Boylston, March 5, 1843. He 

enlisted in Co. K, 53d Regt. Mass. Vols., Oct. 17, 1862; dis- 
charged Sept. 2, 1863 ; re-enlisted in Co. H, 4th Heavy Artillery, 
Aug. 22, 1864; discharged June 17, 1865; went to Penu. some 
years ago, and has not been heard from since. 

4417. IGeorge E., 6. in "West Boylston, Jan. 16, 1845; m. Emily 

Sargent. 

4418. Wayland, 6. in Sterling, 1847; m. and res. Portland, Ore. 

He enlisted in Co. K, 4th Regt. Cavalry, Mass. Vols., March 1, 
1864; discharged Nov. 14, 1865. 

4419. Emma H., h. 1867. 

4420. George L., h. 1869. 

4421. Charles A., h. 1871. 

4422. Maud C, h. 1873. 

4423. Elmer, h. 1877. 

1596-3005. Don Juan Bigklow, son of Francis and Augeline 
(Morgan) Bigelow ; was born in Hampton, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1835 ; 
married, Sept. 25, 1862, Caroline A. Peatt, daughter of Benjamin 
S. and Dolly (Hewes) Peatt, born in Barre, N. Y., Aug. 31, 
1839 ; they reside in Medina, N. Y. Their children were : 

4424. Minnie, h. May 25, 1865; d. Nov. 8, 1867. 

4425. Stella, h. Sept. 16, 1866. 

1599-3009, Jonas S. Bigelow, son of Abraham and Eliza 
(Sawyer) Bigelow, was born in Berlin, Mass., Dec. 26, 1833 ; 
married, March 17, 1858, Cleora Flagg, daughter of Joseph 
Flagg ; they resided a few years in Berlin, then moved to 
Northborough, where they now (1889) reside. He has been 
one of the Selectmen and one of the Assessors of the town 
several years. Their children were : 

4426. Francis Jerome, h. in Berlin, April 12, 1859; d. Aug. 5, 1865. 

4427. Walter Jonas, h. in Berlin, March 18, 1861 ; is engaged in 

lumljering in Manchester, Vt. 

4428. Joseph Alden, b. Feb. 17, 1863 ; res. Manchester, Vt. 

4429. Dana Rice, h. Jan. 20, 1865 ; res. Barre Mass. 

4430. Lambert Wesley, h. .Jan. 28, 1867 ; d. Oct. 23, 1884. 

4431. Cleora Maria, h. Dec. 13, 1868. 

4432. Annie, b. May 19, 1870; d. June 17, 1870. 

4433. Jennie Flagg, b. Nov. 7, 1872. 

4434. Ezra Hastings, b. May 21, 1875. 

4435. Sarah Eliza, b. April 16, 1879. 

1599-3010. Franklin E. Bigelow, son of Abraham and 
Eliza (Sawyer) Bigelow, was born in Berlin, Feb. 29, 1836 ; 



GENEALOGY. 



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married, Sept. 15, 1859, Lucilla A. Loomis, daughter of William 
and Sarah (Johnson) Loomis, born in East Windsor, Conn., 
March 22, 1842 ; they reside in Northborough, Mass. ; she died 
June 7, 1874. Their children were : 

4436. Mary Eliza, b. July 18, 1860; m. Dec. 30, 1881, Edmund B. 

Greenlaw; she (i 1887. 

4437. George Abram, b. April 24, 18G6. 

4438. Nellie Sophia, b. Dec. 2, 1869; d. June 9, 1870. 

4439. Frank Ellsworth, b. June 2, 1871. 

1603-3017. Leander Bigelow, son of Levi and Nancy 
(Ames) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., April 13, 
1812 ; married, Nov. 4, 1835, Lucy Felton, daughter of William 
and Lois (Bartlett) Feltou, born in Marlborough, Sept. 17, 
1811, died April 5, 1873 ; he married second, Oct. 25, 1876, 
Mrs. Ann Maria (Davis) Howe ; she died in Worcester, 1888. 
He was engaged in marketing for many years from Marlborough 
to Boston, and afterwards moved to Worcester, and is General 
Ticket Agent of the Worcester aud Shrewsbury railroad. Their 
children were : 

4440. Marion Oretha, b. Aug. 17, 183G; m. Jan. 19, 1859, Elbert 

Leigliton; res. Pepperell, Mass. 

4441. Electa Jane, b. Nov. 30, 1840; d. 

4442. Valena Jane, b. June 21, 1842; m. May 11, 1867, James L. 

Mock; res. Pepperell. 

4443. Althea Maria, b. July 15, 1844 ; d. July 29, 1861. 

4444. tJuLiANF., b. April 18, 1846; m. Adelaide Spiller. 

4445. Oriana Lucy, b. March 20, 185- ; m. Nov. 4, 1880, Albert E. 

Russell; res. Cambridge. 

4446. Lewis Irving, b. June 5, 1852; d. Oct. 12, 1853. 

1603-3021. Levi Bigelow, Jr., son of Levi and Nancy (Ames) 
Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., March 12, 1821 ; 
married, Feb. 8, 1846, Abbie Hastings of Berlin, and lived some 
years in Berlin, where he was engaged in farming and was one 
of the Selectmen ; about 1856 he moved to Marlborough, Mass., 
where he became a prominent man and for many years was one 
of the Selectmen, Assessors and School Committee ; he died 
May 5, 1879 ; she died May 1, 1873. Their children were : 

4447. Martha Abby, b. in Berlin, Nov. 18, 1846; d. in Marlborough, 

Jan. 6, 1871 ; she was a well known and successful teacher. 

4448. Hannah Elizabeth, b. in Berlin, Sept. 17, 1848; is now res. in 

Marlborough; a woman of education and wealth; highly 
respected by all. She has contributed much to the welfare of 
her toAvn. 

4449. Frances Ann, b. in Berlin, Sept. 30, 1850 ; d. in Marlborough, 

Sept. 25, 1869. 

4450. A SON, b. in Berlin, Nov. 30, 1852 ; d. Dec. 4, 1852. 



412 TELE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1603-3023. Edwin M. Bigelow, son of Levi and Nancy 
(Ames) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., March 26, 
1825. Graduated at Harvard University in the class of 1846 ; 
studied law and was admitted to the bar and opened an office in 
Boston, where he now lives, and has a large practice. He mar- 
ried, April 13, 1854, Maria A. Crawford, She died Dec. 2, 
1854, leaving one son : 

4451. Arthur C, b. Dec. 1, 1854; d. Jan., 1855. 

1603-3024. Horace H. Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, 
Mass., June 2, 1827, and was the son of Levi and Nancy (Ames) 
Bigelow. Like most New England boys, his education was con- 
fined to the public schools, and what they could do for him up 
to the age of fifteen, when he began the struggle for mastery 
with fate, by deliberately choosing the bench of the shoemaker 
for his start in business life. The spirit of the boy was not 
much different from that displayed in later years, for it was not 
long before his natural mechanical and inventive endowments 
began to carve for him that larger career that finally won for 
him so high a place among his fellows. Naturally, his inventive 
genius turned in the direction of boot and shoe manufacture, 
and it was not surprising that at a comparatively early age he 
was the acknowledged inventor of the heel pressing and nailing 
machines, from which he has deservedly won a large fortune. 
Of course shoe manufacturing was the early dream of the 
young mechanic and inventor, and he soon found his way into 
the active work that this important industry entails. His ven- 
tures were not confined to Worcester or the State of Massachu- 
setts, for the records place him in Providence, R. I., in various 
cities in New York, New Jersey, and in Worcester in 1863. 
One of the daring acts of his business career was the organiz- 
ing the prison labor of several State prisons, and in an incredi- 
bly short time setting hundreds of men at work to supply the 
demands suddenly forced upon him. In 1870 he withdrew from 
the active personal care of manufacturing interests and plunged 
into other equally absorbing cares with the wisdom and energy 
that had hitherto characterized him. 

Securing control of the Worcester & Shrewsbury railroad, and 
a large portion of the real estate at Lake Quinsigamond, he began 
at once the wise development of both, and has already accom- 



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GENEALOGY. 413 

plished wouders in the development of the most lovely section 
of our State. As President of the railroad he at once provided 
steel rails, newer and better engines and cars, built a pretty 
station at the lake, and with car houses and gradings expended 
thousands of dollars, every one of which, in no uncertain sense, 
resulting in positive good to our entire city. At the Lake he has 
created the charming village of Lake View, and he has made 
it possible for an}' thrifty young man to own a house for himself 
and dear ones. While busy with these important enterprises, 
he kept others of equal magnitude well in hand. The Bullard 
Rifle Co. of Springfield, Mass., is indebted to him for its estab- 
lishment. The Electric Power Co. has him for a strong arm to 
lean upon, and the list might be extended greatly in the simple 
enumeration of the various interests that claim his care and 
attention. As a business man he has the proud record of achiev- 
ing whatever he undertakes, and of never tiring or giving up 
until the end is reached and his purpose accomplished. As a 
man the name of H. H. Bigelow will ever be associated with 
unceasing efforts to help his fellows, and with a persistent and 
unflagging purpose to stand by the unfortunate. The right to 
free speech is sacred in his eyes, and to maintain it in the person 
of one who was unjustly oppressed, he did not hesitate a moment 
to spend freely thousands of dollars. No man is more generous 
to a vanquished opponent, revenge never enters into his battle 
against wrong ; it is that right should prevail he struggles, that 
attained, he holds out both hands in warm friendship. With 
Hon, Edward L. Davis he has given the City of Worcester one 
hundred and ten acres for a Lake Park, and is a generous sup- 
porter of all good enterprises. 

He consummated the largest real estate purchase ever made 
within the city proper. The vast tract of land formerly used 
for railroad purposes lying east of Main, between Mechanic and 
Foster Streets, and covering one hundred and fifteen thousand 
square feet, he bought and has held inviolate for the purpose of 
erecting thereon the finest building devoted to business purposes, 
not alone in this county or State, but in New England. With 
the purchase of this land there came into his hands the large 
building known as a Skating Rink. At that time this form of 
amusement was but little enjoyed ; by a wise policy of low 
prices, baud concerts and various attractions offered from time 



414 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

to time, he was able to furnish pleasant amusement to thousands 
at a cost that whole families could afford to pay. And from his 
success in this direction sprang the craze that swept like a prairie 
fire throughout the land. His only purpose in allowing the Rink 
to be run was to give the people pleasant amusement at a low 
cost. 

As a man of liberal and generous views, the friend of all 
worthy enterprises, the defender of the poor and friendless, the 
helper of the deserving, and the persistent and clear headed 
man of large affairs, H. H. Bigelow is indelibly associated. 

He married, Jan. 22, 1852, Lucy Ann Howe, daughter of 
Thomas and Patty Howe. She died Sept. 25, 1857. He mar- 
ried second, June 1, 1859, Adelaide E. Buck of Portland, Conn. 
Children : 

4452. Adelaide Frances, b. in Marlborongh, Mass., Dec. 24, .1860; m. 

June 23, 1886, George A. Stevens ; res. Worcester. 

4453. tiKViNG E., b. in Trenton, N. J., Nov. 11, 1862; m. Nov. 17, 1887, 

Lillian A. Drennan of Worcester. 

4454. Frank H., b. in Worcester, Feb. 8, 1876. 

1603-3028. Arthur J. Bigelow, son of Levi and Nancy 
(Ames) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., Oct. 3, 1835 ; 
married, Feb. 10, 1860, Jane S. Carruth, daughter of Orlando 
and Sarah S. Carruth; born in Northborough, Feb. 10, 1841. 
They reside on the old homestead in Marlborough, where he is a 
very successful farmer. Their children were : 

4455. Electa, b. Nov. 21, 1860; d. Aug. 4, 1861. 

4456. f.TAMES F., b. July 17, 1862; m. Annie M. Wheeler. 

4457. Carrie Louise, b. Sept. 11, 1864. 

1605-3034. Lyman Waldo Bigelow, son of Lyman and 
Jane (Brigham) Bigelow, was born in Boxborough, Mass., 
March 7, 1828 ; married, Sept. 12, 1849, Catherine B. Howard, 
eldest daughter of Edmund and Peggy Howard of Hingham ; 
born Dec. 24, 1828. His education was obtained in the district 
schools of Boxborough and at the Lawrence Academy in Groton. 
At the completion of his studies he engaged in business in his 
native town. In the spring of 1853 he removed to South Ded- 
ham (now Norwood) and engaged in the business of a general 
country store. By sound business principles and the most 
unswerving honesty and integrity he built up a large and pros- 
perous business. In 1872, when that part of Dedham was set 



GENEALOGY. 415 

off and incorporated as the town of Norwood, he was chosen as 
its first Treasurer, which ollice he licld up to the time of his 
death, Dec. 6, 1886. He was deeply interested in the welfare 
of the Uuiversalist church of which he was a member. The 
cause of temperance, as well as all other movements tending to 
improve and help society, found in him a staunch and willing 
supporter, both by his influence and means. He was thoroughly 
conscientious in all of his acts, which together with his strict 
integrity and courteous manners, gained for him the highest 
respect from all classes in the community where he had so long 
resided. Their children were : 

4458. fERWiN Augustus, b. Oct. 6, 1850; m. Aimie L. Fisher. 

4459. tEDCxAR Laban, b. Jan. 21, 1862; m. Abbie A. White. 

4460. Oaroline Augusta, b. Marcli 14, 1853; res. Norwood. 

44G1. Waldo Howard, b. June 12, 1855; m. June 17, 1886, Sarali 
Pliillips Barney, daughter of Charles S. and Alice A. Barney; b. 
April 10, 1861. 

4462. Willie Arthur, b. April 16, 1860. 

4463. Alfred Mahlon, b. Feb. 17, 1863; graduated at Harvard Veteri- 

nar}' School, 1886 ; res. Norwood. 

4464. Lyjian Fisher, b. July 11, 1865; graduated at Harvard Dental 

School, 1886 ; res. Portland, Me. 

4465. Bernard Livingstone, b. July 6, 1868 ; res. Norwood. 

4466. Gertrude Isabel, b. Feb. 19, 1874, 

1608-3042. Edward L. Bigelow, son of Lambert and Emily 
F. (Dickinson) Bigelow, was born in Marlborough, Mass., June 
27, 1839 ; married, Jan. 10, 1877, Ella M. Fisher. He is 
engaged in mercantile business in the firm of Morse & Bigelow 
in Marlborough, and like his father, he was several years Town 
Clerk, and was twice chosen representative to the General Court. 
Children : 

4467. Emily Marguerite, b. June 9, 1878. 

4468. Lambert George, b. May 21, 1881. 

4469. Edward Fisher, b. Jan. "l, 1883. 

1614-3053. Edwin W. Bigelow, son of Charles Dana and 
Eunice A. (Howe) Bigelow, was born in New York City, April 
7, 1861 ; married, Oct. 7, 1886, Maud Murray, daughter of 
Jacob B. and Hannah H. (Wheeler) Murray. They reside in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. They had : 

4470. Marion, b. July 4, 1887. 

1649-3092. John Richardson Bigelow, son of Joel and 
Sally (Leach) Bigelow, was born in Adams, N. Y., Aug. 31, 
1821 ; married, April 25, 1846, Louisa Maria Wadhums, daugh- 



416 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

ter of Henry C. and Eunice Wadhums ; born in Richfield, O., 
Feb. 3, 1826. They now reside at Hopkins Station, Mich. 
Children : 

4471. Ora Eugene, h. in Streetsborongh, O., Feb. 7, 1848; in. Feb. 14, 

1877, Sarah Ellen Reed ; re.s. Hopkins Station. 

4472. Nettie Elizabeth, h. in Streetsborongh, May 2, 1857; m. Nov. 

15, 1877, Charles Buttons, son of Alonzo and Sally A. Buttons; 
res. Grand Rapids, Mich. 

1652-3101. William M. Bigelow, Jr., son of William M. 
and Margaret C. (Dye) Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Mass., 
July 3, 1843 ; married, Dec. 15, 1870, Maria C. Hotchkiss of 
Plantsville, Conn. They now reside in Plants ville. Children : 

4473. Maria Cora, h. Oct. 3, 1871. 

4474. William Arthur, b. June 12, 1873. 
4476. Bessie Tola, h. Feb. 23, 1876. 

4476. Nina, h. Aug. 15, 1878. 

1655-3106. William D. Bigelow, son of Jotham P. and 
Mary J. (Ellis) Bigelow, was born in Springfield, Mass., 1852; 
married, Oct. 8, 1878, Idelle J. Colton of Springfield. Reside 
in Springfield. They had : 

4477. William W., 6. March 3, 1884. 

1659-3115. RoLLA P. Bigelow, son of Horace W. and Lydia 
O. (Potter) Bigelow, was born in EUisburg, N. Y., Feb. 27, 
1849 ; married, March 23, 1870, Lottie H. Pratt ; born in Ver- 
non, Mich., July 5, 1850. Reside in Owosso, Mich. Children: 

4478. RollaL., h. 1877. 

4479. Clarence O., h. 1882. 

4480. Bessie I., h. 1884. 

1659-3116. William H. Bigelow, son of Horace W. and 
Lydia O. (Potter) Bigelow, was born in Oswego, N. Y., July 
27, 1852 ; married, April 23, 1874, Adelaide R. Brooks ; born 
in Adrian, Mich., April 27, 1852. Reside in Owosso, Mich. 
They had : 

4480^. Stella O., h. in Owosso, 1875. 

1675-3128. John Allen Bigelow, son of Jotham R. and 
Esther Susan (Montague) Bigelow, was born in Franklin, Mich., 
Sept. 16, 1839 ; married. May 24, 1866, Isabel Whitehead ; born 
in Waterford, Mich., June 7, 1844. He served in the Union 
army during the late war, and lost an arm, and was wounded 
four times ; at the close of the war he was appointed postmaster 



GENEALOGY. 417 

at Birmingham, Mich., wliich oflice he held until 1884. He was 
elected County Treasurer, 1885 to 1889. His family were : 

4481. Mkktimokk Osborne, h. Nov. 5, 1870. 

4482. Beutha Alliene, b. June 24, 1875. 

4483. Bessie Eloise, b. Nov. 25, 1886. 

1680-3136. Thomas Allen Bigelow, son of Levi H. and 
Mary (Cappen) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mich., Feb. 19, 
1848 ; married, Dec. 18, 1879, Calista Clough. They reside on 
the old homestead that his father took up in 1836. They have : 

4484. Grace, b. May 5, 1884. 

4485. Hartwell, b. April 18, 1889. 

1683-3158. Thomas W. Bigelow, son of Jotham R. and 
Lucy A. Bigelow, was born in Phillipston, Mass., 1850 ; married, 
Sept. 30, 1878, Jennie M. Cogswell. They reside in Athol. 
They had : 

4486. Carrie L., b. Jau. 16, 1880. 

4487. Andrew C, b. Nov. 16, 1881. 

1721-3180. John J. Bigelow, son of John and Mary (Jones) 
Bigelow, was born in Charlton, Mass., Jan. 31, 1809 ; married, 
Oct. 25, 1835, Susan McKinstry ; born in Charlton, June 1, 
1816. He died June 2, 1848, in Charlton. She is living in 
Southbridge, Mass. Children : 

4488. John Karresty, b. Aucf. 7, 1836; d. Aug. 21, 1836. 

4489. fANDREw LaRoy, b. Aug. 16, 1840; m. June 23, 1867, Mary 

Theresa Higgins. 

1727-3191. Edward H. Bigelow, son of Silas and Silence 
(Pierce) Bigelow, was born in Northbridge, Mass., July 5, 
1830; married, April 21, 1852, Mary S. Patterson, daughter of 
Samuel and Martha Patterson. Resided in Worcester, where 
he died Sept. 10, 1867. Children : 

4490. Emily Louisa, b. June 19, 1853; m. Dec. 25, 1882, Luther Baker. 

4491. Son, 6. Nov. 27, 1857; d. same clay. 

1727-3194. Charles Amos Bigelow, son of Silas and Silence 
(Pierce) Bigelow, was born in Sutton, Mass., Oct. 3, 1834; 
married, Feb. 14, 1856, Mary Caroline Patch ; born in Worces- 
ter, Sept. 10, 1836; died Aug. 10, 1883. He lived several 
years in Texas, then returned to Worcester, Mass., where he 
was engaged in mercantile business, and died April 23, 1885. 
Children : 

4492. fCHARLEs Frederic, b. in Worcester, Sept. 9, 1857 ; m. Mabel E. 

Hewitt. 
51 



418 THE BIGELOW FAMn.Y. 

4493. Franiv a. Bigelow, b. in Beltou, Texas, Jan. 2, 1861 ; res. Cam- 

bridge. 

4494. Mary Ella, b. in Salado, Texas, Sept. 20, 1866; res. Worcester. 

1727-3195. Luther H. Bigelow, son of Silas and Silence 
(Pierce) Bigelow, was born in Sutton, Mass., Dec. 30, 1836 ; 
married C. Helen Lovell. Resided in Worcester, where he died 
Nov. 22, 1871. Children: 

4495. Daughter, 6. and d. Sept. 4, 1870. 

4496. Alice L., b. Aug. 9, 1871; d. Sept. 21, 1871. 

1727-3196. James W. Bigelow, son of Silas and Silence 
(Pierce) Bigelow, was born Sept. 8, 1839 ; married, Oct. 24, 
1877, Mrs. C. Helen (Lovell) Bigelow, widow of his deceased 
brother. Resided in Worcester, where she died Dec. 9, 1882. 
He is engaged in mercantile business in Worcester. No issue. 

1728-3197. Silas H. Bigelow, son of Moses and Amanda 
(Smith) Bigelow, was born in Sutton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1827 ; 
married, Jan. 1, 1849, Ruth McAlpin ; she died; he married 
second Mrs. Belle Hull. He went to Cincinnati, O., about 1850, 
was engineer on the C, H. & D. R. R. for many years, and was 
killed in a collision on that road near Glendale, 0.,May 4, 1876. 
Children : 

4497. Charles; d. young. 

4498. George; d. young. 

4499. Child, by second wife. 

4500. Sidney, b. Oct., 1861; res. Ludlow, Ky. 

1728-3200. Harrison A. Bigelow, son of Moses and 
Amanda (Smith) Bigelow, was born in Sutton, Mass., Sept. 2, 
1830 ; married Amelia Babcock. He was an engineer on the 
Passumpsic R. R. for many years, and resided at St. Johusbury, 
Vt. ; died in Toledo, 0., Jan. 22, 1867. He had a family of 
children, but we have been unable to obtain their names. 

1728-3204. John K. Bigelow, son of Moses and Amanda 
(Smith) Bigelow, was born in Keene, N. H., Jan. 21, 1834; 
married, Nov., 1855, Maria Crabtree. He was connected with 
the watch factory at Waltham for many years, and was one of 
the first seven men to go to Elgin, 111., to start the watch busi- 
ness in that town, and in 1874 he moved to San Francisco, 
where he is now living. She died 1879. Children: 



'»• 



4501. Lyman M., b. in Boston, Oct. 20, 1864. 

4502. Chester Washington, b. in Springfield, 111., Feb. 22, 1872. 



GENEALOGY. 419 

1738-3224. William P. Bigelow, son of Frederick G. and 
Pbileua (Prouty) Bigelow, was boru in Brookfield, Vt., April 
11, 1845 ; married, Jan. 1, 1865, Julia Ladd, daughter of Caleb 
Ladd ; born in Calcutta, India, Nov., 1846. He was engaged 
in trade in Brooktield, and on Nov. 1, 1887, he went from home 
on an excursion train for Boston ; he left the train at Lowell 
and made a call on a dealer in that city, since which time all 
trace of him was lost. He had one son : 

4503. William F., b. May 5, 1865; res. Brookfield, 

1738-3225. Charles H. Bigelow, son of Frederick G. and 
Philena (Prouty) Bigelow, was born in Brookfield, Vt., Aug. 
25, 1850 ; married, May 19, 1872, Louisa M. Lyman, daughter 
of Julius B. and Ellen (Crane) Lyman ; born in Brookfield, 
March 30, 1853. Resides in Brookfield, where he is the Town 
Clerk. Children : 

4504. Charles A., b. May 2, 1876. 

4505. Louis L., b. May 26, 1878. 

4506. Arthur G., b. Dec. 15, 1880. 

1741-3227. Adoniram J. Biglow, son of Barna and Eliza- 
beth B. (Boynton) Biglow, was born in Hubbardton, Vt., April 
20, 1821 ; married, Oct. 27, 1857, Martha Jane Munroe ; born 
in Jefferson, Me., April 18, 1831. He sailed from New York 
City, March 17, 1849, and arrived in San Francisco, Oct. 10, 
1849 ; he resided in that city until Jan., 1859, and then moved 
to Sacramento, and is now living in Antioch, Conti'a Costa Co. 
He was there through all the stirring times during the gold ex- 
citement. Children : 

4507. Elizabeth Louisa, b. in Sacramento, March 21, 1859. 

4508. Franklin Judson, b. in Sacramento, May 3, 1861 ; m. Dec. 23, 

1884, Mary Ann .Tones; res. San Diego, Cal. 

4509. Pharcellus Munroe, b. at Sherman's Island, Sept. 19, 1865; res. 

Antioch. 

4510. David Carleton, b. at Sherman's Island, Nov. 13, 1876. 

1741-3231. Dr. Orvis F. Bigelow, son of Barna and Eliza- 
beth B. (Boynton) Biglow, was born in Weathersfield, Vt., 
Sept. 1, 1835; married, July 8, 1863, Mary Helen Pingry; 
born in Waitsfield, Vt., May 15, 1837. He resided a few years 
in Brandon, Vt., then moved to Amherst, Mass., where he is a 
very successful physician. Children : 

4511. Jessie E., b. in Brandon, Aug. 20, 1864. 



420 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4512. William P., b. in Amherst, March 29, 1867. 

4513. Frank B., b. in Amhersf, Feb. 7, 18G9. 

4514. Lucy May, b. in Amherst, July 14, 1872. 

4515. Fred. C, b. in Amherst, June 30, 1875. 

4516. Edward K., b. in Amherst, Feb. 18, 1877. 

1743-3232. Franklin H. Biglow, son of Enos and Hannah 
(Heywoocl) Biglow, was born in Springfield, Vt., June 25, 1822 ; 
married, Sept. 4, 1849, Catherine V. Perkins ; born in Warwick, 
N. Y., April 23, 1829 ; died April 8, 1860. He married second, 
July 16, 1862, Frances C. Branch. They now reside in Plain- 
field, N. J. Children : 

4517. Arthur Franklin, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 29, 1850; m. 

March, 1886, Eliza Wheeler; b. in Nova Scotia, Jan., 1850; res. 
Kansas City, Mo. 

4518. Frederick Perkins, b. in Brooklyn, Sept. 3, 1855 ; d. Sept. 15, 

1856. 

4519. Kate Elizabeth, b. in Brooklyn, Feb. 23, 1858 ; res. Plainfleld. 

1752-3253. Abner P. Biglow, son of A. Paine and Clara 
(Kathan) Biglow, was born in Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1852 ; 
married, Oct. 11, 1874, Carrie E. Armitage. She died April 
14, 1876. He married second, Jan. 15, 1878, Lottie D. Beard. 
Children : 

4520. Clara Louise, b. April 11, 1876. 

4521. Helen Eastwood, b. Dec. 29, 1881. 

1760-3257. George C. Bigelow, sou of Walter E. and Eliza 
(Mower) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., April 9, 1830 ; 
married, June 16, 1853, Mary W. Whittemore. She died Jan. 
8, 1856. He married second, Nov. 10, 1857, Ellen M. Clifford. 
They resided in Worcester, where he died May 12, 1859. She 
married second, Samuel T. Bigelow. Child : 

4522. Mary Eliza, b. July 22, 1854. 

1760-3258. Samuel T. Bigelow, son of Walter R. and Eliza 
(Mower) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, Mass., May 21, 
1834; married. May 20, 1861, Ellen M. (Clifford) Bigelow 
(widow of his deceased brother) , Resided in Worcester, where 
he died June 29, 1879. Children : 

4523. George Clifford, b. Dec. 18, 1862; d. Dec. 31, 1881. 

4524. Grace M., b. July 7, 1871. 

1761-3262. John C. Bigelow, son of Ralph E. and Tryphena 
M. (Lakin) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Mass., Sept. 15, 
1838; married, Nov. 14, 1861, Sarah M. Parker. He was for 



GENEALOGY. 421 

some years engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes in 
Paxton, and represented the town in the Legislature one year. 
He afterwards moved to Worcester, where he died 1889. They 
had a family, but we were unable to learn names and dates. 

1763-32G4. Charles G. Bigelow, son of Lewis and Phebe 
T. (Davis) Bigelow, was born in Paxton, Mass., Aug. 18, 1839 ; 
married, June 21, 1870, Mary Jane Goodrich, daughter of Joseph 
and Lucy H. (Longley) Goodrich; born in Lunenburg, Mass., 
Nov. 30, 1839. They now reside in Lunenburg. Child : 
4525. Norman G., h. April 12, 1871. 

1763-3265. Henry G. Bigelow, son of Lewis and Phebe T. 
(Davis) Bigelow, Avas born in Paxton, Mass., Oct. 22, 1841 ; 
married, Oct. 24, 1869, Amanda M. Hopkins. She died July 
24, 1870. He married second, Oct. 16, 1872, Eva Tibbetts. 
They reside in Muskegon, Mich. Child : 
452G. Mary Louise, h. iu Grand Haven, Mich., Feb. 20, 1878. 

1770-3275. Payn Bigelow, son of Otis and Mary (Payn) 
Bigelow, was born at Fort Miller, N. Y., Oct. 6, 1814 ; married, 
Oct. 27, 1841, Hannah Munro ; they resided at Baldwinsville, 
N. Y. Their children were : 

4527. DA^^D Munro, h. April 6, 1843; d. March 19, 1848. 

4528. Clara Samantha, h. April 11, 1845; m. June 15, 1809, Eben Burt 

Parsons, D.D., son of Oreuzo and Eoxauna (Burt) Parsons. 
They had : 

i. Payn Bigelow, h. Feb. 12, 1872. 

ii. Clara Burt, h. May 15, 1874. 

iii. Mio Louise, h. Aug. 7, 1878. 

iv. Mary, h. Nov. 29, 1884. 

4529. Otis Payn, h. Feb. 11, 1847; d. June 7, 1848. 

4530. tOTis Munro, h. Feb. 19, 1849 ; m. Lillian Swetland. 

4531. Mary Abigail, h. March 3, 1851; m. Dec. 21, 1881, Wing R. 

Smith, son of William B. and Augusta B. Smith; res. Syracuse, 
N. Y. He is a member of the firm of Smiths, Powell & Lamb 
of the Lakeside Stock Farm. They have : 

i. Hannah Munro, h. Dec. 8, 1882. 

ii. Esther Augusta, h. Aug. 28, 1885. 

4532. Olivia Hall, h. Nov. 2, 1853 ;"m. Jan. 25, 1888, Edward F. 

Curtis ; res. Baldwinsville. They have : 
i. Allen Munro, h. 1889. 

4533. Louisa Maria, 6. May 13, 1856; m. Oct. 15, 1879, Edward D. 

Tyler, son of John B. and Harriet Tyler; res. North Adams, 
Mass. 

4534. A Daughter, h. and d. Nov. 24, 1858. 

4535. Allen Munro, h. April 20, 1860. 

453C. Emma, h. Nov. 29, 1864 ; in. July 3, 1889, Frank Wade Smylie, 
son of James M. and Margaret (Oliver) Smylie ; res. Baldwins- 
ville, N. y. 

4537. Infant Daughter, h. and d. 



422 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1770-3283. Otis Bigelow, Jr., son of Otis and Mary 
(Payn) Bigelow, was born in Baldwiusville, N. Y., March 9, 
1832; married, Oct. 1, 1862, Margaret Payn, daughter of 
Daniel Taylor Payn of Fort Miller, N. Y. ; she died Dec. 10, 
1865 ; he married second, June 9, 1868, Mary Raymond Arms, 
daughter of Roger N. and Lucretia J. (Taylor) Arms, born in 
Lansingburg, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1840 ; they reside at Washing- 
ton, D. C. Their children were : 

4538. Robert Payn, h. in Baldwinsville, July 10, 1863. 

4539. Mary Arms (Mali), h. in Washington, D. C, April 10, 1869. 

1770-3284. GusTAVus Adolphus Bigelow, son of Otis and 
Mary (Payn) Bigelow, was born in Baldwinsville, N. Y., 
May 19, 1835; married, April 18, 1866, Elizabeth Minard, 
daughter of Isaac T. Minard ; reside in Baldwinsville. They 
have : 

4540. Henry Payn, h. May 11, 1868. 

4541. Arthur W., h. June 10, 1871 ; d. April 2, 1875. 

1794-3314. Robert John Bigelow, son of Robert and 
Elizabeth Ann (Broadalbane) Bigelow, was born in Jackson- 
ville, Fla., Jan. 14, 1835. He served in the Confederate army 
during the late Civil War, and is now a practicing physician and 
druggist at Ocoee, Fla. He married about 1871, Stella Ward. 
They have : 

4542. Jessie. 

4543. Robert Clyde. 

1794-3315. Eugene Bigelow, sou of Robert and Elizabeth 
Auu (Broadalbane) Bigelow, was born at Jacksonville, Fla., 
July 11, 1837; married, March 31, 1862, Anna F. Turknett, 
born June 14, 1840 ; died Oct. 14, 1876 ; they reside at Jack- 
sonville, and he is engaged in agriculture and orange raising. 
He married second, Feb. 6, 1879, Lillie F. Summerall, born 
Aug. 25, 1858. They have : 

4544. George M., 6. in Lake City, Marcli 8, 1863; d. Sept. 29, 1868. 

4545. Mary Tallulah, h. in Jacksonville, Feb. 4, 1866. 

4546. Anna Eugenia, b. in Jacksonville, Sept. 20, 1867. 

4547. George M., h. in Jacksonville, Nov. 19, 1869; d. May 21, 1870. 

4548. Lee Richard, h. in Jacksonville, Dec. 2, 1872. 

1809-3327. Elisha C. Bigelow, son of Charles N. and 
Clarinda (Wiltse) Bigelow, was born at East Ashford, N. Y., 



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GENEALOGY. 423 

Jan. 16, 1850; mavriccl, Nov. 21, 1875, Sarah M. Brunger, 
born in Mich., Sept. 27, 1858, died at Grand Ledge, Mich., 
Oct. 16, 1888 ; they resided at Grand Ledge. Their children 
were : 

4549. Clara I., b. Sept. 27, 1876; d. July 29, 1888. 

4550. Charles Emerson, b. May 22, 1878. 

4551. AViLLiAM Forrest, b. Sept. 28, 1879. 

4552. Jennie May, b. April 29, 1882. 

4553. Laura Anna, b. March 10, 1884; d. Oct. 26, 1888. 
4654. Mark Wiltse, b. Sept. 11, 1885. 

4555. Bert, b. Nov. 11, 1887; d. Aug. 23, 1888. 

1812-3329. George W. Bigelow, son of Levi L. and 
Belinda (Pierpont) Bigelow, was born in North Haven, Conn., 
March 22, 1832; married, 1853, Fanny Blake ; she died Jan. 15, 
1855 ; he married second, Sept. 26, 1860, Maria Lindsley. He 
received a common school education, learned the machinist 
trade in Guilford, Conn., and in 1853 removed to New Haven, 
where he studied surveying and civil engineering with the late 
George Beckwith, and later was engaged in the construction of 
the first railroad in Minnesota. He held positions of trust and 
responsibility in the management of two large manufacturing 
establishments in the west, and in 1875 he returned to New 
Haven, where he is now engaged in business. Among his many 
inventions and experiments during the last ten years, was the 
engine for the recently constructed Submarine Torpedo Boat, 
Peacemaker, which he designed, patented and built. He is a 
member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and 
also of several other Engineering Societies. Their children 
were : 

4556. Charles Minot, b. Jan. 2, 1855. 

4557. Fannie Maria, b. Sept. 22, 1861. 

4558. William Walter Henry, b. April 18, 1865. 

4559. Florence Isabel, b. March 16, 1867. 

4560. Helen Gertrude, b. Dec. 18, 1872. 

4561. Glenna Lindsley, h. Sept. 23, 1870. 

1812-3330. Ex.-Gov. HoBART B. Bigelow, son of Levi L. 
and Belinda (Pierpont) Bigelow, was born in North Haven, 
Conn., May 16, 1834. He attended the district school at North 
Haven, until his father moved to Egremont, Mass., and there 
he attended the Academy at that place until he was seventeen 
years of age, when he went to learn the machinist trade with 
the Guilford Manufacturing Co., where he remained until the 



424 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

company failed. He then entered the employ of the New 
Haven Manufacturing Co., which was then under the manage- 
ment of his uncle Asahel Pierpont. Here his apprenticeship 
was finished, and he afterwards entered the employ of Ives & 
Smith ; until 1861 he had charge of the machine department 
as foreman with that firm and their successors Wilcox & Gay. 
In 1861, upon the death of Mr. Gay, he bought out Mr. Cyprian 
Wilcox's interest and continued the business in his own name, 
and later he acquired of Mr. Wilcox the foundry connected with 
the establishment, and the business was carried on under the 
name of The Bigelow Manufacturing Company. At this place, 
under careful management, his business grew until there was no 
longer space for his buildings, and in 1870 he was compelled to 
remove to a wider location at Grapevine Point, where he has 
since conducted his business. Previous to his removal he had 
added a department for the manufacture of boilers. In 1875 
the firm was made H. B. Bigelow & Co., Mr. Henry Elson being 
received as partner. In 1877 the partnership was again extended 
by the entrance of Mr. George S. Barnum, and in 1883 the 
Bigelow Company was organized under a special charter from 
the Legislature. He was elected a member of the Common 
Council in 1863-64, and as Alderman in 1864-65. He was 
Supervisor in 1871-74, and Fire Commissioner in 1874-76. He 
also served one term as representative from New Haven to 
the General Assembly of 1875, and in 1879 he was elected for 
a two years' term as Mayor, although belonging to a party 
usually in the minority. His administration of this office was 
very successful, and several improvements were made and 
carried out, and were due largely to his support and careful 
management. At the close of his term as Mayor, he was called 
by a majority of the citizens of the State to occupy the office of 
Governor, a place he filled with quiet dignity, thorough impar- 
tiality, and great good sense. In 1882, upon the death of 
Nathan Peck, he was elected President of the Merchants 
National Bank of New Haven, of which he had been for 
several years a Director. Since his retirement from official 
life, his attention has been devoted to his bank and to his com- 
pany. His career has been pre-eminently that of a business 
man, familiar with, and skilful in, modern methods of conduct- 



GENEALOGY. 425 

ing large enterprises, and basing his success upon thoroughness, 
energy, careful and thoughtful to details, avoidance of specula- 
tion and the severest integrity. He married, 1857, Eleanor 
Lewis, daughter of Philo Lewis of New Haven. Their 
children : 

4562. Frank Lewis, h. Sept. 21, 1862; is Secretary of The Bigelow 

Company. 

4563. Eleanor Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1864. 

4564. Walter Pierpont, h. Nov. 14, 1866. 

1813-3335. William W. Bigelow, son of Charles C. and 
Roxana (Sampson) Bigelow, was born in East Ashford, N. Y., 
Nov. 2, 1830; married, Aug. 23, 1859, Frances P^lla Bowen, 
daughter of Hon. Daniel and Lucy (Rice) Bowen ; born in 
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1836 ; died in Freeport, 111., Aug. 13, 
1861. He married second, Sept. 13, 1863, Clementine Currier 
Ingersoll, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Walker) IngersoU ; 
born in Westfield, N. Y., March 29, 1840. They reside in 
Chicago, 111. Children : 

4565. Charles Bowen, h. in Buffalo, Sept. 19, 1860. 

4566. Grace F., h. in Cafion City, Minn., Nov. 16, 1865. 

4567. Oroille Ormes, b. Jan. 8, 1874; d. July 25, 1874. 

1825-3346. Emerson W. Bigelow, son of Lawson T. and 
Mary (Hall) Bigelow, was born in Portland, N. Y., May 3, 
1841 ; married Elizabeth M. Crowell, and resides at Andover, 
Dakota. They have : 

4568. Llewellyn. 

4569. Blanche. 

4570. Inez. 

4571. Lester. 

4572. Nellie. 

4573. Winnie. 

4574. Thomas. 

1825-3347. Francis M. Bigelow, son of Lawson T. and 
Mary (Hall) Bigelow, was born in Portland, N. Y., Sept. 25, 
1843 ; married, July 4, 1863, Mary D. Hopson ; born in Chau- 
tauqua, N. Y., March 1, 1844. They reside in Elgin, Minn. 
Their children were : 

4575. Albert W., b. April 14, 1864; m. March 3, 1886; res. Andover, 

Minn. 

4576. Frank E., b. April 4, 1866. 

4577. Arthur A., b. Jan. 20, 1868. 

4578. Schuyler, h. Nov. 27, 1869. 

4579. Maud A., b. Dec. 29, 1871. 

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426 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4580. Hattie L., b. April 21, 1874. 

4581. Stella E., b. Feb. 10, 1876. 

4582. Alfred W., b. Jan. 19, 1878. 

4583. Howard H., b. May 4, 1880. 

1831-3358. George Samuel Bigelow, son of Sumner and 
Rebecca (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Whitingham, Vt., 
June 9, 1838; married, March 16, 1867, Mary Burke. Reside 
at Bellows Falls, Vt. They have : 

4584. George Edward, b. in Dummerston, Vt., Dec. 6, 1868. 

4585. Sidney Henky, b. in Keene, N. H., July 8, 1872. 

1831-3363. William C. Bigelow, son of Sumner and Rebecca 
(Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Whitingham, Vt., Feb. 28, 
1848 ; married, Dec. 9, 1867, Matilda A. Heartwell, daughter 
of Lowell and Sarah J. (Wyman) Heartwell ; born in Groton, 
Mass., March 10, 1848. Reside in Keene, N. H. He is a 
farmer. They had : 

4586. Mabel E., b. in Swanzey, N. H., March 17, 1881. 

1839-3365. Frank A. Bigelow, son of Elijah and Mary 
(White) Bigelow, was born in Douglas, Mass., March 6, 1856 ; 
married, Dec. 12, 1877, Susie Submit Monahan. Resided in 
Douglas. They had : 

4587. Clarence, b. April 8, 1881. 

1854-3373. John W. Bigelow, son of John S. and Marcla 
(Hamilton) Bigelow, was born in North Brookfield, Mass., Aug. 
20, 1854 ; married, June 6, 1878, Hattie A. Miller of South 
Framingham. Reside in Worcester. They had : 

4588. Edith M., b. May 18, 1886. 

1891-3406. Fred C. Bigelow, son of Merril H. and Charlotte 
E. (Willard) Bigelow, was born in Rutland, Mass., Feb. 8, 
1854; married, Oct. 1, 1879, Mary Elizabeth Walmsley. 
Reside in Hyde Park, Mass. Children : 

4589. Fred Charles, b. Dec. 7, 1880. 

4590. Herrell Hart, b. May 15, 1887; d. June 15, 1887. 

4591. Marguerite Elizabeth, b. March 5, 1889. 

1903-3419. Albert S. Bigelow, son of Horatio and Annie 
L. (Smith) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 11, 1848 ; 
married, Nov. 4, 1875, Mary De Ford ; born in Baltimore, Md., 
April 22, 1852. Resides in Boston. Their children were : 

4592. Horatio, b. Jan. 12, 1877. 



GENEALOGY. 427 

4593. William De Ford, b. Jan. 29, 1878. 

4594. Albkkt Fkancis, h. Oct. 4, 1880. 

1903-3420. Joseph S. Bigelow, son of Horatio and Annie 
L. (Smith) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Mass., 1849 ; married, 
April 26, 1877, Mary C. Bryant. Resided in Boston. They 
had: 

4595. Joseph Smith, b. Feb. 15, 1878. 

4596. Henry Bryant, b. Oct. 3, 1880. 

4597. A SON, b. Dec. 7, 1881. 

4598. Cleveland, b. March 22, 1883. 

1922-3430. William H. Bigelow, son of Charles and 
Augusta (Morgan) Bigelow, was born in Petersham, Mass., 
Nov. 29, 1846. While he was a mere lad his parents removed 
to Somonauk, 111., where they resided until Feb., 1864, when 
he enlisted as a member of Co. K, 8th Regt. 111. Cavalry, and 
served until July 17, 1865. A few years later he removed to 
Galesburg, where he was in the employ of the C, B. & Q. R. R. 
for several years. In Jan., 1882, he became bookkeeper for the 
First National Bank. He married, June 11, 1872, Mary E. 
Raymond, daughter of D. C. Raymond of Galesburg. He died 
April 22, 1889. They had : 

4599. Bessie R. . • - . 

1954-3445. Edward B. Bigelow, son of Abraham and 
Mary B. (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Natick, Mass., Dec. 

10, 1833 ; married Frances Malinda Whiting, daughter of Rufus 
and Malinda (Stanley) Whiting. He married second, Dec. 24, 
1882, Ellen Rebecca Gould, daughter of Thomas and Laura 
(Hooker) Gould ; born in Natick, Sept. 25, 1847. They resided 
in Natick. They have : 

4600. Edward Gould, b. in Dover, Mass., Oct. 4, 1886. 

1954-3448. Abraham Bigelow, son of Abraham and Mary 
B. (Whitney) Bigelow, was born in Natick, Mass., Aug. 17, 
1839 ; married, July 10, 1867, Lydia Ann Higgins, daughter of 
Eben and Lydia (Tucker) Higgins; born in Gloucester, Mass., 
April 25, 1843 ; died May 24, 1876. He married second, June 

11, 1879, Mrs. Lucinda L. Ingram, daughter of Jones and 
Lucinda (Lermond) Taylor; born at Hope, Me., Nov. 21, 1839. 
Reside at Wellesley. They had : 

4601. Susie Anna, b. in Natick, April 10, 1872. 



428 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

1955-3452. George A. Bigelow, son of Alexander and 
Adaline (Stockwell) Bigelow, was born in "Worcester, Mass., 
July 19, 1853 ; married, Oct. 10, 1877, Dora L. Tucker ; they 
reside in Worcester. Children : 

4602. Adelaide W., b. in Norwicli, Conu., July 27, 1878. 

4603. Helen Louise, b. in Worcester, Aug. 5, 1880. 
4G04. Edward A., b. in Worcester, May 5, 1885. 

2002-3477. Alpheus Bigelow, son of Alpheus H. and 
Martha (Harrington) Bigelow, was born in Framingham, Mass., 
July 10, 1846 ; married, Feb. 18, 1866, Amy A. Jones, born in 
Uxbridge, Mass., May 17, 1843; he resided in Waltham for a 
time, and died at Norfolk, Va., July 9, 1886. Child : 

4605. Alpheus, b. in Waltham, Mass., July 24, 1867. 

2020-34 7. Dr. John M. Bigelow, son of Dr. Uriah G. 
and Lovina Zimner, was born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 22, 
1847 ; married, Feb. 14, 1874, Sara A. Crooks, born in Albany, 
Jan. 19, 1848, died Sept. 21, 1879. He graduated at Williams 
College, 1866 ; at Albany Medical College 1870 ; has been 
Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in that college 
since that date ; member of the New York State Medical Society, 
1885 ; Ex-President of the Albany County Medical Society, 
1879 ; Attending Physician to St. Peter's Hospital, Albany 
Hospital and Old Men's Home. He had one son : 

4606. Albert Stewart, b. Dec. 3, 1874 ; d. Nov. 25, 1876. 

2021-3492. Edmokd Leslie Bigelow, son of Milton B. 
and Adaline A. (Fursman) Bigelow, was born in New York 
City, Aug. 14, 1847; married, Jan. 21, 1875, Anna Gertrude 
Elliot, daughter of William L. and Elizabeth (Richards) Elliot, 
born in Boston, Jan. 7, 1852 ; reside in Boston. They have : 

4607. Mabel Gertrude, b. Jan. 17, 1881. 

2023-3497. Scott M. Bigelow, son of Cyrus and Emily A. 
(Robinson) Bigelow, was born in Worcester, N. Y., May 29, 
1846 ; married Mary Elizabeth Van Alstyne, born in North 
Hamden, N. Y., June 11, 1855: they reside in Worcester. 
Children : 

4608. Harry R., b. Feb. 6, 1875. 

4609. Frank C, b. Oct. 15, 1881. 




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GENEALOGY. 429 

2052-3512. William Irwin Bigelow, son of Rev. Russell 
and Margaret (Irwin) Bigelow, was born in Columbus, Ohio, 
May 12, 1833; married, Feb. 24, 1855, Jane Lytle, daughter 
of Andrew and Helen W. (Steele) Lytle, born in Salem, N. Y., 
July 17, 1835; resides in Gardner, Kansas. Children: 

4610. RussEL, b. in Iowa, March 25, 1857; m. Dec. 15, 1881, Florence 

Rankin. 

4611. Henry Owen, b. in Oskaloosa, Iowa, May 13, 1858; d. Oct. 7, 

1864. 

4612. Arthur, 7). in Gardner, Feb. 20, 1860. 

4613. Andrew Lytle, b. in Gardner, Aug. 20, 1861 ; d. Oct. 1, 1864. 

4614. Willard D., /). in Gardner, May 31, 1866. 

4615. Bertrand Clapp, b. in Gardner. Aug. 18, 1874. 

4616. Alpheus Armstrong, b. in Gardner, Nov. 13, 1879. 

2053-3514. Russell C. Bigelow, son of Dr. Alpheus and 
Ursula (Case) Bigelow, was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., 
July 6, 1817; married, March, 1838, Hannah Moore; she died 
March 22, 1873 ; they resided in Berkshire, O. ; they had five 
children, all but one now dead, Mrs. Ursula Wicks ; resides in 
Rolfe, Iowa. 

2053-3517. Eliphaz Bigelow, sou of Dr. Alpheus and 
Ursula (Case) Bigelow, was born in Milford Centre, O., 
Oct. 20, 1823; married, Sept. 11, 1842, Elizabeth Young; she 
died Jan. 5, 1862 ; they had four children all of whom are dead. 
He married a second wife, by w^hom he had five children. He 
died in Kansas, Oct. 25^ 1877. Children by second wife : 

Fredrick ; Ann ; Belle ; William ; and Mary. 

2053-3526. Prof. Alpheus E. Bigelow, son of Dr. Alpheus 
and Jane A. (Phillips) Bigelow, was born in Galena, Ohio, 
April 30, 1841 ; married, Oct. 25, 1870, Emma M. Brooks, born 
in Elyria, O., Sept. 3, 1848 ; they reside in Cleveland, O. He 
is a well known teacher, and we are much indebted to him for 
his valuable assistance on this work. {See engraving opposite). 

2057-3529. Alpheus Bigelow, son of Eliphaz and Miriam 
(McCloud) Bigelow, was born in Union Co., O., Oct. 6, 1827; 
married, Aug. 24, 1848, Melinda Converse, born in Madison 
Co., O., July 12, 1830 ; resided in Milford Centre, 0. He died 
Aug. 28, 1851, leaving two children: 

4618. Delilah S., b. July 15, 1849; d. March 14, 1854. 

4619. t Alpheus R., b. Oct. 2, 1851 ; m. Hattie R. Parthmore. 



430 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2079-3545. Dr. Israel Stover Bigelow, son of Israel J. 
Bigelow, was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., July 11, 1819 ; 
married, 1839, Margaret Bughman, born Oct. 28, 1821 ; they 
removed to Buncombe, Dubuque Co., Iowa, in 1854, where they 
now (1888) reside; their children were: 

4620. Alpheus, b. in Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1841; m. March 16, 1866, 

Martlia A. Radclifl'e ; res. Buncombe. 

4621. Ann Eliza, b. Oct. 1, 1842; m. March 14, 1867, David S. Long; 

res. Buncombe. 

4622. Sarah J. C, b. Feb. 14, 1844; m. Oct. 3, 1861, John T. Lloyd; 

res. Algona, Iowa. 

4623. Mary C, b. July 24, 1846; m. Oct. 5, 1869, John Long; res. 

"Vesta, Neb. 

4624. William D., b. Oct. 12, 1848; d. Nov. 24, 1855. 

4625. Margaret, b. April 20, 1851 ; d. Aug. 19, 1853. 

4626. Nancy Emma, b. June 3, 1853; m. April 30, 1878, Dr. Frank T. 

Seeley; res. Bernard, Iowa. 

4627. Israel J., 6. in Dubuque Co., Nov. 22, 1855; m. Oct. 21, 1880, 

NeUie Bailey ; res. La Motte, Iowa. 

4628. James B., b. June 24, 1857; res. Buncombe. 

4629. Isaac S., b. Jan. 27, 1859; m. Sept. 29, 1887, May Vanduzee; is 

a physician ; res. Dubuque. 

4630. Elizabeth E., b. Aug. 6, 1861 ; m. Feb. 15, 1882, Robert Buchanan ; 

res. Algona, Iowa. 

2081-3548. Dr. William G. Bigelow, son of Dr. Lebbeus 
L. and Elizabeth (Custer) Bigelow, was born Dec. 24, 1823 ; 
married, Aug. 29, 1850, Martha Wademan, daughter of Jacob 
and Barbara Wademan, born in Mifflin Co., Pa., July 25, 1832 ; 
died June 23, 1870. He married second, July, 1871, Mary 
Ann Baker, daughter of Nathaniel and Jane Baker, born in 
Mifflin Co., March 11, 1848. He served in the Mexican War 
as Sergeant, from 1846 to 1848, and in the late Civil War as 
Captain of Co. C, 45th Regt. Penn. Vols. He is a practicing 
physician and resides in Stormstown, Pa. Their children were : 

4631. Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1861; m. July, 1872, Henry 

Sample; res. Ohio. 

4632. Lebbeus Eliphaz, b. Feb. 13, 1853; m. Juuia Fitzgerald; res. 

Blair Co., Pa. 

4633. Jacob Wademan, b. April 2, 1856 ; m. Catherine Wooding ; res. 

Centre Co., Pa. 

4634. Daniel Russel, b. Nov. 3, 1857. 

4635. Laura E., b. July 25, 1861; m. Potter Brian; res. Blair Co., Pa. 

4636. William John, b. Sept. 8, 1863; d. May 13, 1864. 

4637. Isaac Custer, b. March 14, 1865 ; d. Dec. 10, 1865. 

4638. Altha Cans, b. Oct. 3, 1866. 

4639. Almira Jane, b. March 12, 1869. 

2081-3550. Lebbeus L. Bigelow, son of Dr. Lebbeus L. 
and Elizabeth (Custer) Bigelow, was born in Adamsburg, Pa., 



GENEALOGY. 431 

Oct. 5, 1827 ; married, Jan. 3, 1852, Percilla E. Miller, born 
Sept. 3, 1836 ; they reside at Parker City, Pa. Their children 
were : 

* 

4640. tCHARLES Amos, b. in Dubuque Co., Iowa, April 8, 1857; to. 

Hanuali Rosila McClintock. 

4641. fRoBERT James, b. in Dubuque Co., Iowa, Aug. 26, 1860; to. 

Emma C. Thomas. 

4642. Elizabeth C, b. in Dubuque Co., June 16, 1865; m. Jan. 28, 

1884, Kennedy K. Johnston, son of John N. and Elizabeth 
Johnston, b. in Penn., Feb. 11, 1855; resides at Renfrew, Pa. 

4643. Maggie L., b. in Dubuque Co., Oct. 8, 1868; d. Feb. 8, 1875. 

2081-3556. Dr. Eliphaz C. Bigelow, son of Dr. Lebbeus 
L. and Elizabeth (Custer) Bigelow, was born in Adamsburg, 
Penn., Dec. 17, 1841 ; married, Nov. 16, 1865, Eve Elizabeth 
Horton, daughter of Jesse W. and Catherine Horton ; born in 
Allensville, Penn,, June 1, 1846. They resided in Belleville, 
Penn., where he died Aug. 6, 1882. He enlisted in the army 
Feb. 28, 1865, and served to the close of the war. Soon after 
his marriage he moved to Washington, Iowa, and practiced medi- 
cine until June, 1873, when he removed back to Belleville, where 
he resumed practice until his death, and acquired much reputa- 
tion as a physician, being particularly successful in the cure of 
cancers. Their children were : 

4644. Elizabeth C, b. in Iowa, Nov. 7, 1866; d. Feb. 16, 1888. 
4646. Lebbeus Israel, b. March 30, 18C9. 

4646. Jesse Horton, b. Dec. 1, 1871. 

4647. Eliphaz Custer, b. Aug. 26, 1874. 

4648. Mary Cecelia, b. Jan. 24, 1877. 

4649. Julia Ann F., b. Oct. 7, 1879. 

4650. WiLLLVM Frederick, b. Nov. 16, 1881. 

2084-3559. Israel E. Bigelow, son of Dr. Daniel K. and 
Lydia (Custer) Bigelow, was born in Adamsburg, Penn., June 
25, 1825; married, July 27, 1847, Betsey M. Smith, daughter 
of Capt. E. C. and Irene (Doty) Smith ; born in Washington 
Co., Vt., Oct. 31, 1828, and for ten years was a successful 
farmer near Plain City, Ohio, to which place he had removed 
when a boy. About 1857 he was appointed postmaster of Plain 
City, which office he held for six years, and has been for many 
years engaged in mercantile business and is the postmaster at 
present in Plain City. He has been active in local affairs, 
serving in nearly all the local offices, as clerk, councilman and 
Mayor, and one term as Justice of the Peace, in all of which 



432 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

positions lie has won the respect and esteem of all. Their 
children were : 

4651. Lydia Irena, h. July 31, 1848; d. Sept. 24, 1870, unm. 

4652. fCLAEENCE Edgar, h. Nov. 20, 1851; m. March 19, 1871, Mary 

Lane. 

4653. Infant son, h. April 3, 1854; d. July 29, 1854. 

4654. IEliphaz McClellan, h. April 16, 1862; iu. Elizabeth Manning. 

4655. Daniel Crocker, h. Sept. 4, 1864; m. Jan. 8, 1887, Maria Louise 

Campbell. 

4656. fEMMETT Custer, h. March 19; m. Dec. 21, 1887, Emma L. 

Ratliburn. 

4657. Charles Smith, h. March 6, 1869 ; d. March 13, 1870. 

2085-3580, Dr. Brown A. Bigelow, son of Dr. Eliphaz and 
Leah (Waidmau) Bigelow, was born in Belleville, Penn., Sept. 
25, 1850 ; married Jennie E. Tate ; born at McAlevy's Fort, 
Penn., Aug. 16, 1852. Resides in Belleville, Penn. Graduated 
at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, 1874 ; practiced 
with his brother, Dr. James H. Bigelow, at McAlevy's Fort two 
years, then moved to Sigleville, Penn., where he practiced until 
Dec. 14, 1882, when he moved to Belleville to take the practice 
of Dr. Eliphaz C. Bigelow, then just deceased, and is now at 
that place. In Aug., 1885, he was appointed on the Pension 
Board of Examining Surgeons, and served until June, 1889. 
Their children were : 

4658. Harry Alexander, h. at McAlevy's Fort, Eeb. 7, 1872. 

4659. Maud Eunice, h. at McAlevy's Eort, July 12, 1875. 

4660. Charles Tate, h. at Sisrleville, April 1, 1877. 

4661. Eliphaz Jacob, h. at Sigleville, Dec. 5, 1878. 

4662. Samuel Edward, h. at Sigleville, Sept. 5, 1880. 

4663. Frank Clay, h. at Sigleville, Sept. 11, 1882. 

4664. Leah Elizabeth, h. at Belleville, Aug. 13, 1884. 

4665. llALPH Brown, b. at Belleville, Marcli 3, 1886. 

4666. Lebbeus Isaac, h. at Belleville, Jan. 12, 1888. 

2089-3591. Timothy L. Bigelow, son of Timothy C. and 
Hannah (Marshall) Bigelow, was born in Madison Co., O., 

Aug. 27, 1854; married, March 27, 1879, Mary Helen ; 

born in Columbus, 0., Sept. 3, 1857. They reside in Columbus, 
where they have : 

4667. Leslie L., /;. at Camp Chase, April 15, 1880. 

4668. HosEA B., h. at Columbus, Aug. 22, 1881. 

4669. Merrill L., h. at Columbus, May 18, 1883. 

2099-3605. Thomas Ebenezer Bigelow, son of Justus and 
Olivia (Cox) Bigelow, was born in Advocate, N. S., Oct. 26, 
1826; married, Dec. 17, 1872, Lois Knowlton, daughter of 



GENEALOGY. 433 

George and Sarah (Bleukliorn) Knowlton ; born in Advocate, 
Nov. 29, 1836. They reside at Kiugsport, where their children 
were born : 

4670. Ebenezer, h. Feb. 21, 1874. 

4671. George Whitfield, b. Dec. 9, 1876. 

4672. Lalia Jane, b. Dec. 24, 1876 ; d. Aug. 24, 1879. 

4673. CH.UILES, b. July 28, 1878. 

2099-3608. William Henry Bigelow, son of Justus and 
Olivia (Cox) Bigelow, was born at Advocate, N. S., July 25, 
1832. At the age of twenty-seven he moved to Spencer's 
Island, Parrsborough, N. S., and engaged in shipbuilding and 
mercantile business. Married, Nov. 1, 1867, Margaret Davis; 
born at Advocate, May 9, 1845 ; died June 10, 1869. He mar- 
ried second, July 12, 1875, Barbara H. Suthergreen; born at 
Advocate, Nov., 1846. Reside at Spencer's Island. Children: 

4674. Mary Olivia, 6. Oct. 15, 1868. 

4675. Helen Williams, b. July 28, 1878. 

4676. Harold Eugene, 6, Oct. 7, 1881. 

2099-3610. Amasa Bigelow, son of Justus and Olivia (Cox) 
Bigelow, was born in Medford, N. S., Sept. 19, 1835 ; married, 
Jan. 5, 1859, Elizabeth Fullerton ; born Jan. 8, 1839. They 
now reside in Lower Stewiacke, N. S., where he is engaged in 
trade. Their children were : 

4677. LiLLiE Belle,/;, in Medford, Dec. 12, 1860; m. Jan. 26, 1880, 

Arthur Parker, son of Michael T. and Mary (Walton) Parker ; 
b. in Rant's Co., May 3, 1853; res. Lower Stewiacke. 

4678. Harry Clifton, b. in Medford, Nov. 25, 1862; m. Oct. 16, 1883, 

Maggie McNutt, daugliter of John and Kate McNutt: b. in 
Lower Stewiacke, Feb. 21, 1866; res. Lower Stewiacke. 

4679. Joseph Cox, b. in Medford, Sept. 6, 1864. 

4680. Horace Elmer, b. in Medford, Sept. 26, 1866. 

4681. Olive Isora, b. in Medford, Dec. 3, 1869. 

4682. Eva Blanche, b. in Medford, March 19, 1872; d. May 14, 1874. 

4683. Phebe Willma, b. in Kingsport, March 3, 1878. 

2102-3612. Isaac Newton Bigelow, son of David and 
Martha (Weaver) Bigelow, was born in Nova Scotia, May, 
1838 ; married, 1863, Emeline . After some years' resi- 
dence in Nova Scotia they moved to Seattle, Washington, where 
they now reside. Their children were : 

4684. David Edward, b. in Nova Scotia, 1864. 

4685. Edwin Victor, b. in Nova Scotia, 1866 ; a clergyman at Somer- 

ville. Conn. 

4686. Clara May, b. in Nova Scotia, 1868. 

53 



434 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2103-3614. John Emerson Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and 
Waity (Sanford) Bigelow, was born in Canning, N. S., Feb. 
21, 1842; married, June 21, 1862, Hannah Blenkhorn ; born 
Dec. 18, 1842. Reside in Canning. Children : 

4687. Minnie B., h. Aug. 25, 1862; m. Nathan W. Eaton, son of Levi 

W. and Sarah (Woodworth) Eaton. They have : 
i. Victor Bigelow. 

4688. Owen, b. Feb. 8, 18G5. 

4689. Laura, 6. April 26, 1867; d. Nov., 1867. 

4690. Joseph, b. Oct. 6, 1868. 

4691. Emerson, b. June 24, 1872. 

4692. Scott Sydney, b. Nov. 21, 1874. 

4693. Halle, b. June 10, 1876. 

4694. Alonzo Mitchner, b. May 20, 1879. 

4695. Arnan, b. Dec. 13, 1881. 

4696. John Eakle, b. Jan. 14, 1885. 

2103-3617. David Henry Bigelow, son of Ebenezer and 
Waity (Sanford) Bigelow, was born in Canning, N. S., Feb. 29, 

1848 ; married, Jan. 10, 1871, Maggie ■ ; born in Horton, 

N. S., April 14, 1846 ; died May 21, 1877. He married second, 
Dec. 28, 1880, Laura Simpson ; born in Horton, Nov. 25, 1856. 
After a few years he moved to Melrose, Mass., where he now 
resides. Children : 

4697. Harry D., b. March 29, 1872; d. March 31, 1872. 

4698. Stanley Dawson, b. Sept. 10, 1874. 

4699. Frank Roy, b. Feb. 6, 1884. 

2115-3638. James W. Bigelow, son of William J. and 
Sarah M. (Whitman) Bigelow, was born in Cape Canso, 1835 ; 
married, 1857, Sarah Payzant, daughter of James Payzant of 
Wolfville ; born 1834. Reside at Wolfville. Children : .. 

4700. Jambs P., b. at Cape Canso, 1859 ; res. Northwest Canada. 

4701. Lois E., b. 1861; m. 1880, D. Graham Whidden (see page 219); 

res. Antigonish, N. S. They had : 
i. Hilda, b. 1882. 
li. Charles W., b. Aug. 4, 1883. 
iii. Veda Estelle, b. Aug. 26, 1884. 
iv. Wallace Graham, b. Oct., 1887. 

4702. Leah Parmelia, b. 1863; m. Oct. 8, 1884, Edgar Whidden (see 

page 219) ; res. Antigonisli. 

4703. Ulysses Grant, b. at Cape Canso, 1869. 

4704. Horace Howe, b. at Wolfville, 1874. 

2118-3649. Charles Reuben Bigelow, son of Charles S. 
and Tryphena (Marsters) Bigelow, was born in Antigonish, N. 
S., July 6, 1853; married in Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1880, 
Theresa Gottschaly, daughter of William Gottschaly ; born in 



GENEALOGY. 435 

Saxony, Germany, Nov. 5, 1853. Reside in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Children : 

4705. Lillian Tryphena, b. Sept. 17, 1881. 

4706. Clarence Pickering, b. Dec. 18, 1884 ; d. Nov. 19, 1885. 

2121-3653. Reuben Whitman Bigelow, son of S. William 
and Ruth (Whitman) Bigelow, was born at Green Point, L. I., 
N. Y., April 6, 1853; married, Sept. 30, 1875, Ida Lyons; 
born March 28, 1854. Reside in Fordham, N. Y. Children : 

4707. Josephine Esther, b. June 24, 1876. 

4708. Keuben W., Jr., b. Nov. 11, 1377. 

2145-3673. Lindsey M. Bigelow, son of Milton and Ada- 
line (Morse) Bigelow, was born in Reading, Vt., Aug. 28, 
1841; married, July 5, 1862, Sarah J. Barron; born Feb. 12, 
1845. They reside in Palmyra, Wis. Children : 

4709. Herbert M., b. in Baileyville, 111., May 2, 1863; m. Sept. 6, 1888, 

Allie Ellis; b. in Freeport, 111., Aug. 11, 1867; res. Gruncly 
Centre, Iowa. 

4710. Mary E., b. iu Palmyra, Wis., Oct. 29, 1865. 

4711. Irwin L., 6. in Palmyra, June 12, 1869. 

4712. Leon B., b. in Palmyra, Dec. 10, 1877. 

4713. Inez R., b. in Palmyra, Oct. 14, 1883. 

2156-3676. Charles William Bigelow, son of William and 
Elizabeth Bigelow, was born in Athol, Mass., Jan. 15, 1810; 
married, April 23, 1839, Sarah Ann Whitney; born 1809. 
Resided in Winchendon, Mass., where he died Jan. 6, 1880. 
She died Jan. 24, 1884. They had : 

4714. Charles Edwin, b. in Winchendon, Marcli 18, 1843; vi. Jan. 23, 

1868, Jennie Mary Robbins, daughter of Andrew and Matilda S. 
(Eaton) Robbins; b. in Groton, Mass., Sept. 9, 1843. He grad- 
uated at Williams College 1866, and in May, 1867, he established 
the New York house of the Knowles Steam Pump Works, which 
he has continued to the present time ; has always been an active 
business man and has been closely identified with many business 
enterprises, among which are the Eutawville R. R., Poughkeep- 
sie Bridge and Gansevoort Bank, of the last of which, he is the 
Vice-President. They had one son, b. and d. Nov. 18, 1873. 

2156-3681. George Allen Bigelow, son of William and 
Elizabeth Bigelow, was born in Athol, Mass., Nov. 1, 1823; 

married Lydia T. , and resided in Greenfield, Mass., 

where he died April 6, 1864. Children : 

4715. Charles A. 

4716. George William. 



436 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

2164-3699. Edwaed Bigelow, son of Levi and Tabitha 
(Maynard) Bigelow, was born in Rutland, Mass., Feb. 29, 
1840 ; married. May 3, 1864, Louisa Amanda Brigham. They 
resided in Rutland a few years and then moved to Worcester, 
where they now live. Children : 

4717. Robert Edward, h. July 18, 1868. 

2170-3703. Alvah W. Bigelow, son of Hon. J. Warren 
and Sarah (Temple) Bigelow, was born in Rutland, Mass., Jan. 

24, 1850; married, Feb. 13, 1879, Nellie J. Parker. They 
reside in Worcester, where he is engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness. No issue. 

2177-3705. Charles E. Bigelow, son of Andrew P. and 
Mary E. (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., March 

25, 1835 ; married, April 29, 1860, Adelaide S. Lamson ; born 
in Wayne, Me., April 3, 1837; died May 5, 1871. Resides in 
Auburn, Me. Children : 

4718. tCiiARLES F., h. in New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 29, 1861; m. Myra 

J. Miller. 

4719. Ned C, h. in Auburn, Me., Oct. 11, 1866; d. April 11, 1869. 

4720. Harry A., h. in Auburn, Aug. 18, 1868. 

2178-3708. Hatden Bigelow, son of John W. and Osca 
(Bradford) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., July 9, 1836 ; 
married, April 7, 1861, Nancy J. Carver, daughter of Caleb and 
Augusta (Copeland) Carver; born at Leeds, Me., June 16, 
1836. Resides in Greene, Me. Children : 

4721. Florence, h. in Livermore, May 28, 1862. 

4722. Carroll H., b. in Greene, April 7, 1869. 

4723. Ben.l\jviin Rush, h. in Greene, April 3, 1872. 

2178-3712. Franklin B. Bigelow, son of John W. and 
Osca (Bradford) Bigelow, was born in Livermore, Me., May 
29, 1845 ; married. May 18, 1869, Alice B. Raynes, daughter of 
Jonathan and Octavia (Bradford) Raynes ; born in Auburn, 
Sept. 20, 1847. They reside at Auburn, Me. Children : 

4724. Dawn Alice, h. in Livermore, March 14, 1870. 

4725. Kate Bradford, b. in Livermore, April 8, 1882. 

2187-3725. Elisha N. Bigelow, son of William H. and 
Sarah F. (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Dudley, Mass., March 
21, 1825; married in Webster, Mass., Aug. 6, 1846, Angeline 



GENEALOGY. 437 

Logan. They reside iu "Webster, where he is a druggist. Chil- 
dren : 

4726. Ella Isoua, h. Aii<;. 8, 1848; d. Aug-. 15, 1855. 

4727. Sarah M., h. Feb. 22, 1850; d. July 13, 1851. 

4728. Ida Belle, h. Nov. 30, 1854; m. .Juue 17, 1879, J. J. S. Peterson. 

4729. Minnie Janet, h. Feb. 4, 1863; m. Sept. 15, 1887, William E. 

Peterson. 

2187-3726. Theodore F. Bigelow, son of William H. and 
Sarah F. (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Leicester, Mass., April 
2, 1827 ; married Matilda Hodges. Resided in Webster, Mass. 
Children : 

4730. Roderick Fitzhugh, b. Sept. 11, 1851 ; m. Sept, 9, 188G, Matilda 

Walker; res. Webster. 

4731. William E., h. in Greenfield, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1855. 

4732. Flora B., b. Feb. 16, 1861. 

2187-3730. Julius W. Bigelow, son of William H. and 
Sarah F. (Gibbs) Bigelow, was born in Oxford, Mass., May 5, 
1836 ; married Azubah . Reside in Webster. Child : 

4733. Myron J., b. April 8, 1867. 

2188-3733. Joseph R. Bigelow, son of Charles N. and 
Orrell (Talbot) Bigelow; married, Oct. 31, 1851, Phebe Ann 
Brown. Resided in Webster. Children : 

4734. IFrank P., b. Feb. 23, 1852; m. .July 27, 1876, Mary G. Hooper. 

4735. Carrie Augusta, b. July 10, 1857 ; d. Oct. 10, 1862. 

2188-3734. James T. Bigelow, son of Charles N. and Orrell 
(Talbot) Bigelow ; married, Sept. 16, 1855, Sybil Ann Whitney. 
Child : 

4736. fCiiARLES N., b. April 4, 1856; m. Carrie E. Burbank. 

2188-3736. Owen A. Bigelow, son of Charles N. and 
Orrell (Talbot) Bigelow, was born in Webster, Mass., June 2, 
1847; married first, Oct. 31, 1866, Hattie A. Moore; second. 
May 4, 1876, Flora A. Lamb. Reside iu Webster. Children: 

4737. Lillian Orrell, b. July 23, 1871. 

4737i. Ralph E., b. April 1, 1881 ; d. May 26, 1882. 

2190-3742. William H. Bigelow, son of Augustus E. and 
Abigail (Edes) Bigelow, was born in Phillipston, Mass., July 
16, 1845; married, May 10, 1871, Mary Edna Derby; born in 
Holden, Mass., Nov. 10, 1851. Reside in Leicester, Mass. 
Children : 

4738. Mabel Edna, b. Nov. 7, 1873. 



438 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

4739. Nellie Blake, b. Feb. 17, 1876. 

4740. Abbie Eliza, b. Dec. 23, 1880. 

2215-3747. Walter S. Bigelow, son of David and Mary 
S. (Smith) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Feb. 25, 1850 ; mar- 
ried Nellie Thompson of Southport, Me., now reside in Troy, 
N. Y. They have : 

4741. Walter S., Jr. 

4742. Davld Eustace. 

2229-3759. Hon. Jonathan Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. 
and Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., 
Jan. 1, 1825 ; married, April 27, 1848, Sarah Brooks, daughter 
of Samuel and Jane (Hill) Brooks, born in Brighton, Mass., 
March 15, 1819, died at Fitzwilliam, N. H., Aug., 1889. 
When ten years old he went to live with an uncle in Charlestown, 
where he received the advantages of most excellent schools, 
and later in life he engaged in mercantile pursuits, and for over 
thirty years has been one of the best known commission mer- 
chants in Boston. He has been an active worker in the Uni- 
tarian church, has been a prominent member of the Masonic 
Fraternity, serving two years as District Deputy Grand Master 
under Grand Master Charles A. Welch. In politics he has 
been a Republican and was elected a Representative to the 
Legislature from Watertown, in 1886. He resided in Cambridge 
several years, but later moved to Watertown where he now 
resides. He has taken great interest in the work of complet- 
ing a family record, and has rendered much assistance to the 
writer. (See engraving opposite) . His family is as follows : 

4743. Samuel Brooks, b. in Eoxbury, March 6, 1851 ; m. Ella C 

Stevens; res. Danvers. 

4744. Lizzie Jane, h. in Roxbury, March 27, 1853; d. Oct. 21, 1856. 

4745. Henry Jona., b. in Brighton, Aug. 7, 1855; is engaged in busi- 

ness in Boston. 

4746. Louis Hill, b. in Brighton, May 24, 1857 ; is engaged in business 

in Boston. 

2229-3763. Eliakim Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. and 
Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., 
June 18, 1831. When but a small boy his father moved to 
Stowe, Vt., where he has since made his home, and married 
Oct. 29, 1859, S. Jane Handy, born in Stowe, Sept., 1835, 




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died April 29, 1864. He married second, April 12, 1865, Sarah 
Louise Barrows, born in Stowe, Sept. 23, 1841. Children: 

4747. Mary J., b. March 22, 1861. 

4748. Addie a., b. Aug. 15, 1862. 

4749. Sarah 11., b. Feb. 13, 1866; d. Feb. 7, 1879. 

4750. Edwin P., b. Oct. 12, 18G7. 

4751. ^Vnnie L., b. Feb. 12, 1871. 

4752. Susan A., b. Aug. 20, 1874. 

2229-3764. Phineas Newell Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. 
and Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., 
Sept. 27, 1832, and like his brother he has made the town of 
Stowe, Vt., his home, and married Charlotte Munn, by whom 
he has a large family, of whom we have the names without date : 

4753. Carrie Ella. 

4754. Florence Adelaide. 
4765. Clara Abbie. 

4756. Walter Josepiius. 

4757. Wilbeu Brook. 

4758. Amos Newell. 

4759. Arthur Parker. 

2229-3765. Edwin Ruthven Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. 
and Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., 
March 14, 1837 ; married Celestia E. Comstock, and resided in 
Salem, Mass. They had one daughter : 

4760. Grace. 

2229-3766. Ira Hudson Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. and 
Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., 
Dec. 19, 1839; married Augusta Fisher of Salem, Mass., and 
they have : 

4761. Charles H. 

4762. Minnie Augusta. 

2229-3767. Walter King Bigelow, son of Jonathan B. 
and Relief (Newhall) Bigelow, was born in Stowe, Vt., Dec. 28, 
1841; married, Aug. 30, 1865, Amelia W. Merrill ; she died 
Jan., 1871 ; he married second, Sept. 2, 1875, Adaline Y. 
Smith ; they reside in Salem, where he is engaged in mercantile 
business. They have : 

4763. Josephine Y., b. Jan. 27, 1877. 

2234-3770. Samuel A. Bigelow, son of Samuel and Anna 
J. (Brooks) Bigelow, was born in Boston, Mass., Nov. 26, 
1838 ; married, Nov. 5, 1867, Ella H. Brown, daughter of Seth 



440 THE BIGELOW FAMILY. 

E. Brown ; they reside in Boston, where he is engaged in the 
hardware business, the senior member of the firm of Bigelow & 
Dowse. They have : 

4764. Samuel Lawrence, b. Feb. 23, 1870. 

2236-3777. Hubbard BiCxElow, son of Harvey and Sarah 
J. (Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., May 16, 
1836 ; married, Nov. 9, 1864, Mary J. Bates ; she died Sept. 11, 
1878, aged 33 years, 3 months, 2 days ; resided in Conway 
several years. They had : 

4765. Nellie M. ; m. Charles Dole. 

4766. William H., b. Aug. 6, 1867. 

2244-3780. Austin Bigelow, son of Silas S. and Electa 
(Bigelow) Bigelow, was born in Conway, Mass., Sept. 8, 1840; 
married in Brighton, May 26, 1870, Sarah Elizabeth Davis, 
daughter of Joel G. and Sarah B. Davis, born in Brighton, 
Oct, 23, 1841 ; they reside at Brighton, Mass. Their children 
were : 

4767. Edward Austin, b. April 14, 1871. 

4768. Florence Jackson, b. Aug. 22, 1877. 

4769. Marion Electa, 6. Nov. 16, 1878. 

4770. Charles Davis, b. Oct. 25, 1884. 

2252-3784. William F. Bigelow, son of William and Sarah 
Louise (Puffer) Bigelow, was born in Leominster, Mass., 
July 13, 1851 ; married, July 28, 1872, Frances Elizabeth 
Hamilton, born iu Conway, Mass., Dec. 25, 1853 ; reside in 
Chelsea, Mass. They had : 

4771. Fred Austin, &. March 13, 1875. 1 t- • 

4772. Frank Hamilton, b. March 13, 1875. / -^^"^ms. 

4773. Claude Leroy, b. June 19, 1886; d. July 24, 1886. 

2266-3802. Levi Bigelow, son of Ransom and Laura (Butter- 
fleld) Bigelow, was born in Crown Point, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1835 ; 
married, Nov. 7, 1858, Orra Ann Davis ; they reside at